Search Results: "Bruce Chadwick"


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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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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: 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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"A collection that raises questions not so much about pairing or even creativity, but rather about how people living such chaotic lives function at all—and about why those who enjoy their art should care about their sexual logistics."
Essentially gossip—in spite of the trendy title—in these 13 essays by various authors on the influence that sexually paired writers or artists have on each other. 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 >

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THE WILD HUNT by Elizabeth Chadwick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A bouncy historical—weightless but agreeable."
A biff-and-bop, white-helmet/black-helmet tale that takes place in border country between England and Wales in 1098-1102. Read full book review >

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LIBERTY BAZAAR by David Chadwick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"This offbeat, refreshingly absorbing Civil War novel features impeccable research and well-realized main characters."
In Chadwick's (High Seas to Home, 2012) historical novel, an escaped slave girl and a former Confederate general meet in 1863 Liverpool. Read full book review >