Search Results: "H.W. Brands"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Judicious and well researched, the volume presents a good opening in the reappraisal of Johnson and his administration."
A convincing reassessment of Lyndon Johnson's foreign policy. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER OF JIM FISK FOR THE LOVE OF JOSIE MANSFIELD by H.W. Brands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 31, 2011

"A wonderfully creative beginning to what promises to be a revitalizing history series."
Overlooked Gilded Age crooked financier Jim Fisk receives a compelling historical exhumation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A lucid, literate survey of events that transformed the nation, for better and worse."
Historian Brands (The Strange Death of American Liberalism, 2001, etc.) crafts a rich study of Gold Rush-era America that enfolds the period's bigger-than-life personalities and big ideas. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"It serves as an invigorating justification of the business of business but will also perform well as an introduction to the pioneers of major industries and the nature of their contributions."
A capsule tour of the variety of inspiration and efforts that mark American entrepreneurial history. Read full book review >

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THE RECKLESS DECADE by H.W. Brands
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Narratively not always up to its best moments, but well researched and accessible; a persuasive reminder that we should look back over our shoulder at what has gone before."
A historian peels the romantic veneer off the good old days of late-19th-century America. Read full book review >

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WOODROW WILSON by H.W. Brands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2003

"A worthy overview that acknowledges Wilson's considerable strengths and his many limitations."
Latest in the American Presidents series, profiling a respected but now overlooked chief executive. Read full book review >

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REAGAN by H.W. Brands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"An exemplary work of history that should bring Reagan a touch more respect in some regards but that removes the halo at the same time."
Monumental life of the president whom some worship and some despise—with Brands (History/Univ. of Texas; The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace, 2012, etc.) providing plenty of justification for both reactions.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An exciting, well-written comparison study of two American leaders at loggerheads during the Korean War crisis."
Two American heroes tested and tried at their most inspired hours. Read full book review >

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T.R. by H.W. Brands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 17, 1997

"Missing some of the brio of Edmund Morris's The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and of the colonel himself, but a life that pays its subject the ultimate tribute of taking him seriously as an adult. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Theodore Roosevelt emerges as considerably more than his toothy Rough Rider legend in this extensively researched, psychologically penetrating biography of our 26th president. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A direct, engaging approach to Grant's life that would have pleased him."
An unabashed admirer of the great Civil War general portrays the most unlikely, reluctant American hero since George Washington. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"An educational, briskly written pseudo-textbook aimed at readers outside university classrooms."
A loosely themed survey of 35 years of American history. Read full book review >