Search Results: "David S. Reynolds"


BOOK REVIEW

WALT WHITMAN by David S. Reynolds
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Precise and provocative, learned and lucid. (12 b&w illustrations)"
A concise and well-considered summary of the forces—biographical, social, cultural—that combined in fashioning our most original and democratic poetic voice. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 1995

"Perhaps then, this may be exemplary scholarship not just for our time, but for all times. (Book-of-the-Month Club/History Book Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selections)"
This absorbing portrait of America's greatest poetic personality contains multitudes, all right. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"A sharp work of cross-disciplinary criticism that gives new power to a diminished novel."
A provocative overview of the life and afterlife of one of American literature's most important texts. Read full book review >

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WAKING GIANT by David S. Reynolds
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A remarkable synthesis, impressive on many levels."
Award-winning historian Reynolds (English, American Studies/City Univ. of New York; John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights, 2005, etc.) charts the political, cultural, economic, artistic, scientific and religious currents roiling America from the Era of Good Feelings to the verge of the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2005

"Engrossing and timely, offering astute, thorough coverage of America's premier iconoclast and the cultural stage upon which he played his role."
Cradle-to-moldering-grave biography of America's homegrown abolitionist terrorist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

The American ``occupation'' of Britain during WW II—the phrase is George Orwell's—could have been a disaster but, in the event, was almost a triumph. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Bound to please both specialists and general readers."
Lucid, authoritative account of big-power diplomatic parleys from Munich to Camp David. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LONG SHADOW by David Reynolds
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2014

"A lifetime of scholarship informs this highly readable analysis of what the author calls 'the forgotten conflict.'"
A scholar who has written often about 20th-century warfare (In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War, 2005, etc.) returns with a comprehensive account of the many effects of World War I. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Reynolds's account attempts to make sense of it all—and does so exceedingly well."
A wide-ranging, utterly absorbing history of our times. Read full book review >

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PIRATES VS. COWBOYS by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"A refreshingly atypical exercise in waging peace, despite the tired 'X vs. Y' scenario. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Argot issues nearly spark a brawl in this addition to the trendy "head-to-head mashup" genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"There have been plenty of books—perhaps too many—about Churchill, but very few that mention his work as a writer in more than passing. Reynolds adds considerably to our understanding of the British leader."
History, the adage has it, is written by the victors. That's nowhere more true than in the matter of Winston Churchill, the self-aware subject of this engaging study. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"An evenhanded distillation of America's story from a singular outside observer."
A concise and still-inclusive history of America—from Cahokia to the 2008 presidential election—by accomplished British historian Reynolds (International History/Cambridge Univ.; Summits: Six Meetings that Shaped the Twentieth Century, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >