Search Results: "Robert H. Patton"


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UP, DOWN, AND SIDEWAYS by Robert H. Patton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Assured and entertaining."
First-time novelist Patton continues his impressive debut with a droll send-up of Wall Street, as he follows the fortunes of 24- year-old whiz-kid Philip Halsey, who, having dropped out of college at the age of 20, has parlayed a relatively small stake into a major portfolio. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2008

"A pleasing mixture of high-seas adventure and shrewd analysis."
An illuminating look at an underappreciated chapter of the Revolutionary War: the daring, faintly disreputable, privateer war on British maritime interests. Read full book review >

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LIFE BETWEEN WARS by Robert H. Patton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"A precise, powerful effort."
Patton, the grandson of Gen. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"Densely researched, swift-moving account full of fighting detail."
Exploration of some of the unsung early war correspondents in New York and London who created the model for vivid prose and humanitarian alarm. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 1994

"History in an intimate, personal vein. (16 pages b&w photographs—not seen)"
A descendant's affectionate and affecting account of those who helped make Patton a celebrated family name in the often violent annals of the New World. Read full book review >

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DRAT THAT FAT CAT! by Julia Patton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Read that fat cat! (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cornelius Van Ploof is not a cat person—or is he? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 1996

"A thoughtful conservative's devastating judgment on intemperate liberalism, one that seems sure to reopen the bitter national debate over individual rights and responsibilities. ($100,000 ad/promo; author tour; radio satellite tour)"
A former judge's stinging indictment of the havoc postmodern liberalism has wrought on the state of the American union. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"A methodical, sober eyeful for Times devotees and a guiding light for aspiring journalists."
Phelps looks back on a long journalistic career, focusing on his 20 years at the newspaper industry's famous Gray Lady. Read full book review >

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HARRY S. TRUMAN by Robert H. Ferrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"An incisive study of a gutsy underdog who rose to the occasion."
An estimable biography that portrays Truman, the patron saint of beleaguered pols, as an ordinary American but an extraordinary president. Read full book review >

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THE LAST BOY by Robert H. Lieberman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Intriguing, but more a mission statement than a novel."
An empty-at-the-center ecothriller in which the disappearance, and then reappearance, of a boy in the town of Ithaca, New York, makes him a new messiah. Read full book review >

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THE PRESIDENCY OF CALVIN COOLIDGE by Robert H. Ferrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 29, 1998

"A well-researched account of American policy and society during the 1920s, which should become a standard reference, to the extent one is necessary, on this anything-but-visionary president."
From presidential biographer and historian Ferrell (Indiana Univ.; The Dying President?, p. 168; Harry S. Truman, 1994; Ill-Advised, 1992), a thoughtful, suitably prosaic treatment of the life, career, and legacy, such as it is, of Silent Cal. Read full book review >