Search Results: "Robert V. Iosue"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

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SECOND SIGHT by Robert V. Hine
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Not an illuminating classic like Lusseyran's And There Was Light, but a pleasingly thoughtful, quietly courageous report from one who's lived his life both sighted and blind—but never, it seems, with blinders. (Three photographs)"
Uplifting, ruminative memoir by a history professor who went blind in middle age and regained his sight 15 years later. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A stirring narrative of a battle, but not much more. (History Book Club selection)"
A well-composed yet ultimately unexciting account of the War of 1812 battle by the author of the National Book Award—winning three-volume biography of Andrew Jackson. Read full book review >

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STRANGER IN THE MIRROR by Robert V. Levine
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2016

"A provocative and convincing case of the malleability of what we think of as 'our self, which in reality is a multiplicity of characters' developed through time and circumstances."
A multiangled exploration of the slippery notion of self-identity. Read full book review >