Search Results: "Stanley Weintraub"


BOOK REVIEW

DISRAELI by Stanley Weintraub
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 1993

"But the inner life eludes him—just as it seems to have eluded Disraeli. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
Disraeli (1804-81) was an outsider who cultivated the art of letters as successfully as he practiced the craft of politics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Weintraub expertly delineates the unraveling disaster for the entrapped, frozen, dispirited troops on the ground."
The tragic tale of how the arrogance of a general led to disastrous consequences for the American troops in North Korea in 1950. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 28, 2006

"A dark Christmas card from the middle of some frozen and very bloody ground."
One of war's most graceful chroniclers (Iron Tears, 2005, etc.) visits the troops in the winter of 1944 as the Germans planned and executed a fierce, desperate attack. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 1995

"A fine book by a historian who has mastered his sources and interweaves his themes with a sure sense of their significance and drama. (16 pages b&w photos, 3 maps) (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection)"
Engrossing and skillful account of the Second World War's final month. Read full book review >

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UNCROWNED KING by Stanley Weintraub
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 1997

"While providing a window into the private lives of 19th- century royalty, Weintraub also makes a critical historical point about the adaptation of the monarchy to the demands of a more democratic age."
A distinguished biographer of Queen Victoria demonstrates the political importance of her beloved husband. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"Erudite, sweeping and contemplative—classic Weintraub."
A vivid 11-day account of a World War II holiday. Read full book review >

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LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO WAR by Stanley Weintraub
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1991

"A dazzling example of historical narrative, revealing the almost infinite variety of human responses—courage, fear, intelligence, idiocy, outrage, and sorrow—as the world trembled on the brink of war. (B&w photographs—not seen.)"
Galvanic, hour-by-hour account that traces the events leading up to and following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"That aside, Iron Tears does a respectable job of sorting through the causes of the colonial break."
Prolific historian Weintraub (General Washington's Christmas Farewell, 2003, etc.) turns in a readable survey of the American Revolution, concentrating on political battles more than military ones. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2012

"A well-drawn political history of FDR's last days."
Historian Weintraub (Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941, 2011, etc.) looks at an ailing President Franklin D. Roosevelt's last campaign. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"A short, but complete look at the long adieu that moved the newly united states spiritually and politically."
Skillful and prolific pop historian Weintraub (Charlotte and Lionel, 2003, etc.) accompanies The Father of His Country for a few months at the end of 1783. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"A spicy subject, handled with scrupulous, academic attention to the facts—but with little inclination toward bringing a lively man to life. This will sit on library shelves to become an excellent reference for the next biographer who comes along."
Weintraub (Disraeli, 1993, etc.) continues his documentation of this era with a meticulous volume about the longest-serving Prince of Wales. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A lively, insightful account of FDR's early years."
An account of Franklin D. Roosevelt's (1882-1945) first few years in politics. Read full book review >