Search Results: "Robert E. Draper"


BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT E. LEE by Roy Blount
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2003

"Not the most powerful of explanations. But there's been worse, and stranger, and Blount's version will be of value to students of the Civil War all the same."
Southern humorist Blount (Be Sweet, 1998, etc.) turns somber in this portrait of the troubled, tragic Confederate general. Read full book review >

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ROBERT E. LEE by Emory M. Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"Well written and based largely on primary documentation, a good effort at understanding a complex personality."
A comprehensive new biography that seeks to give a balanced portrait of the famed Confederate general. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Good for Civil War collections. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Appomattox. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET TRIAL OF ROBERT E. LEE by Thomas Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"A Caine Mutiny for the Reconstruction era. Well done, even if some fans of historical fiction will prefer their fiction a little more, well, historical."
Suppose, just suppose, the Radical Republicans decided that the amnesty Ulysses S. Grant offered to Johnny Reb didn't have a sufficiently punitive sting. What might have happened had they put Robert E. Lee—Saddam Hussein in gray—on trial for treason? Read full book review >

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FOR THE LOVE OF ROBERT E. LEE by M.A. Harper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 1992

"Although few readers will be able to suspend disbelief far enough to make the story work, most will want to try."
A clever and stylish first novel that manages to interweave separate narratives of the Old and New South through the visionary insight of a modern-day South Carolinian in love with Robert E. Lee. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 2009

"An inspirational look at one man's journey from meaningless success to a life of purpose."
A philosophical guide to an enlightened life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 2009

"An inspirational look at one man's journey from meaningless success to a life of purpose."
A philosophical guide to an enlightened life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

E by Matt Beaumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Your career may depend on it."
Subject: Fab debut of former London adman, making a bugger-all brilliant update on the epistolary novel by having it largely in e-mail thrashing about on the office network and focusing on London's Miller Shanks ad agency striving to land the Coke account. Read full book review >

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HADRIAN'S WALLS by Robert Draper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1999

"A breezy encounter with human darkness, carried on by the lilt of Draper's choice prose. (First printing of 60,000)"
In his cool, prosaically loping fiction debut, Texas journalist Draper easily entraps the reader in a Lone Star State prison town rancid with lies, corruptions, and cover-ups. Read full book review >

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STE-E-E-E-EAMBOAT A-COMIN’! by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2005

"The Story of Captain Blanche Leathers (2000), illus by Holly Meade, though its content is closer to William Anderson's comparatively restrained River Boy (2003), illus by Dan Andreasen. (afterword, map) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by a passage from Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, Esbaum captures the bustle and commotion attending a steam packet's arrival in a small river town: "Rubberneckers, / pounding boots, / whiskered geezers, big galoots. / Wheels a-clatter, / choking cloud, / yapping dog, excited crowd." Read full book review >