Search Results: "Dan Schultz"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2013

"A flawed but stylistic story that uses the elements of a terrible crime to fuel a meditation on Western culture."
A journalist speculates on the true, if blurry story behind one of America's largest manhunts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STYLL IN LOVE by Rob Schultz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"An ambitious but muddled tale that tries but fails to create a convincingly modern myth of redemption."
A first novel that strains for profundity as a young husband explores the meaning of love and death after his wife flees to the Canadian woods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 1992

"Skillfully interwoven from personal and local histories and contemporary accounts—an intimate view of desperation and bloodshed on the Great Plains that's as poignant as it is tragic. (Eight pages of illustrations.)"
Another sad chapter in the history of the American West sharply and colorfully rendered by Schultz in a fitting successor to his vivid Month of the Freezing Moon (1990). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Schultz handles all of this melodramatic material with vigor and clarity, a first-rate addition to the bulging shelves of Civil War Studies. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Schultz, the author of a series of well-received works of narrative history (Quantrill's War, 1996; Over the Earth I Come, 1992, etc.) concerned with America in the turbulent 19th century, adds another with this wonderfully vivid portrait of Confederate attempts to stir up rebellion in the North during the war's waning days—efforts that even included a chilling but unsuccessful attempt at germ warfare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"You've heard all this New Age-speak before, but the individual stories—most of them lively and fresh—save Schultz's rendering from being trite."
Mixing Jungian psychology and New Age physics with the homespun philosophies of successful entrepreneurs, business-writer Schultz (coauthor: Cashing Out, 1991—not reviewed) concludes that if you want to succeed in life, you have to be willing to follow your gut when making decisions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUSTER by Duane Schultz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A competent overview, but readers in search of a rich character study or thoughtful analysis of military leadership should look elsewhere."
Part of the Great General series, this biography of George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876) provides about as much information as the average reader needs to know about the flamboyant general. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DYSLEXIA by Philip Schultz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Under the rubric of 'inspirationally instructive,' Schultz offers a compact book. Yet, writing with a focused mind, he dilates at length on the struggle within that mind."
Writers have a way with words. In the case of this writer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2008, words are more likely to have their challenging way with him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 1996

"Schultz extends his catalog of richly detailed, well-written histories with this life of Quantrill, who emerges less as a psychopath than as a soldier bent on bringing total destruction to his enemy. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A vivid account of the life and times of a Confederate guerrilla. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MADHOUSE NUDES by Robert Schultz
Released: April 1, 1997

"Slow pace, light plot, but strong characters rendered in artful pages."
Debut fiction by a prizewinning poet: an epistolary novel that traces the life of a painter dedicated to the female nude whose psychic breakdown leads to accusations of sexual assault. Read full book review >