Search Results: "Bruce Chadwick"


BOOK REVIEW

BRUCE by Peter Ames Carlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"An epic look at the man and his music."
A painstakingly traced chronicle of the remarkable career of powerhouse proletarian rocker Bruce Springsteen. Read full book review >

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JAMES AND DOLLEY MADISON by Bruce Chadwick
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"An enjoyable, gossipy book exploring the birth and the rebirth of the nation."
Another entry in the always-fascinating stories of Dolley and James Madison, showing the broad influence they had on American history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"For the general reader, an account of a president who fiddled while the ingredients for a major conflagration assembled before his eyes."
An idiosyncratic survey of the American political scene as the clouds gathered for Civil War. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"Relentlessly disappointing. (24 pages photos, not seen)"
Chadwick (Brother Against Brother, 1997) recounts what are by now well-known details in the lives of Lincoln, the prairie stalwart, and Davis, the gentleman farmer from Mississippi, who respectively led the United States and the Confederate States during the Civil War. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2006

"A deft portrait of the Washington team, building a life together and, eventually, a new nation."
At home with George and Martha, America's first First Family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2001

"What could have been an insightful examination of the nature of a popular art and the duration of a classic is instead a massively researched but ultimately pedestrian history paper. (42 photos, not seen)"
The ripe topic of how filmmakers mythologized the Civil War is manhandled into pedantic submission in this well-organized but dreary film history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"Not just a history lesson, but an examination of the fundamental ideas that gave birth to the United States."
Well-told account of the debate that shaped the American system of government. Read full book review >

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HOTEL BRUCE by Ryan T. Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A merry, witty celebration of chaos and grumpiness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cantankerous bear's home is once again wrested from his control. Read full book review >

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BRUCE CHATWIN by Nicholas Shakespeare
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2000

"An unflinching reconstruction of a singular writer's scorching trajectory through life: Speed makes it concise; fate makes it haunting. (Family tree, photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An ingenious, outsize myth-meets-facts "life and works" of the charismatic global citizen and compulsive tale-teller. Read full book review >

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MOTHER BRUCE by Ryan T. Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"Visually beautiful, clever, edgy, and very funny. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A crotchety bear unwillingly raises four goslings. Read full book review >

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LUCKY BRUCE by Bruce Jay Friedman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A life story that consistently charms with candor and the seasoned wit of a master storyteller who's certainly been around the block."
The hilariously juicy memoir of a successful novelist, playwright and screenwriter. Read full book review >

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BRUCE THE BALDING MOOSE by Corinne Mellor
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Imaginative, not sturdy. (Pop-up. 4-7)"
Bruce The Balding Moose ($13.99; Nov. 1996; 20 pp.; 0-8037-2064-5): Bruce is bald because his antlers have fallen off again—an annual event, to be sure, but this time it coincides with a big dance. Read full book review >