Search Results: "Geore R.R. Washington"


BOOK REVIEW

A GAME OF GROANS by Geore R.R. Washington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2012

"A featherweight lampoon that could amuse Martin fans with a sense of humor. More obsessive followers may well go medieval."
A pseudonymous author delivers the inevitable satire of George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy (now a hit HBO series). Read full book review >

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WASHINGTON by Tom Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Lewis amply shows how close D.C. came to being an ugly patchwork town, and he cites the congressmen who fought to keep it Southern and the Gilded Age men who used their money for its good. Those who enjoy the city will enjoy this book."
Lewis (English/Skidmore Coll.; The Hudson: A History, 2005, etc.) follows the evolution of the symbolic place of Washington, D.C., in the consciousness of Americans.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2008

"A work of admirable, if digressive, breadth, examining the endurance of the nation's dream, even after the British pillaged Washington in 1814."
Bordewich (Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America, 2005, etc.) chronicles the painful creation of America's capital city. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"For a picture of strict belief in class distinctions and the stupidity of the fools who accede to the good of the whole, please step this way. For anyone else, take a pass."
As the great-nephew of the first president, Washington writes about a forgotten book he claims molded the Founding Father's personality: H. de Luzancy's A Panegyrick to the Memory of His Grace Frederick, Late Duke of Schonberg (1690). Read full book review >

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GEORGE WASHINGTON by Paul Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2005

"Slight, sometimes debatable but thoroughly well written: a good starting point for those who want to brush up on why Washington matters all these years later."
A slender, interpretation-laden biography of the first president. Read full book review >

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CITIZEN WASHINGTON by William Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 1999

"A strongly satisfying, eminently readable saga that suggests we—ll never completely understand, or condone, the contradictions and inconsistencies of which great leaders are made."
Compelling biographical fiction that probes the unlikelihoods and uncertainties behind George Washington's hallowed historical presence. Read full book review >

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MAJOR WASHINGTON by Michael Kilian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 1998

"Once past the leaden, pseudo18th-century colonial prose, it becomes clear that Kilian's tale is less about Washington and more about the crazy things men do when they're in loveand about the awful price women must pay as the objects of such inspiration."
Creaky and ponderous but occasionally eye-opening take on George Washington's less-than-brilliant career as spy, commander, and possible instigator of the French and Indian War. Read full book review >

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GEORGE WASHINGTON by Willard Sterne Randall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Not the landmark in storytelling and scholarship achieved by previous Washington biographers Douglas Southall Freeman and James Thomas Flexner, but an often penetrating narrative of Washington's formative influences."
Biographer Randall (Thomas Jefferson, 1993) adds another compelling figure to his portrait gallery of America's early leaders. Read full book review >

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MARTHA WASHINGTON by Patricia Brady
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 27, 2005

"Engaging study of a vibrant woman."
In a short, admirable biography, Brady—who has edited several books about Nelly Custis Lewis, Martha Washington's granddaughter—recreates the life and loves of America's original first lady. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 18, 1995

"Shvets generates interest only when detailing the daily, tedious routines and machinations of undercover spy work."
A former KGB operative offers a melodramatic and often portentous account of his ``spy'' activities while attached to the Soviet embassy in Washington, D.C. Shvets arrived in Washington in 1985, supposedly as a correspondent for the Soviet news agency Tass. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"Timeline; bibliography; index (not seen). (Biography. 9-12)"
After an introduction listing the reasons for Washington's importance, a straightforward chronological account of his life. Read full book review >

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GEORGE WASHINGTON by Stephen Brumwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"The First Father waves from his high horse with this felicitous new assessment of his derring-do."
America's "pugnacious fighting man," as dashingly portrayed by English historian Brumwell (Paths of Glory: The Life and Death of General James Wolfe, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >