Search Results: "Andro Linklater"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"A well-wrought study of far-reaching treachery in the early years of the United States."
In-depth portrait of the treasonous General James Wilkinson (1757-1825). Read full book review >

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OWNING THE EARTH by Andro Linklater
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Vast, evenhanded and worthy of rumination."
A pertinent, wide-ranging comparative study of the unleashing of the "monster" of private property, which has both enriched and enslaved populations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 4, 2007

"An ingenious premise delivered in lively, accessible prose backed by impressive research. "
Contradicting historian Frederick Jackson Turner's famous "frontier thesis," Linklater (Measuring America, 2002, etc.) claims it was America's borders that shaped our national character. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Immeasurably informative and lots of fun. (30 b&w illustrations, 5 maps, not seen)"
Sturdy prose conveys the remarkable, still inspiring story of the struggle to standardize measurements and to apply them from sea to shining sea. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"Linklater cloaks a valuable history lesson within a dark, dramatic story."
The assassination of the British prime minister on the eve of the War of 1812 spirals gradually into a tale of pernicious political intrigue. Read full book review >