Search Results: "Ralph Peters"


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CAIN AT GETTYSBURG by Ralph Peters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Literary readers will prefer Michael Shaara and Shelby Steele, and unliterary ones will want their Newt Gingrich. But Peters' novel holds up well, and it's welcome in the vast library of books about the Civil War's great turning point."
Action-packed treatment of one of the bloodiest episodes of the Civil War, rendered with all due gruesomeness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"In general, the average reader will be as entranced as if reading a military-science dissertation."
A collection of essays by top-selling Peters, author of A Perfect Soldier (1995). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 2, 2001

"Gracelessly written, but indispensable to students of Ellison, Oklahoma City in the 1920s, or Harlem in the '40s."
Painstaking biography covering the first half of the noted African-American writer's life, through his acceptance of the National Book Award in 1953. Read full book review >

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VALLEY OF THE SHADOW by Ralph Peters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"A superlative novel."
Those who enjoy Bruce Catton's and Shelby Foote's Civil War histories will find a fictional equal in Peters' retelling of the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign. Read full book review >

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HELL OR RICHMOND by Ralph Peters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"Not quite in the class as Michael Shaara or Shelby Steele, but a solid work of historical fiction all the same."
Swift-moving fictional reconstruction of the terrible Overland Campaign of 1864, which must have seemed to its participants to be never ending. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S GARDEN by Ralph Peters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"His portrait of the snakes mapping out current East-West diplomacy may make you long for the verities of the Cold War."
The balance of power in hapless Azerbaijan hinges on the fate of a kidnapped young woman—one Kelly Trost, snatched from her humanitarian wanderings by someone who killed her interpreter and all nearby witnesses. Read full book review >

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FLAMES OF HEAVEN by Ralph Peters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"The scenery, including trips to Samarkand and Tashkent, is not to be missed."
The circle of friends and relations surrounding a talented, immensely cynical, half-Russian artist cope in their various ways with the terrifying breakup of the Communist order in the Soviet Union. Read full book review >

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RED ARMY by Ralph Peters
Released: May 1, 1989

A detailed and intelligent look at the execution of a surprise attack on West Germany as seen from the Soviet viewpoint—by a former U.S. Army intelligence officer. Read full book review >

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TRAITOR by Ralph Peters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 6, 1999

"The result is one of those rare thrillers that actually kills off its villains (and there are plenty) before they wear out their welcome."
A blistering indictment of big-ticket military procurement corruption folded into a sleek, well-muscled thriller. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT SOLDIER by Ralph Peters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 1995

"West clashes did not end with the Cold War."
A very well-done if bleak and cynical chiller from an old pro (The Flames of Heaven, 1993, etc.) in which Army counterintelligence operatives battle hit men from an erstwhile Soviet republic. Read full book review >

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JUDGMENT AT APPOMATTOX by Ralph Peters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Once again a master of historical military fiction has made real the sound and fury of the Civil War."
Civil War chronicler Peters (The Damned of Petersburg, 2016, etc.) once again writes of war in Technicolor, this time chronicling the blood-drenched chaos of close combat as Grant's Army of the Potomac forces the surrender of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Read full book review >

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THE OFFICER'S CLUB by Ralph Peters
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Part murder mystery, part character study, totally entertaining. Peters has created a character worthy of a sequel."
The brutal murder of a beautiful young female lieutenant is at the center of this thriller by retired Army Lt. Col. Peters (The War After Armageddon, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >