Search Results: "David O. Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Technical information presented with clarity makes this scientific narrative accessible to laypeople; up-close-and-personal portraits of the leading characters, assessing their private peccadilloes as well as their professional accomplishments, make it much fun to read."
Science writer Monagan teams up with cardiologist Williams for an engaging and informative history of angioplasty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A useful, if sometimes depressing, counter to the sanitized picture many historians paint of our nation's greatest struggle."
A reconsideration of the Civil War that addresses its impact on ordinary people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Of interest to students of the Civil War, and certain to provoke discussion in the professional journals."
There was not one civil war between 1861 and 1865 but many—so many that if the South were to rise again, it would do so on only one leg. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE ENGLISH FALL by David Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A standout among post-apocalyptic novels, as simply and perfectly crafted as an Amish quilt."
When the going gets tough, the Amish get going. Read full book review >

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TREASURE BY POST by David Williams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 12, 1992

"Still, there's enough of interest here to charm puzzle fans."
This time out, merchant banker Mark Treasure (Prescription for Murder, p. 218, etc.) and his lively actress wife, Molly, are visiting Chiversley, where she is appearing in a film and where he has been asked by a bishop friend to become one of the three ``Convent beneficiaries'' of the Society of Blessed Mary Magdalene at Saint Timothy's Church to find a replacement for the murdered church organist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A persuasive, engaging examination of the post-political career of a shadowy and much-maligned figure from the era of the Founders."
A fresh, vivid exploration of the exploits and trial of Aaron Burr (1756-1836), the most notorious figure of the early American republic. Read full book review >

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MADISON'S GIFT by David O. Stewart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Stewart's lively character sketches employ sprightly prose and impeccable research."
A fond portrait of the mild-mannered Virginian and implacable advocate for the young American government. Read full book review >

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THE BABE RUTH DECEPTION  by David O. Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"The third from Stewart (The Wilson Deception, 2015, etc.) cleverly mixes real-life people and historical events. The problems of the unlikely sleuths will particularly appeal to baseball fans."
In the aftermath of World War I, two unlikely partners reunite to protect those they love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"Catherine Drinker Bowen's Miracle at Philadelphia (1966) remains the unsurpassed popular history of the Convention, but Stewart's highly readable narrative need defer to little else."
A careful account of how the Founders fashioned America's central document. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2009

"Likely to become the standard version of this historic clash between a president and Congress."
A riveting look at one of American history's most dismal episodes. Read full book review >