Search Results: "Robert E. Wells"


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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POLAR BEAR, WHY IS YOUR WORLD MELTING? by Robert E. Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A fine addition to early science collections. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A worthy title that uses polar bears and the melting of the Arctic ice as a springboard for an explanation of global warming pitched well to preschool audiences. Read full book review >

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DID A DINOSAUR DRINK THIS WATER? by Robert E. Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"An excellent resource for elementary students. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
An engaging trip through the water cycle will have youngsters asking themselves if a dinosaur really did drink their water first. Read full book review >

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CAN WE SHARE THE WORLD WITH TIGERS? by Robert E. Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A hot topic receives a tepid treatment. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Using threats to endangered Bengal tigers' survival as a springboard, Wells teaches young readers about the many ways humans interfere with the natural world and its biodiversity. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S FASTER THAN A SPEEDING CHEETAH? by Robert E. Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Turning the book on its side slows things down a bit, but readers will find that this book on speed has a momentum all its own. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Fast, faster, fastest! Read full book review >

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IS A BLUE WHALE THE BIGGEST THING THERE IS? by Robert E. Wells
SIZE, SHAPES & PATTERNS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A usable concept book, but not exemplary. (Nonfiction. 7+)"
Relative sizes—of whales, mountains, planets, galaxies, etc.—illustrated with stacked bowls containing 100 whales, stacked Mt. Read full book review >