Search Results: "Stephen W. Sears"


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CHANCELLORSVILLE by Stephen W. Sears
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Another definitive book by the skilled Sears—a must for Civil War students and buffs. (16 b&w photos, not seen) (History Book Club main selection)"
By a master storyteller and leading Civil War historian, the story of Lee's greatest victory, gained in four days of fighting in May 1863. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN'S LIEUTENANTS by Stephen W. Sears
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2017

"A staggering work of research by a masterly historian."
From "Old Fuss and Feathers" Winfield Scott to Ulysses S. Grant, the succession of Northern generals during the Civil War receives a thorough scouring in this massive, elegant study. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 1993

"In this book of his own making, aided by Sears's introduction and deft chapter transitions, he at last receives his true memorial."
An important addition to the growing number of diaries, memoirs, and other primary source materials on the Civil War made accessible to the nonspecialist reader. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 25, 1999

"A well-researched, well-told, readable addition to Civil War history that explores the characters of famous officers and chronicles some little-known events."
Ten essays by an eminent Civil War historian profile the Army of the Potomac and its feisty generals, enmeshed in passionate criticisms of one another during a depressing period of successive defeats at the hands of wily Robert E. Lee. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 1992

"An authoritative, ironic, and stirring addition to Civil War annals. (Two 16-page b&w photo inserts.)"
In George B. McClellan (1988) and his work editing the papers of the Union general, Sears established himself as the critical but indispensable authority on flawed ``Little Mac.'' Now, in a stirring prequel to Landscape Turned Red (1983), his superb account of the Battle of Antietam, the author reaffirms his mastery of historical narrative. Read full book review >

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GETTYSBURG by Stephen W. Sears
NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 2003

"A fine study, detailed and challenging, that complements such popular accounts of the battle as Bruce Catton's Glory Road and Shelby Foote's The Stars in Their Courses."
An accomplished historian of the Civil War (Controversies and Commanders, 1999, etc.) offers a blow-by-blow account of the three-day Battle of Gettysburg and its effects on the course of the conflict. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Lively reading, no, but a useful contribution to the scholarly literature."
Mentalités meet Minie balls in this study of the Old South's romantic "honor culture" and its collapse into disillusionment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A mind-expanding read."
A well-researched look at the evolution of the cosmos and our place within it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 10, 1998

"More 'Work' than 'Life,' Gilbert's book will provide much enlightenment for Potter devotees, but the definitive biography of this gifted artist is still to be written. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A thoughtful study of the work of Dennis Potter, arguably the finest writer ever to come out of television. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME! by Joan W. Blos
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 1998

"The pictures are soothing but repetitious; only the conspiratorial tone between the narrator and readers distinguishes this entry from much of the bedtime-story canon. (Picture book. 1-3)"
The setting of this bedtime tale is a clutter-free child's bedroom, where a boy refuses to go to bed but soon admits to his grandmother that one of his three stuffed toys might be sleepy. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE AND THE ROCK by Stephen W. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Amusing as well as subtly encouraging about the rewards for patience and working with what you've got. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The pet Charlotte Grey has long wished for and finally gets for her sixth birthday is not what she had in mind. Read full book review >