Search Results: "Harlow Giles Unger"


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MR. PRESIDENT by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A highly focused book concentrating on a small but significant part of the evolution of American government."
What starts out as a hagiographic testimony to George Washington matures into the thorough treatment readers expect from prolific history writer Unger (John Quincy Adams, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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JOHN MARSHALL by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A vigorous account of an influential American life."
A cradle-to-grave biography of the U.S. Supreme Court's longest-serving chief justice. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2010

"A fine appreciation—and explanation—of freedom's champion."
A veteran biographer specializing in the Founding Fathers offers a short, sharp life of the Virginia patriot. Read full book review >

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HENRY CLAY by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"In this lucid, exemplary biography, Unger focuses on not just Clay, but also on the formation of the early republic, a time too little studied today. An excellent introduction to a turbulent era."
A comprehensive biography of the statesman whom Abraham Lincoln called "the ideal politician." Read full book review >

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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A fine examination of a life, well deserving a place alongside David McCullough's study of Adams père."
A neglected president receives his due as a statesman and practical politician. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"Well-delineated, contrarian history—though it may disappoint readers looking for an inspiring tale of freedom lovers thumbing their noses at despotism."
A solidly researched account of the 1773 Boston Tea Party. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A worthy attempt to rescue Monroe from obscurity for a mainstream audience."
Cogent reexamination of a relatively neglected American icon. Read full book review >

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GILES GOAT-BOY by John Barth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 1966

"His major conceit, finally, is the assumption that the reader will tolerate almost anything for an intolerable length of time merely because it is awfully philosophical and terribly clever."
Mr. Barth's grandiose novel is constructed as an elaborate Conceit: the World is a University. Read full book review >

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DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY by Jennifer Harlow
Released: Aug. 8, 2013

"Though the vampire and werewolf love triangle Harlow (What's a Witch to Do?, 2013, etc.) presents has recently become a familiar trope, her crime-fighting spin adds something new."
A telekinetic crime fighter finds a visit home for the holidays just as dangerous as her day job. Read full book review >

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A BETTER MAN by Enid Harlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Best by far for its wonderful set-pieces and takes—catalogues, descriptions, nostalgia trips—on the living city itself."
Harlowe (Crashing, 1980) offers the tale of a January and May marriage that will move some, though not more often than it will strain their credibility. Read full book review >

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TO CATCH A VAMPIRE by Jennifer Harlow
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"The second in Harlow's F.R.E.A.K.S. series (Mind Over Monsters, 2011) reads like an homage to Harris' tales of Sookie Stackhouse, though Bea seems to take herself a little less seriously."
Posing as a couple has two special agents all confused, since the most complicated thing they are used to dealing with is their supernatural gifts. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1994

"A sometimes wobbly accounting but, overall, worthwhile."
An exhaustive account of Hurok's life (1888-1974) and career that disputes the ballet/music presenter's own version (S. Hurok Presents, 1953). Read full book review >