Search Results: "Newt Gingrich"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2007

"One-dimensional characters engage in long, sometimes eye-glazing conversations, but the 'what if' is plausible."
If there had been a third strike at Pearl Harbor, would the U.S. have been out? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2005

"Reasonably well-written and plausible, with excellent period photographs as a bonus. Still, there's so much good Civil War history to read that this what-if exercise seems more than a touch unnecessary."
What if the Civil War had ended in the summer of 1863? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO TRY MEN’S SOULS by Newt Gingrich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"The prose is rich in platitudes, especially when the underimagined characters are making speeches to each other. It takes more than vividly rendered battle scenes to make compelling historical fiction."
Historically minded Gingrich and Forstchen (Days of Infamy, 2008, etc.) fix their eyes on the Revolutionary War and the pivotal victory that saved America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Those iconic figures manage more human-speak than they did in Gettysburg (2003), and the battle scenes continue war-lovingly rendered. Civil War buffs will be entertained."
The Gingrich and Forstchen (military historian) "what-if" take on the Civil War gathers some steam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VALLEY FORGE by Newt Gingrich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An informative if starchy novel about a crucial turning point in American history."
A you-are-there account of George Washington's—and Baron von Steuben's—stalwart efforts to whip the beaten-down Continental Army into the crack fighting force that defeated the British. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GETTYSBURG by Newt Gingrich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Authoritative military history, well-rendered battle scenes. Inevitably, though, it suffers by comparison to Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels. Shaara breathed life into that iconic Gettysburg cast; Gingrich-Forstchen can't quite manage it."
The former Speaker of the House and a military historian take a what-if look at the historic battle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICTORY AT YORKTOWN by Newt Gingrich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Augmented with character sketches of lesser-known patriots, the book brings Washington to life as a resolute and bold general. The authors shine brightly in describing the depth of his emotion flowing from the victory at Yorktown."
Gingrich and Forstchen (Valley Forge, 2010, etc.) continue their series on the American Revolution by following Washington and the Continental Army to Yorktown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BATTLE OF THE CRATER by Newt Gingrich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Well-researched and entertaining."
Putative presidential hopeful, political lightning rod and prolific author Gingrich (Gettysburg, 2003, etc.) novelizes a little-known Civil War battle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"869) is certainly more apple pie than expected, but it is a small story, nonetheless, and unlikely to speak to anyone but the already converted."
The sister of Newt tells all—well, at least she tells some. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED-SPOTTED NEWT by Doris Gove
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This may be more than most people want to know about newts, but it is an inspiring book for nature buffs. (Nonfiction. 7+)"
Who knew that red-spotted newts produce poisonous chemicals that smell and taste bad to protect them from predators? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT NEWT COULD DO FOR TURTLE by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"These oversize pages are full of small, refreshingly simple lessons on how friends help each other; with a rhythmic telling that may have readers chanting along, the story is perfectly delightful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A story of friendship and reciprocity that teaches without preaching, from London (Old Salt, Young Salt, p. 901, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"In depicting responsible governing checkmated by partisan sniping, the authors present a true-life spectacle as funny as a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta and as painful as root canal."
A gimlet-eyed history from Hager and Pianin (reporters for Congressional Quarterly and the Washington Post, respectively) of the capital's budget follies, culminating in last year's impasse between President Clinton and the GOP-controlled Congress. Read full book review >