Search Results: "John C. Waugh"


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JOHN C. CALHOUN by Irving H. Bartlett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 1993

"A fine contribution to antebellum scholarship."
A scholarly, limpid life of the southern statesman and nullifier. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Unlikely to impress jaded Lincoln devotees, but sure to charm newcomers."
Waugh (On the Brink of Civil War: The Compromise of 1850 and How It Changed the Course of American History, 2003, etc.), a Civil War historian and former bureau chief of the Christian Science Monitor, offers a lively biography of the Great Emancipator, from birth to first inauguration. Read full book review >

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C by Tom McCarthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Flawed but fascinating."
An ambitious, epochal second novel from the author of Remainder (2007). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 1994

"Wonderful, poignant stories, often alluded to but rarely told, and even more rarely told so well. (B&w photos—16pp)"
The ``brothers' fight'' of Civil War legend and historical clichÇ is grounded in firm fact: not only did the war split many actual families along partisan lines, but a sizeable number of celebrated officers in blue and in gray had been bosom buddies at West Point and subsequently comrades and mess-mates in the prewar Federal army. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"An entertaining and even moving work of popular history. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A vigorous, detailed record of the crucial campaign for the presidency during the last bitter stages of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2010

"A handy volume that efficiently covers all the essentials."
A Civil War specialist's nutshell assessment of a famously dysfunctional relationship. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES OF EVELYN WAUGH by Evelyn Waugh
Released: Oct. 25, 1977

All different kinds of people are going to be disappointed by these heavily heralded diaries—kept by England's most acerbic schoolboy, playboy, traveler, soldier, and novelist. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A no-holds-barred yet ultimately moving portrait of a major literary talent. (Photographs—not seen.)"
The second and final installment of Stannard's monumental, definitive biography (Evelyn Waugh, 1987) of one of the 20th century's most accomplished—and, apparently, misanthropic— writers. Read full book review >

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FORMAT C: by Edwin Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1999

"Others, perhaps, will not, although Black throughout shows great smarts and at times displays virtuoso rhetoric. (First printing of 50,000; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Massively conceived, neatly chiseled computer novel that begins on the wrong foot with lists of consumer goods enjoyed by a sybaritic hero only a Honda Del Sol salesman could love. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A weird mixture of personal narrative and straightforward advice."
A 1951 Princeton thesis and 25 lectures from the founder of the Vanguard Mutual Funds. Read full book review >

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MIDDLE C by William H. Gass
Released: March 12, 2013

"Gass, now 88, clearly has endings on his mind, which he addresses with fearsome brio and wit."
Misanthropy, atrocity, the Midwest—Gass revisits some familiar themes in this novel, though this ride is smoother than its epic predecessor, The Tunnel (1995). Read full book review >

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EVELYN WAUGH by Philip Eade
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Eade offers up a softer portrait of Waugh that might help bring him some new readers, which he deserves."
A softer, kinder, gentler Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966). Read full book review >