Search Results: "Robert W. Schaefer"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2011

"A tour de force in breadth and depth."
Schaefer's debut is an in-depth critical assessment of the Russo-Chechen conflict that reflects a deep understanding of counterinsurgency in general and how it relates to that region specifically. Read full book review >

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"Dawdles occasionally, but ultimately a satisfying tour of 20th-century American politics via the life of two D.C. insiders."
An in-depth biography of 20th-century journalists Joseph and Stewart Alsop from historical writer Merry (A Country of Vast Designs, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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WEDDING DAY DEAD by Robert W. Stephens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2015

"As formulaic as its predecessor, this is still a good, lightweight read. And we always knew that Poe and Alana would weather their private storm."
Welcome to paradise, and the further adventures of Poe and Foxx and the lovely Alana Hu, where the only thing to spoil the fun is the occasional murder. Read full book review >

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NATURE OF EVIL by Robert W. Stephens
Released: May 3, 2012

"Not particularly original but sure to unnerve."
A murder mystery lifted straight from the diary of a serial killer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A lovely tribute to a father from his son that has limited appeal to those outside the Bradshaw clan."
An eclectic collection of letters from a sailor to his family during and after World War II. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Hugely entertaining popular history."
The president and editor in chief of Congressional Quarterly offers a lively biography of perhaps the most consequential one-term president in American history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2014

"The informative, eye-catching catalog of an architectural and artistic gem."
Gorgeous art and the religious meaning that inspired it are highlighted in this engaging, lavishly illustrated guide to a landmark New York church. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 26, 2012

"Entertaining and likely to teach most readers something new—an especially good read in an election year."
Rating the presidents is a fascinating game. Merry (A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent, 2009) looks at the criteria and invites readers to make their own assessments. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

A vigorous biography (the second this year: see Edwin M. Yoder Jr.'s Joe Alsop's Cold War, p. 156) of the brothers whose journalistic opinion shaped American foreign policy through much of the Cold War. Read full book review >