Search Results: "Bevin Alexander"


BOOK REVIEW

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: 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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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SUMMER READING WITH KWAME ALEXANDER
by Julie Danielson

It doesn’t take much to get award-winning, bestselling poet and author Kwame Alexander excited, especially if you’re talking about books and children and teens. If you’ve ever seen him speak, you know this Newbery winner is high-energy and has great passion for his work.

He’s especially excited these days about summer. Probably for the same reasons a lot of us ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY AND THE LITTLE ONE by Claire Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"The story looks beautiful, but the depths of the issue are never plumbed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mouse disturbs a monkey's tranquility but soon turns from irksome to indispensable in Alexander's tale of friendship's often strange course. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY BILLINGSLY TAKES A BOW by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Stadler succeeds in both his amusing illustrations and his well-paced, polished story, and surely Beverly will be back for an encore, perhaps baking brownies, buying a bicycle, or building a bridge as she conquers new fears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Beverly Billingsly is back (Beverly Billingsly Borrows a Book, 2002), this time with a new venue for her worries: auditions for the school musical called Stormy Weather. Read full book review >