Search Results: "Sean Wilentz"


BOOK REVIEW

THE AGE OF REAGAN by Sean Wilentz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"An insightful analysis of the rise and reign of Reagan; a somewhat less successful explication of the meaning of Reaganism and its implications."
A distinguished center-left historian surveys U.S. politics over the past 35 years and pronounces Ronald Reagan, like it or not, the era's dominant figure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2016

"A master scholar delivers a delightfully stimulating historical polemic."
A stern, thoroughly satisfying harangue on the realities of politics in the United States by the veteran, prizewinning historian. Read full book review >

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BOB DYLAN IN AMERICA by Sean Wilentz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"One for the practicing Dylanologist—general readers should approach with caution."
A noted historian tries to shed light on the less-traveled byways in Bob Dylan's epic journey. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JACKSON by Sean Wilentz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2006

"A worthy introduction to the Age of Jackson, now receiving increased attention from historians."
Old Hickory was a man of actions, not ideas—but a better president than past historians have held. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Wilentz's book, though very long, wastes no words. A well-crafted, highly readable political history."
Is the U.S. a democracy, or a republic? As Wilentz (History/Princeton Univ.) shows in this sprawling account, Americans debated the issue from the post-revolutionary era to the Civil War. Read full book review >

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SEAN CONNERY by John Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Strong pages here and there, but many in Sunday supplement style. (Photographs)"
Many interviews (though none with Connery) give a lift to this otherwise placid celebio of the popular actor, which follows on the heels of Andrew Yule's 1992 Connery bio of the same title—a much stronger work. Read full book review >

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SEAN PENN by Richard T. Kelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2005

"One of those rare oral biographies that's admiring yet still honest."
A star-studded cast comes together with relative unknowns to chat about their buddy Sean. Read full book review >

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SHARING SEAN by Frances Pye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Suspense driven primarily by characters' blind spots still makes for a Teflon-slick beach read."
Four London women conspire to share the alliteratively available Sean. Read full book review >

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SEAN CONNERY by Andrew Yule
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 27, 1992

"Much, much better than average, and made so by Connery's wit. (Photos—not seen.)"
A life of Connery that's given its richness as much by the whimsically outspoken star himself as by Yule. Read full book review >

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SEAN GRISWOLD'S HEAD by Lindsey Leavitt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2011

"While she learns a few lessons about denial and selfishness in the abstract, she's protected from having to put them in practice. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Payton Gritas' world is turned upside down when she discovers her father has multiple sclerosis and that her parents and older brothers have kept the news from her for six months. Read full book review >

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I REPRESENT SEAN ROSEN by Jeff Baron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"An engaging and educational primer on the workings of the movie industry. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Sean has an innovative concept that he believes will transform the entertainment industry. Read full book review >

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THE KINGDOM OF MATTHIAS by Paul E. Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"A chilling study in social psychology, this volume explores the dark energies behind leaders such as Jim Jones and David Koresh and the needs they exploit."
Combining rare narrative skills and historical detail, Johnson (History/Univ. of Utah) and Wilentz (History/Princeton) recreate the fascinating tale of a false prophet and his misguided followers in New York in the 1820s and '30s. Read full book review >