Search Results: "Robert M. Utley"


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WANTED by Robert M. Utley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A rollicking but thin nonfictional rendering of two of history's most mythologized outlaws."
A comparative study of the simultaneous late-19th-century rises of iconic gunfighters Billy the Kid (1859-1881) and Ned Kelly (1854-1880). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"A valuable addition to the library of Texana."
A continuation of the author's Lone Star Justice (2001), bringing the tale of the renowned—and sometimes infamous—Texas Rangers to the present. Read full book review >

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GERONIMO  by Robert M. Utley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"This is no hagiography. Utley presents the culture, upbringing and external forces that made Geronimo the man he became, warts and all."
In addition to a biography of the great Native-American warrior, Utley (Little Bighorn Battlefield and Custer's Last Stand, 2011) takes readers on a tour of southern Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"Supporting both points of view with well-chosen anecdotes, a capable contribution to Ranger history. And though Utley breaks little new ground, he offers an accessible survey of some interesting—and bloody—times."
A rip-snortin', six-guns-blazin' saga of good guys and bad guys who were sometimes one and the same. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A broad, vividly written work of historical reconstruction. (maps and illustrations, not seen)"
From a veteran historian of the West, a fine account of early American explorers, a unique group of men who ``could be led but not commanded.'' The mountain men, Utley (The Lance and the Shield, 1993) writes, were a ``mostly illiterate'' bunch of rough-and-tumble entrepreneurs, given to gaudy dress, drunkenness, and, often, mindless violence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 1993

"The new standard against which all future lives of Sitting Bull will be measured. (Thirty-two b&w photographs, three maps) (History Book Club Main Selection)"
Enormous, groundbreaking biography of the great Lakota Sioux war chief (c. 1831-90). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A thoughtful record of the days when the going was good—and television was both informing and entertaining."
From veteran TV newsman and foreign correspondent Utley, a memoir of life in the newsgathering business. Read full book review >

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American Landscape by Robert M. Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2013

"An ambitious but unevenly executed historical novel."
Tucker, in his debut, offers a detailed novel of 1930s America. Read full book review >

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THE SONG OF ISAAC by Robert M. Bassett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2010

"Well-crafted, unorthodox take on the story of Isaac and his kin."
The dramatic extrapolation of an ancient story. Read full book review >

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GYPSY HEARTS by Robert M. Eversz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1997

"Smart-alecky, frequently hilarious storytelling, with brainy send-ups of vampiric Europeans and idiotic Americans on the dark side of the post-Cold War Grand Tour."
Breezy, laugh-out-loud school-of-Westlake caper with plenty of nasty, nihilistic twists, the best yet from screenwriter and crime novelist Eversz (Shooting Elvis, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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WALDEN'S SHORE by Robert M. Thorson
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 16, 2013

"An intriguing academic book best read in conjunction with Walden."
Thorson (Geology/Univ. of Connecticut; Beyond Walden: The Hidden History of America's Kettle Lake and Ponds, 2009, etc.) follows up his earlier work by establishing Henry David Thoreau's own scientific credentials. Read full book review >