Search Results: "Robert V. Camuto"


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PALMENTO by Robert V. Camuto
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The author digs deep into the rich artisanal soil of Sicily's wine culture, unearthing centuries-old lineage and lore while closely studying villages, vintages, vintners, vats and a few intriguing vendettas."
An Italian-American writer embeds himself in the Sicilian wine trade for a year. Read full book review >

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DANIEL WEBSTER by Robert V. Remini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"Though Remini's obvious admiration for Webster may sometimes cloud his view, a more complete and engrossing biography could not be produced. (photos, not seen)"
This massive biography leaves no stone unturned in portraying a familiar but little-studied antebellum figure, considered the young country's best orator. Read full book review >

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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES by Robert V. Remini
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Astute assessments of an evolving nation and ideal reading for November voters."
National Book Award winner Remini (The House, 2006, etc.) boils down U.S. history, illuminating the present. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JACKSON by Robert V. Remini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Less satisfying than the author's longer works or the more recent biography by H.W. Brands."
A slim account of Old Hickory's military career by a leading historian of the period. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2010

"A fresh look at the value of compromise in advancing the general interest."
National Book Award winner and U.S. House of Representatives historian Remini (A Short History of the United States, 2008, etc.) revisits the Compromise of 1850 as an important, cautionary tale for today. Read full book review >

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Bah Koo by Robert V. Rhodes, Sr.
Released: April 16, 2015

"Although the illustrations may not appeal to everyone, the lovable Bah Koo will likely win over young readers and listeners."
With a short trunk for a nose, the ears of a cow, and the mane, body, and tail of a lion, Bah Koo is an unusual animal looking for his place in the world in this sweet children's picture book. Read full book review >

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Released: July 24, 2012

"A sometimes pleasant adventure that loses its credibility when it ventures into the darker side of on-campus life."
Debut author Iosue's humorous memoir recounts his time as the college president at York College in Pennsylvania. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JACKSON AND HIS INDIAN WARS by Robert V. Remini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2001

"A sharp and haunting portrait of a brilliant statesman's darker side."
A reasoned consideration Old Hickory's Native American policy, from the man who probably knows more about Andrew Jackson than anyone alive today. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH SMITH by Robert V. Remini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2002

"Typically capable and lucid: Remini's analysis is sure to excite controversy among those who view Smith in a different light."
Brief but edifying account of the life of the troubled prophet who founded the Mormon Church. Read full book review >

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HENRY CLAY by Robert V. Remini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

"A fine, absorbing biography that does justice to its great subject. (Photos—not seen.)"
From Remini (History/Chicago; The Life of Andrew Jackson, 1988, etc.)—a definitive, magisterial biography of the great statesman who dominated the public life of the early American republic but who could never attain its highest office. Read full book review >