Search Results: "Robert E. Litan"


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: Sept. 25, 2012

"An uneven follow-up to Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, but it may find an audience in certain economics classrooms and among die-hard supporters of private-sector interests."
Litan and Schramm (Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, 2007, etc.) take on the question of how to increase the long-term rate of potential economic growth to get back in line with the roughly 3 percent that prevailed during the " ‘golden' post-World War II quarter-century spanning 1948 to 1973." Read full book review >

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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

E-MAIL by Stephanie D. Fletcher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 1996

"Long, bland stretches alternate with vulgar, hyperexplicit sexual confessions: a cheap, easy, and convincing glimpse of modern American cybersex—for what that may be worth."
Non-initiates to the communications revolution can now enjoy cyber-romance on the printed page—thanks to this epistolary first novel by a North Carolina writer. Read full book review >

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E-I-E-I-O by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Sierra's upbeat look at small-scale local farming, fulsomely fertilized by Myers, yields a harvest of good fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this rhymed caper, Old MacDonald has a house—and a high-maintenance lawn that's ripe for change. Read full book review >