Search Results: "Bevin Alexander"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"An engrossing military history, with chilling undertones of what might have been."
Creepy title aside, this is a crisp, effective WWII narrative, highlighting the many moments, invisible in the mechanized chaos of battle, where the worm might have turned against the free world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 23, 1992

"Jackson's military career. (Sixteen pages of maps.)"
Alexander (Korea, 1986), in a significant and well-argued contribution to the already massive corpus of Robert E. Lee/Stonewall Jackson scholarship, asserts that ``Stonewall Jackson, not Lee, possessed the strategic vision necessary to win key battles''—and perhaps the Civil War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2011

"A work as much fun to read as it is knowledgeable and authoritative."
A clever, incisive look at great battles from Saratoga to the American invasion of North Korea at Inchon and their success or failure as per the principles of Sun Tzu's The Art of War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"For warriors as well as the general public."
Alexander (How Hitler Could Have Won World War II, 2000, etc.) illuminates each of his 13 "rules" by using historical conflicts where conformity to one of the rules carried the day. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Still, Civil War buffs will learn a thing or two from Alexander's considerations of events."
The Stars and Bars might yet wave, if only someone could have convinced Robert E. Lee not to attempt all those frontal assaults on heavily defended positions. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE OF WARFARE by Bevin Alexander
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"While some chapters here would make good magazine articles, as a whole the book lacks perspective, and with its silence on the human catastrophe in Bosnia, it fails the key test of relevance."
Contrary to its title, this book is not about the future of warfare, but rather the types of war the author expects the US to get involved in next. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Alexander's over-the-top advocacy of Jackson's prowess and sour attacks on everyone else detract from an otherwise thoughtful analysis of the general's tactical insights."
A highly partisan review of the career of an outstanding Confederate commander. Read full book review >

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MACARTHUR'S WAR by Bevin Alexander
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"A well-focused cautionary tale about the checks and balances of power."
Versatile military historian Alexander (Sun Tzu at Gettysburg: Ancient Military Wisdom in the Modern World, 2011, etc.), a Korean War veteran, takes on the perilous confrontation between the U.S. military and the civilian command during that war. Read full book review >

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HOW GREAT GENERALS WIN by Bevin Alexander
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 1993

"Informed opinions on the martial arts that draw provocative distinctions between victors and winners. (Maps—not seen)"
An astute military historian's mildly contrarian appraisal of what separates the sheep from the wolves in the great game of war. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN by Andrew Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Wilson ably and unsparingly portrays the heady, competitive, solipsistic world that celebrated, and ultimately doomed, McQueen."
The astonishing creations and tormented life of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen (1969-2010). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A sympathetic and judicious appraisal that will deepen the understanding of this remarkable man."
A slightly odd but ultimately very satisfying biography of a man who, in terms of political and historical impact, has been called ``the dominant writer of this century.'' George Kennan described The Gulag Archipelago as ``the most powerful single indictment of a political regime ever to be levelled in modern times.'' The irony is that the indictment came not from the West, but from a heroic survivor of the Gulag. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Jean Fritz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"The volume comes to an unfortunately perfunctory conclusion with Hamilton's death in his duel with Aaron Burr, though source notes add interesting additional reading. (Biography. 9-12)"
His enemies may have called him an outsider, but Alexander Hamilton was loyal to his adopted country. Read full book review >