Search Results: "David W. Blight"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A powerful, welcome addition to the Civil War library."
Two newly discovered narratives of slaves who escaped to freedom during the Civil War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Blight has distilled a mass of historical material into an impressive, clearly written volume that, however depressing, reads well and rings true."
Blight (History/Amherst Coll.) describes how Americans decided to remember the devastation of the Civil War during the decades that followed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 1992

"An informed and informative appreciation of an influential industry."
From a veteran pollster, a thoughtful overview of public- opinion research and of those who helped make it a sociopolitical force in the US. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2003

"The author's hand is equally adept in a sailing epic masterfully told with emphasis in all the right places. (Illustrations)"
The legendary sailboat America and its trumping victory over British vessels to establish the America's Cup, appealingly portrayed by maritime historian Shaw (Flying Cloud, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

"Shaw's pleasing formality and attention to detail do a first-rate job of re-creating the atmosphere on deck the Flying Cloud, and of the world seen through the eyes of her navigator. (Illustrations, not seen)"
A precise and intimate chronicle of the fabled Flying Cloud's record-setting run from New York City to San Francisco in 1851, engagingly told by sailing writer Shaw (Daring the Sea, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1993

"Oral history of a high and enlightening order."
Verbatim proceedings from a blockbuster Havana-based 1992 conference on the Cuban missile crisis of 1963, plus interpretive commentary by a team of down-to-earth scholars led by Brown University's Blight and also including Allyn (Harvard Law School) and Welch (University of Toronto; coauthor with Blight of On the Brink, 1989). Read full book review >

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SYRIA by David W. Lesch
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Personal knowledge and on-the-ground experience inform this behind-the-headlines chronicle of the Syrian conflict."
Anticipatory account of the demise of Bashar al-Assad, Syria's struggling dictator, and the quake potentials building in the regional political, religious and ethnic fault lines that run through his country. Read full book review >

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Grimm Patriot by David W. Arndt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2016

"A flawed but entertaining thriller set during America's tumultuous beginning."
A debut novel tells a fictionalized version of the founding of the U.S. Marine Corps. Read full book review >

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WALLAÇONIA by David W. Pratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2017

"An intelligent, sensitive take on a coming-out story, with locales and characters that rise above the familiar."
A Cape Cod, Massachusetts, teenager deals with his tortured uncertainty about his sexual orientation in this YA novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2001

"Shaw's intimately detailed account of the Arctic's sinking and the struggles of those who survived will appeal not only to those who reveled in the bathos of the film Titanic but to all readers with a serious interest in nautical history and courage. (8-page photo insert, maps)"
A sensitive history of the doomed steamship Arctic and her courageous captain, demonstrating the ability of a veteran sailor and maritime author (Flying Cloud, 2000) to render nautical history both accessible and poignant. Read full book review >