Search Results: "Jory Sherman"


BOOK REVIEW

SHERMAN by Lee Kennett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"Sympathetic to Sherman but far from uncritical: a solid contribution to Civil War studies and tactics."
A skillful biography of one of the Civil War's most noteworthy—and notorious—military leaders. Read full book review >

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THE BARONS OF TEXAS by Jory Sherman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Though some originality emerges in action sequences and narrative description, this first in the Texas Cattle Quartet ultimately comes off as somewhat silly—with neither credibility nor historical accuracy."
In a prequel to Grass Kingdom (not reviewed), Sherman takes on early Texas history in a tale of two sailors turned cowboys in the antebellum Southwest. Read full book review >

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THE BARON WAR by Jory Sherman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Fans of the series won't be disappointed if they're looking for more of the same."
The fourth in Sherman's novels about the Barons of Texas (Grass Kingdom, not reviewed, etc.), with the Civil War as a backdrop. Read full book review >

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SHERMAN by Steven E. Woodworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A crisp assessment of a warrior who perfected the doctrine of striking at the enemy's economic resources and will to resist, making the South so sick of war 'that generations would pass away before they would again appeal to it.'"
A fast-paced look at the military career of Grant's most trusted, effective subordinate, the latest from the publisher's handy Great Generals Series. Read full book review >

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SHERMAN by John F. Marszalek
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Despite his sometimes heavy-handed psychobiographical theme, Marszalek succeeds in making this gruff, complex warrior come alive."
An exhaustive but engaging biography that plumbs the personality of William Tecumseh Sherman—and attempts to explain the Civil War general's personal and military decisions as arising from a psychological need for order and control. Read full book review >

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SHERMAN CRUNCHLEY by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Such a little word to create such anxiety, though the authors' point will not be lost on young readers: if you say no, the house will not fall down and family and friends will not flee; this time, the negative has positive potential. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sherman learns how to be his own dog in a tale that revolves around the ability—or, in Sherman's case, inability—to say no. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1995

"A fresh, needed reinterpretation of Sherman the man, but a bit overwritten and sometimes off-base in its psychologizing."
The battles of the Civil War become background scenery in this long, sober examination of the mind and personality of ``Cump'' Sherman, 19th-century American military icon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"A worthy contribution to the Civil War literature."
A well-crafted study of "two failed men with great potential" without whom the Civil War might have ended differently. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 4, 1996

"With black-and-white photographs and maps, the layout is rather bland, but the text could serve as something of a model of biography for young readers. (b&w photos, notes, chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
In the Notable Americans series, the story of the Civil War general's life, with due emphasis given to his unhappy experiences before the war and to his successful strategies and campaigns during it. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN by James Lee McDonough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"A fine biography, welcome reading for any student of Civil War history."
A wide-ranging biography of the Civil War legend, a monster to some, a savior to others. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER SHERMAN LOVED ME by Jane St. Anthony
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2006

"Sadly, this story doesn't pack much of an emotional wallop, leaving the reader interested but fundamentally unengaged. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Set in a time when women stayed home and wore nylons even in the summer, this slice-of-life is less of a story and more of an evocative mood piece. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Ultimately, these moguls don't seem very mad at all; though Farr disapproves of many of their actions (he faults Rubin for recording controversial acts like rap's Geto Boys), one ends up admiring all eight, especially given the harsh lives they've overcome."
Though uneven, this volume is full of wild stories about the men behind the most important—and atrocious—popular music of the last ten years. Read full book review >