Search Results: "Bruce Chadwick"


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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: 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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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: 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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THE RUNNING VIXEN by Elizabeth Chadwick
Released: May 18, 1992

"With action, bouncy sex, and believable historical figures: an easy-going companionable popular historical."
Chadwick's first, The Wild Hunt (1989), a cheerful early 12th- century adventure, featured that busy noble of the Welsh Marches, Lord Guyon of Ravenstow, blessed with political wits, warrior's skills, and a giant capacity to love and lust. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER QUEEN by Elizabeth Chadwick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"An immersion in the life of a queen who helped shape the Western world."
British author Chadwick (Shadows and Strongholds,2005, etc.) begins a trilogy chronicling the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine, a queen equal to kings. Read full book review >

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IT’S ALL RIGHT NOW by Charles Chadwick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"All very true to life, in other words, with no car chases or explosions. Nothing much happens, but it does so with a world-weary elegance, full of wintry discontent. Mature, knowing and very well done."
A sprawling saga of the English suburbs, a sort of East Enders for north Londoners, that's attracted more attention across the pond for the debut author's age and the size of his U.S. advance than for its literary qualities. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS AND STRONGHOLDS by Elizabeth Chadwick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Like an old sword: mostly dull, but with a few bright spots."
Medieval lords and ladies live and love—and launch a lot of rocks and arrows at each other—in 12th-century England. Read full book review >