Search Results: "Jeffry D. Wert"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A worthy work that draws on previously unknown correspondence to give a lively, from-the-saddle view of life as a rebel horseman."
A sturdy life of the Confederacy's knight-errant, "the bold and dashing cavalier" who evoked chivalry in a theater of carnage and slaughter. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Wert writes history the way it ought to be written: with clear prose, a deep understanding of his sources, and with the voices of ordinary men—all of which make the events as real to us as if they had only happened yesterday. (13 maps, not seen)"
A masterful and engaging account of the Civil War from the perspective of the soldiers who fought it, by the author of Custer (1996) and General James Longstreet (1993). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"An engaging study, particularly for students of Civil War military history—and of leadership."
A carefully argued account of "the largest army in American history"—and one that barely survived its commanders. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A fair, though not uncritical, reappraisal of one of the Civil War's great but maligned soldiers. (Twelve maps, 16 pp. of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A carefully argued account of the general whom Robert E. Lee affectionately called ``my old war horse''—the same man who in the mythology of the Lost Cause became the scapegoat for the failure of Confederate arms at Gettysburg. Read full book review >

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A GLORIOUS ARMY by Jeffry D. Wert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"An energetic, evenhanded assessment that gets at the heart of Lee's genius and the heroic achievements of the army he so ably led."
A Civil War specialist revisits the glory days of one of the most splendid fighting forces ever assembled: the Army of Northern Virginia (ANV). Read full book review >

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GETTYSBURG, DAY THREE by Jeffry D. Wert
NON-FICTION
Released: July 3, 2001

"A noteworthy addition to the groaning shelves of Gettysburg books: superb narrative enriched in equal measure by careful tactical judgment and vigorous storytelling."
From Civil War historian Wert (A Brotherhood of Valor, 1999, etc.), an astute mixture of strategic analysis and common soldiers' narratives detailing the 24 climactic hours on which the Union hinged. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 1996

"This accessible biography presents a much fuller historical picture of this near-mythic American hero. (maps, not seen) (Book- of-the-Month Club alternate/History Book Club main selection)"
An admiring and dutiful account of the military exploits of the Civil War hero and leader of the Seventh Cavalry at the ill- fated battle of the Little Bighorn. Read full book review >

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FOUR D by Gregory Morrison
Released: Nov. 23, 2011

"A grab-bag of fables that baffle but also beguile."
Confused people with hazy longings confront mysterious forces in this collection of four enigmatic stories. Read full book review >

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D-DAY by Jonathan Mayo
NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 2014

"An accessible history that conveys the havoc and vast international spread of D-Day."
An engrossing work that cuts and pastes chaotic events for order and sense in a manner very much like fiction. Read full book review >

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D-DAY by Rick Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Within its limits, a grand and historically significant tale told with dash and authority. (maps, charts, lists of major armies and figures, weaponry, personal supplies, timelines, photos) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
This version of the much-admired The Guns at Last Light (2013) for younger audiences focuses on the drama and the astonishing scale of one of World War II's pivotal operations: the D-Day invasion. Read full book review >

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D/S by Gary S. Kadet
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"Markers along the way are decadence, depravity, and sleaze."
Fade in on Perry Patetick, the anti-hero of this so-called anti-love story, as he's about to lose his newspaper job and drift into the world of S&M, in particular D/S—D for "Dominance," S for "submission." Read full book review >

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D-DAY by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Beevor gets better with each book."
The grand Allied invasion of Normandy had myriad ways to go wrong, writes historian Beevor (The Mystery of Olga Chekhova, 2004, etc.) in this skilled account. Miraculously, it did not. Read full book review >