Search Results: "Sherman Alexie"


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SHERMAN by Lee Kennett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"Sympathetic to Sherman but far from uncritical: a solid contribution to Civil War studies and tactics."
A skillful biography of one of the Civil War's most noteworthy—and notorious—military leaders. Read full book review >

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RESERVATION BLUES by Sherman Alexie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Blues as biting, sharp and timeless as any by Robert Johnson or Bessie Smith. (First printing of 40,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
With the same brilliant mix of dark humor, sorrow, and cultural awareness that distinguished The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993), Alexie's first novel tells the bittersweet story of an all-Indian blues and rock-and-roll band. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Whether recent or from his earliest period, these pieces show Alexie at his best: as an interpreter and observer, always funny if sometimes angry, and someone, as a cop says of one of his characters, who doesn't 'fit the profile of the neighborhood.'"
Sterling collection of short stories by Alexie (Ten Little Indians, 2003, etc.), a master of the form. Read full book review >

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SHERMAN by Steven E. Woodworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A crisp assessment of a warrior who perfected the doctrine of striking at the enemy's economic resources and will to resist, making the South so sick of war 'that generations would pass away before they would again appeal to it.'"
A fast-paced look at the military career of Grant's most trusted, effective subordinate, the latest from the publisher's handy Great Generals Series. Read full book review >

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SHERMAN by John F. Marszalek
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Despite his sometimes heavy-handed psychobiographical theme, Marszalek succeeds in making this gruff, complex warrior come alive."
An exhaustive but engaging biography that plumbs the personality of William Tecumseh Sherman—and attempts to explain the Civil War general's personal and military decisions as arising from a psychological need for order and control. Read full book review >

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INDIAN KILLER by Sherman Alexie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Both a splendidly constructed and wonderfully readable thriller—and a haunting, challenging articulation of the plight and the pride of contemporary Native Americans. (First printing of 75,000; $75,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A terrific second novel by the talented young Native American author whose highly praised fiction (The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, 1993; Reservation Blues, 1995) has already moved him on to the short list of the country's best young writers. Read full book review >

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WAR DANCES by Sherman Alexie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The author's considerable talent is only intermittently in evidence here."
From prolific Alexie (Face, 2009, etc.), a collection of stories, poems and short works that defy categorization. Read full book review >

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ONE STICK SONG by Sherman Alexie
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"But the evidence supports only the latter claim."
Distinguishing poems from prose in this mixed-genre collection is simple: the poems feature line breaks and copious repetition. Read full book review >

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THE TOUGHEST INDIAN IN THE WORLD by Sherman Alexie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Alexie knows he's contemporary literature's 'Indian du jour' (a phrase he has often used), and isn't quite sure how he feels about it. That ambivalence gives his writing a salutary charge of energy, making him one of our most challenging, interesting, and promising young writers."
A mixed-bag collection of nine stories from the popular American (Spokane Coeur d'Alene) Indian author of such breakthrough successes as The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993) and Reservation Blues (1995). Read full book review >

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YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME by Sherman Alexie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2017

"Despite some repetition, this is a powerful, brutally honest memoir about a mother and the son who loved her."
The story of the popular Native American author's difficult upbringing. Read full book review >

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TEN LITTLE INDIANS by Sherman Alexie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Comedy, pathos, heartfelt characterizations, and agendas transformed into thoughtful narratives: Alexie's strongest book in years."
Alienation, second-class citizenship, and revivifying pride in family and heritage—these are the recurring themes in the popular author's third collection (The Toughest Indian in the World, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE LONE RANGER AND TONTO FISTFIGHT IN HEAVEN by Sherman Alexie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

With wrenching pain and wry humor, the talented Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian—and previously a small-press author (The Business of Fancydancing, a collection of poetry and prose— not reviewed—etc.)—presents contemporary life on the Spokane Indian Reservation through 22 linked stories. Read full book review >