Search Results: "Robert M. Utley"


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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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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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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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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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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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SECTION 60 by Robert M. Poole
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A momentous and moving follow-up to On Hallowed Ground."
An honorable survey of Arlington National Cemetery's subdivision for military personnel killed in the global war on terror. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1996

"A silent-service veteran's genuinely engrossing from-the- inside-out appraisal of an eventful period in the history of the US and the wider world. (Author tour)"
A career undercover man who reached the top of his furtive profession (as director of the CIA from late 1991 through early 1993), Gates sheds considerable light in this wide-angle memoir on the ways in which the craft of intelligence influenced government policy during the height of the Cold War. Read full book review >

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DIGGING JAMES DEAN by Robert M. Eversz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Eversz gives Nina engaging depth, though the dense prose and grim story may turn off some readers."
In the course of helping a teenaged waif, a tabloid paparazza unearths a creepy cult. 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 >