Search Results: "Doris Kearns Goodwin"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Except for the final chapter about her mother's death and her father's subsequent depression and drinking problems, the book falls far short of her compelling historical narratives."
Pulitzer Prize—winning historian Goodwin (No Ordinary Time, 1994, etc.) turns her gaze inward, looking back on a childhood enlivened by books and baseball. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Illuminating and well-written, as are all of Goodwin's presidential studies; a welcome addition to Lincolniana."
Well-practiced historian Goodwin, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time (1994), examines Abraham Lincoln as a practical politician, focusing on his conversion of rivals to allies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"It's no small achievement to have something new to say on Teddy Roosevelt's presidency, but Goodwin succeeds admirably. A notable, psychologically charged study in leadership."
Swiftly moving account of a friendship that turned sour, broke a political party in two and involved an insistent, omnipresent press corps. Cantor and Boehner? No: Teddy and Taft. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 1986

"There are scores of illustrations, many of which look to be candids from family photo albums."
What, at this late date, could possibly be added to the oft-told story of the Kennedy clan? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 1994

"A moving drama of patchwork intimacy in the White House, played out against the sweeping tableau of the nation rallying behind a great crusade."
A superb dual portrait of the 32nd President and his First Lady, whose extraordinary partnership steered the nation through the perilous WW II years. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Editor Kearns has assembled an impressive group of tales, and also illuminated an overlooked tradition."
A startling, useful gathering of 25 stories by both familiar and overlooked Irish-American women writers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2000

"An all-too-short, manylayered tale that succeeds as a roots memoir, detective story, and revelation of tragically tangled bloodlines."
An American ethnographer's journal of a 1930 sojourn with a band of renegade Apaches living in Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains, published now for the first time, along with his son's account of travels in his father's footsteps. Read full book review >

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Finding Proof of Jesus by James L. Kearns
NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2016

"A rambling, disappointingly undisciplined religious argument."
An attempt to prove the existence of God with both experiential and scientific evidence. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"A thoroughly outstanding exploration of motherhood that's sure to delight mothers, daughters, and lovers of skillfull prose, no matter their ethnic background. (Author tour)"
Kearns (who edited Cabbage and Bones: An Anthology of Irish-American Women's Fiction, 1997) has assembled a delightfully diverse collection of essays (old and new) and fiction about the struggles and unique joys of motherhood, written by some of America's finest Irish-American women writers. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 26, 2013

"A swift, enjoyable treatment of one of the most significant battles of the period."
In this account of a pivotal battle in Scottish history, Goodwin (Fatal Colours: Towton 1461—England's Most Brutal Battle, 2012, etc.) demonstrates that he understands that history is much more interesting in small bites. Read full book review >