Search Results: "Lisa Patton"


BOOK REVIEW

PATTON by Alan Axelrod
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"Like Patton at his best: polished, precise and persuasive."
George Patton revolutionizes warfare while struggling with his inner demons during times of peace. Read full book review >

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PATTON by Jim Sudmeier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A radical new biography that should interest historians, military strategists, and psychologists."
A revisionist history of Gen. George S. Patton that attributes his famously erratic behavior to a personality disorder. Read full book review >

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PATTON by Carlo D’este
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Wilson wealth and good living was something that blessed Patton his entire life''), sometimes flags, occasionally bores. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen; 9 maps)"
Legendary for his tactical speed in war, General George S. Patton (18851945) was also notable for drama and style. Read full book review >

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LISA, LISA by Béatrice Shalit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"French writer Shalit's fifth novel—and first US publication—is an accomplished soap-script that needs fleshing out."
Goodness knows, there's a passel of domestic furor and flurry within this novel's Jewish/French family, who are gathered for a wedding—but somehow the fuss and feathers have no more emotional depth than the plink-plunk of a rapid badminton volley. Read full book review >

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GENERAL PATTON by Stanley P. Hirshson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Hirshorn's highly useful reevaluation will be of particular interest to students of modern military history."
A sprawling life of the brilliant but very nasty American general known by his soldiers as "Old Blood and Guts." Read full book review >

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MONA LISA by Dianne Hales
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The breezy tone is a jarring contrast to the considerable scholarship that informs the author's history."
Like many visitors to the Louvre, journalist Hales (La Bella Lingua: A Passionate Journey through the World's Most Beautiful Language, 2009, etc.) was fascinated by Leonardo da Vinci's famous portrait and set out to investigate the real Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo: "Why did the most renowned painter of her time choose her as his model?...And why does her smile enchant us still?" Read full book review >

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SOUTHERN AS A SECOND LANGUAGE by Lisa Patton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Fans of the Leelee novels (and of Kissie) will be happy to find their heroine's life happily resolved, though the occasional slog through insignificant details may test their patience."
Patton's third novel featuring Southern belle Leelee Satterfield (Yankee Doodle Dixie, 2011, etc.) is rich on atmosphere and charm if short on plot. Read full book review >

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WHISTLIN’ DIXIE IN A NOR’EASTER by Lisa Patton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2009

"Dixie chicks and damn Yankees alike will enjoy seeing the world through Leelee's eyes."
Patton debuts with a peachy-keen summer read about a Southern woman's misadventures as a Vermont innkeeper. Read full book review >

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YANKEE DOODLE DIXIE by Lisa Patton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Absent the fish-out-of-water-in-Vermont aspect, this sequel flounders."
Second in a series begun with the well-received Whistlin Dixie in a Nor'easter (2009), in which Patton's heroine Leelee returns to her native Memphis. Read full book review >

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PATTON, MONTGOMERY, ROMMEL by Terry Brighton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Intelligent, insightful and perceptive."
Linked biography of three flamboyant World War II generals who often but not invariably deserved their fame. Read full book review >

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I, MONA LISA by Jeanne Kalogridis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A clever reworking, though not completely convincing."
Kalogridis (The Borgia Bride, 2005, etc.) chronicles the perils of young Lisa di Antonio Gherardini long before she became the subject of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 31, 1999

"A strictly academic study of Patton's generalship in one significant battle. (maps)"
A detailed analysis of one of the few WWII campaigns led by General George S. Patton that could be called a failure. Read full book review >