Search Results: "John S.D. Eisenhower"


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AMERICAN GENERAL by John S.D. Eisenhower
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A readable, evenhanded work that would be appropriate for younger readers as well."
A sympathetic look at the Union general with an eye toward correcting inaccuracies in the record. Read full book review >

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GENERAL IKE by John S.D. Eisenhower
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2003

"Soon to be bedside reading for West Point cadets and budding generals. We'll hope that Eisenhower follows with an account of his father's presidential years."
An excellent appreciation of Dwight Eisenhower's skills as a military commander, though by a biased observer—the general's son, himself a distinguished officer and historian. Read full book review >

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Released: March 23, 1989

An expert, lively, gracefully written account of America's most costly and ignored war. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 20, 1997

"While Eisenhower largely skirts Scott's personal life, he offers a vivid portrait of Scott's times and accomplishments, and of the violent young nation in which he came to prominence."
A great but frequently overlooked figure in America during the early decades of the 19th century now gets his due. Read full book review >

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ZACHARY TAYLOR by John S.D. Eisenhower
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Adequate sketch of Taylor's accomplishments without a great deal of flesh or heart."
Old Rough and Ready gets proficient, if somewhat lackluster treatment in this latest volume of the American Presidents series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 1993

"A colorful introduction to a landmark period in US-Latin relations. (Illustrations)"
An assured popular history of cross-border turmoil that inaugurated more than 75 years of US intervention in Latin American affairs—and that produced lasting resentment in our neighbors to the south. Read full book review >

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SITTING BULL by S.D. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Solidly historical and far more heartfelt than those on the overcrowded shelf of assignment-fodder profiles. (endnotes, bibliography, index) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
A reverent tribute to the great Hunkpapa chief and holy man, cast as a memoir with a rich array of new and contemporary illustrations. Read full book review >

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DIGGING A HOLE TO HEAVEN by S.D. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A useful and thorough piece of work combining fiction and nonfiction, with an extensive author's note detailing the history of coal mining. (timeline, notes, bibliography, index) (Fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 8-12) "
Nelson departs from his usual Native American stories in this informative look at child coal miners. Read full book review >

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THE BUTCHER BIRD by S.D. Sykes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"The second in Sykes' fine series is a puzzling mystery with a surprise at the end, filled with historical detail and, in Oswald, a slowly growing force to be reckoned with."
A young lord with a reputation for crime solving is nearly overwhelmed by problems. Read full book review >

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CITY OF MASKS by S.D. Sykes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"A Venice whose ancient glories still survive today provides the background for an investigation whose solution is secondary to identifying the cause of Oswald's angst."
A young man cannot escape his past no matter how far he runs. Read full book review >

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THE ASSASSINS OF TAMURIN by S.D. Tower
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2003

"Glum, predictable, and ordinary."
Debut fantasy from a pseudonymous Canadian husband (writer) and wife (artist) team. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A compelling story, but not self-disclosing enough to have the emotional weight it calls for."
A cautious, halting memoir of love between a prominent American and a high-ranking Soviet at the end of the Cold War, and the dramatic political context of their relationship. Read full book review >