Search Results: "Craig L. Symonds"


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THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY by Craig L. Symonds
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Essentially a history of the Pacific war from January to June 1942 (Midway does not enter the picture until 100 pages in), this is a lucid, intensely researched, mildly revisionist account of a significant moment in American military history."
A wholly satisfying history of America's most satisfying naval victory, won in June 1942 with vastly inferior forces. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 1997

"A fine addition to Civil War literature and a deserved tribute to a remarkable career. (20 photos, 11 maps) (History Book Club main selection)"
The heroic story of an outstanding divisional commander for the Confederacy in the Army of Tennessee. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON by Craig L. Symonds
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 1992

"A stimulating and absorbing biography of an undeservedly neglected warrior. (Illustrations; maps.)"
In a significant contribution to interpretive Civil War scholarship, Symonds (History/US Naval Academy) paints an engrossing portrait of one of the most enigmatic and important figures of the war. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"For scholars and the general reader alike, an insightful and highly readable treatment of a neglected dimension of Lincoln's wartime leadership. See also James M. McPherson's forthcoming Tried By War (2008) for a broader portrait of Lincoln's role as commander in chief."
A former history professor at the Naval Academy examines Lincoln's growth as commander in chief through his relations with the United States Navy. Read full book review >

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NEPTUNE by Craig L. Symonds
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2014

"A work that manages to be both succinct and comprehensive in scope."
A fine D-Day study both technical and humanitarian. Read full book review >

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EXPLORING LINCOLN by Harold Holzer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2015

"A thoughtful treat for the Lincoln and Civil War crowds."
Noted historians reflect on the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Read full book review >

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BRIAN NINE by Craig L. DeLue
Released: Dec. 12, 2011

"DeLue proves to be a wizard of his craft as he builds Carpella into a world imbued with natural human emotion, savory plotlines, memorable characters, history-changing situations, a fight for freedom and everlasting glory in this epic page-turner."
In DeLue's debut, teenagers Brian Nine and Will Star are onboard a spaceship when a bolt of lightning causes an accidental launch and the subsequent discovery of a new, inhabited planet. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"This one surely rates a hearing. (Line drawings throughout.)"
The proprietor of an international chain of weight-loss centers puts her program in print with this all-round advisory on taking and keeping it off. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"You get the feeling the authors don't watch kids who watch TV, but their eloquent defense of public television comes at a crucial time."
A rousing if slightly canned diatribe against commercial children's television, by a former FCC chairman and broadcasting executive. Read full book review >

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MULE TRAIN MAIL by Craig Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Informative as well as evocative, and told with crisp clarity. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
In some remote pockets of Arizona, the postman wears a cowboy hat and leads a mule train. Read full book review >

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LOTS OF DOTS by Craig Frazier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Zingy and crisp, joyful and sprightly, this is one outstanding read. (Picture book. 2-7)"
In his gamesome new work, Frazier shows how one shape—the simple dot—creates and shapes our world. Read full book review >