Search Results: "Roy Morris Jr."


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AMERICAN VANDAL by Roy Morris Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015

"A brisk narrative and sensitive insights make this book a delight."
The story of the beloved American novelist's nearly 12 years abroad. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"A fondly erudite look at a young, likable celebrity in the making."
A spirited account of the young Wilde's inspiring 11-month tour of America. Read full book review >

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SHERIDAN by Roy Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"A pungent, authoritative, and convincing portrait of the bantam cadet who became one of the Civil War's giants. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs; four maps.)"
A vigorous biography of the pugnacious Civil War general and Indian fighter, affectionately called ``Little Phil''—behind his back. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"The most engaging and complete work on Whitman's Civil War years to date."
Biographer Morris (Ambrose Bierce, 1995, etc.) explores Walt Whitman's relationships with family, friends, soldiers—and ultimately with America—through the context of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"One of the nation's darkest chapters, brilliantly exhumed and analyzed with due attention to its obvious contemporary relevance."
Respected biographer Morris (Ambrose Bierce, 1996, etc.) reconstructs in amazing detail a presidential election that profaned the rule of law and nearly rekindled the Civil War. Read full book review >

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AMBROSE BIERCE by Jr. Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Morris should rejoice in the thought that Bierce himself is unavailable for comment."
The man who has been called ``the Devil's Lexicographer'' must be a tough nut to crack, for this biography gives us little more than his shell to chew on. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2010

"Nothing new or particularly compelling for Twain buffs, but an engaging account for the casual fan."
This latest addition to the overstuffed Twain library offers neither scholarly revelation nor literary insight, but instead provides a Civil War historian's account of the author's formative years during and after the war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2016

"A hard-hitting look at the perils of carbohydrates and obesity."
A series of articles, this debut book delivers an account of the dangers of carbohydrate consumption—especially for average eaters who rely on grains and sugars to supply the bulk of their daily diets. Read full book review >

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ALPHABETTER JUICE by Roy Blount Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2011

"Read in small doses, a humorous and insightful panoply of word play, political humor and linguistic inquiry."
In a follow-up to Alphabet Juice (2008), the author expands his personalized dictionary. Read full book review >

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SAVE ROOM FOR PIE by Roy Blount Jr.
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 15, 2016

"More soufflé than pie at times but good fun."
Humorist Blount (Alphabetter Juice: Or, the Joy of Text, 2011, etc.) serves up helpings of praise to food in a collection of yarns and poems.Read full book review >

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SUPREME COMMANDER by Seymour Morris Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"A gung-ho, breezily entertaining study for lay readers."
An unabashedly admiring reappraisal of Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) as supreme protector of a great fallen nation at the close of World War II. Read full book review >

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FIT FOR THE PRESIDENCY? by Seymour Morris Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"A timely, amusing, and occasionally eye-opening exercise."
On the theory that experience is the best predictor of future performance, Morris (Supreme Commander: MacArthur's Triumph in Japan, 2014, etc.) examines and evaluates, as any hiring committee might, the resumes of 15 men, all past applicants for the job of president. Read full book review >