Search Results: "Robert V. Remini"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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HENRY V by Brigit Viney
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Utterly abysmal. (glossary, biographical sketches of Shakespeare and Henry V) (Graphic adaptation. 12 & up)"
A disastrous mess of a graphic-novel adaptation of one of Shakespeare's historical plays. Read full book review >

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SPECTRUM V by Kingsley Amis
Released: March 22, 1967

"The authors represented are F.L. Wallace, Walter M. Miller, Raymond F. Jones, James H. Schmitz, Tom Godwin, Theodore L. Thomas, Paul Ash and Richard Ashby."
The fifth in a popular, intelligent series this contains eight short science fiction stories all ending, happily enough on an optimistic note. Read full book review >

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V. GOLIATH by Karen Donovan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"Provocative and well told, offering comfort food to both those who believe that trial lawyers are leading the country to ruin and those who believe they are our salvation."
Intriguing portrait of one of the nation's leading trial lawyers, and a fine brief on how a certain kind of law is done: slowly, thoroughly, and very expensively. Read full book review >