Search Results: "Stephen B. Shepard"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2012

"Insightful and convivial account of a bright, bountiful life dedicated to words, information and wonder."
The digital media revolution powers a lifelong journalist's sharp, business-minded autobiography. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"An ambitious but disappointing history whose drama arises from the historical facts, not from its freehanded embellishment of them."
An epic but deeply flawed Civil War history (the second volume of a planned trilogy) suffers from the fictional techniques it employs, while benefiting little from that genre's potential narrative punch. Read full book review >

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A WOMAN OF VALOR by Stephen B. Oates
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 1994

"Includes maps—not seen."
A lively account of Clara Barton's life during the Civil War that reveals both the character of this compelling woman and the awfulness of war. Read full book review >

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MOCKINGBIRD COME HOME by Stephen B. Wiley
Released: May 1, 2007

"Finely wrought work from a writer who deserves wider renown."
Attorney Wiley (Hero's Island, 2005) continues his late-in-life career as a poet, with a second collection of quiet meditations. Read full book review >

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Released: June 24, 1994

"A first-rate look at the history and problems of American mass transportation."
A lively, sometimes polemical, but often persuasive look at the rise and decline of the once-mighty railroads and the ills of America's exclusive reliance on the ``highway-motor complex.'' The car and the interstate highway are today such pervasive features of the American landscape that it is difficult for Americans to realize that 100 years ago most cities and towns were linked only by often impassable dirt roads and by railroads. Read full book review >

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"Travel to Hero Island (it's real) by book or road for a relaxing visit with a poet new to letters, but not to life."
Robert Frost's "good neighbor" in Vermont not only builds fences, he writes poems—and writes them well. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"One eagerly awaits the promised sequel about the war years."
Reconstructed first-person dramatic monologues by 13 characters in the first act of our nation's greatest tragedy. Read full book review >

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ELVIS HORNBILL, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS BIRD by Steve Shepard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1991

A role-reversal for the 90's: the narrator and his wife, Americans living in Africa, adopt a hornbill and name him Elvis, hoping he'll become a rock star. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW ME by Sara Shepard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Skip. (Mystery. 14-16)"
The teenage detectives from The Amateurs (2016) return, sent on a chase by their adversary. Read full book review >