Search Results: "Richard Brookhiser"


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JAMES MADISON by Richard Brookhiser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A useful introduction to a man who is often outshone by his presidential predecessors but who nevertheless was instrumental in creating our modern political system."
Brookhiser (Right Time, Right Place: Coming of Age with William F. Buckley Jr. and the Conservative Movement, 2009, etc.) explores America's tangled two-party political system and the man instrumental in creating it, James Madison (1751-1836). Read full book review >

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GEORGE WASHINGTON ON LEADERSHIP by Richard Brookhiser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Unexceptional wisdom breezily packaged."
From a journalist and historian specializing in the lives of the Founders, lessons in leadership drawn from the plantation, military and political career of George Washington. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Brookhiser elegantly undermines his subjects even as he sympathetically records their importance as a crucial link between Americans of several generations and their national past."
A concise history of four famous men from the house of Adams. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 1996

An elegant overview of the life of this nation's founding father. Read full book review >

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FOUNDERS' SON by Richard Brookhiser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"For years now, Brookhiser has helped bring the Founders back to life, precisely Lincoln's purpose as the president contemplated for his country a new birth of freedom, 'the old freedom' they envisioned in 1776 but couldn't quite perfect."
An author who specializes in biographies of the Founders looks at their influence on our 16th president. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"Right book, right author."
National Review senior editor Brookhiser (George Washington on Leadership, 2008, etc.) recalls his writing life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2003

"Brookhiser might have done more to examine the text with an eye to that question, but this remains a balanced and thoroughly interesting study of the man and his time all the same."
Third in National Review senior editor Brookhiser's series on the heroes of the American Revolution (Founding Father, 1996; Alexander Hamilton, American, 1999). Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER HAMILTON, AMERICAN by Richard Brookhiser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"Hamilton has gained a fair, sympathetic, and always objective biographer—and a biography for our time. (History Book Club selection)"
A compact, compelling biography of one of the greatest, though comparatively overlooked, of the nation's founders. Read full book review >

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HAM THE ASTROCHIMP by Richard Hilliard
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

Paying tribute to the "first truly intelligent being" in space, Hilliard traces the flight and later life of the chimpanzee sent aloft in a Mercury capsule in 1961. Read full book review >

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SLIM AND JIM by Richard Egielski
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"A heavily battered typeface adds to the generally raffish air of this droll, action-packed (and very silly) modern fable. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Channeling Aesop through Charles Dickens, Egielski (Locust Pocus! Read full book review >

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SLAVERY by Richard Watkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

Contradictory statements, sweeping generalizations, and a general lack of focus make this history of slavery more an eye-glazer than an eye-opener. Read full book review >

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ADELINA’S WHALES by Richard Sobol
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"Accessible on many levels, it gives a personal face to conservation. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
Photojournalist Sobol contrasts ten-year-old Adelina Mayoral's life in a Mexican fishing village with that of the gray whales that spend three months in the water just offshore. Read full book review >