Search Results: "Robert M. Utley"


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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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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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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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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: 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: 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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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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EYEING THE RED STORM by Robert M. Dienesch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2016

"While WS-117L was not entirely successful, Dienesch asserts in this solid, specialized scholarly study, it laid the foundation for the U.S. space effort for the next 40 years."
A study of how the Dwight Eisenhower administration created the first U.S. satellite reconnaissance mission. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Gee-whiz industriously wrapped in solid science."
With an assist from Robert Aquinas McNally, his coauthor for Voices of the Rocks (1999), but using the first person throughout, Schoch again asserts that the conventional view about the rise of civilization is both untimely and wrong. Read full book review >

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FIELD OF GOURDS by Robert M. Fisher
Released: Dec. 5, 2012

"Offers an exciting path for escaping intellectual ruts."
With his dog, Bella, serving as muse, questioner and devil's advocate, Fisher aims to generate a new way of thinking about science, politics, economics and religion. Read full book review >