Search Results: "Jeffry D. Wert"


BOOK REVIEW

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: 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: 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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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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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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2002

"An enjoyable peek behind the curtain for those with an interest in theater but little actual experience with its production. (20 b&w photos)"
The staging of Broadway's The Producers as seen through the confident and vivacious eyes of a chorus member who eventually got to understudy Matthew Broderick as well. Read full book review >

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TIFFANY D. JACKSON
by Alex Heimbach

What happens when a child is charged with murder? Well, it depends. Salacious procedural episodes aside, these cases are so rare that there’s little precedent for how to proceed. When Tiffany D. Jackson came across one such story, of a 10-year-old girl in Maine charged with manslaughter for allegedly shoving pills down the throat of an infant her mother was ...


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FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE
by Leila Roy

It took the state six long years to realize I wasn’t a threat to society before they ripped me out of baby jail and put me with Ms. Stein. From one prison to another, that’s all it was. Understand, there’s a big difference between baby jail and juvie, where the rest of the girls in the house come from. Juvie ...
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BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUTH by Jeffry W. Johnston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A crackerjack idea hobbled by weak characters and the author's heavy hand. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A teen hostage is forced to recount his battle with a home invader. Read full book review >