Books by Clinton Cox

HOUDINI by Clinton Cox
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

Among the outpouring of new releases and reprints on the life of Houdini comes Cox's (African American Teachers, not reviewed, etc.) biography with only Houdini's piercing eyes, now a symbol of the man still known as the world's greatest magician, gracing the cover. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Jocelyn Elders had to resign from the office of the Surgeon General. (index, not seen, b&w photos, chronology, notes, bibliography) (Biography. 10-14)"
Brief biographies of two dozen African-American doctors, nurses, and healers from the earliest days of this country to the present comprise this latest in the Black Star series. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"In addition to paying tribute to some overlooked figures, this book also demonstrates why one historical account is never enough to establish the facts, and the surprises to be found in good research. (b&w photos, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
In a solid, factual chronicle, Cox (Mark Twain, 1995, etc.) retells the story of the American Revolution; he doesn't change or challenge what occurred but includes many of the details most history books have left out. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

A fluent, tightly focused biography of a man who was born and died under two appearances of Halley's Comet, and led a restless, colorful life in between. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Index; large bibliography; several dozen b&w illustrations, mostly contemporary photos. (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
In a follow-up to Undying Glory: The Story of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment (1991), Cox celebrates the essential role played by the 9th and 10th US Cavalry in the Indian Wars. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Bibliography of sources; b&w photos and index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A moving account of the formation and valiant record of the first black regiment (a story also told in the film Glory), from the firing on Fort Sumter to an 1887 reunion. Read full book review >