Search Results: "Allen C. Guelzo"


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GETTYSBURG by Allen C. Guelzo
NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2013

"Robust, memorable reading that will appeal to Civil War buffs, professional historians and general readers alike."
A stirring account of the "greatest and most violent collision the North American continent [has] ever seen," just in time for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Read full book review >

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LIFE LINCOLN by Allen C. Guelzo
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"One idea recurs: '[W]e can be better than we have been,' as Steven Spielberg puts it; we can 'be uplifted and galvanized by this suffering man who was a steadfast optimist in the name of freedom and equality.' That sentiment infuses and inspires this stunning portrait."
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death, LIFE editors have produced an astonishing volume of images and essays. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Thoughtful and readable: a valuable contribution to Civil War-era history."
A fluent study of a transformative document in American history. Read full book review >

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REDEEMING THE GREAT EMANCIPATOR by Allen C. Guelzo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2016

"A clear, concise look at one aspect of Lincoln, the man and the president."
Lincoln scholar Guelzo (Civil War Era/Gettysburg Coll.; Gettysburg: The Last Invasion, 2013, etc.) explores race in America as an element of African-American history as affected by Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Declaration.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2012

"An authoritative view of the great American trauma."
Lincoln Prize winner Guelzo (Civil War Era Studies/Gettysburg Coll.; Lincoln, 2011, etc.) offers a broad, readable history of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"A crisply articulated, dynamic presentation of how the debates unfolded and why they still matter today."
Two-time Lincoln Prize winner Guelzo (Civil War Era History/Gettysburg Coll.; Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America, 2004, etc.) colorfully chronicles the most famous Senate campaign in American history. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNAL OF PROFESSOR ABRAHAM VAN HELSING by Allen C. Kupfer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Lively fun, though not as stylish as Stoker or Kim Newman."
Simply amazing! First-novelist Kupfer, who teaches film and lit studies largely devoted to horror, has a grandfather . . . well, that's too involved, but a Kupfer family heirloom exists: a diary written by none other than Bram Stoker's great vampire hunter, Dr. Abraham Van Helsing. Read full book review >

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THE ARIES JESUS by Allen C. Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2008

"Nonetheless, the overwriting does not dampen a unique look at Jesus's life."
An enjoyable if not entirely consistent attempt to fill in some of the blanks in Jesus's life. Read full book review >

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A MEAL TO DIE FOR by Joseph R. Gannascoli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"Though Benny's checkered backstory is utterly predictable, you could spend a worse couple of hours than watching to see if he gets his."
Debut mob fiction with a light touch from the actor who plays hitman Vito on The Sopranos. Read full book review >

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WHO'S AT THE DOOR? by Jonathan Allen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"A winning and funny variation on an old theme. (Picture book. 3-8)"
It's the shifty-eyed wolf at the pigs' door, but neither his several disguises (a blowzy old lady; a policeman) nor the mendacious reasons he offers for coming in (``I've locked myself out...Can I...use your phone?''; ``There's a suspicious old lady in the area'') deceive the three pigs; once they've had enough, they concoct their own disguise and frighten the wolf away with a satisfyingly clever role reversal. Read full book review >

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POOR LITTLE GUY by Elanna Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"A clear victory for a pufferfish and, more importantly, readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A small, bespectacled pufferfish must face the everyday reality of being a small fish in a world full of big fishes. Read full book review >