Search Results: "Steven E. Woodworth"


BOOK REVIEW

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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NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 1998

"A fine analysis of strategic and tactical operations, stressing the influence of commanders on the success, or failure, of their armies, while not losing sight of the grim experience of war for frontline troops. (4 photos, 6 maps, 5 engravings, not seen)"
A narrative history of crucial Civil War operations in the West after Grant's great victories at Vicksburg and Fort Donaldson in July 1863. Read full book review >

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CIVIL WAR GENERALS IN DEFEAT by Steven E. Woodworth
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 1999

"As in many edited volumes, writing quality and style vary from piece to piece, but overall, Woodworth offers a worthy look at Civil War command by looking at the losers. (History Book Club alternate selection)"
A wide-ranging look at various Civil War generals and their defeats, as well as their places in the accepted Civil War history, edited by Texas Christian University historian Woodworth (Six Armies in Tennessee: The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns, 1998). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2010

"An approach that will appeal mostly to readers of military history."
Woodworth (History/Texas Christian Univ.; Sherman: Lessons in Leadership, 2009, etc.) examines the political and military conflicts that accompanied the westward flow in the 1840s and exacerbated hostilities between the North and South. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"A superior example of unit history, which provides an almost inexhaustible treasure trove for history buffs because each regiment fought the same war, but each underwent a unique experience."
The story of a Confederate regiment, from the naïve enthusiasm of its muster in 1861 to its dissolution after the bitter surrender at Appomattox. Read full book review >

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E by Matt Beaumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Your career may depend on it."
Subject: Fab debut of former London adman, making a bugger-all brilliant update on the epistolary novel by having it largely in e-mail thrashing about on the office network and focusing on London's Miller Shanks ad agency striving to land the Coke account. Read full book review >

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STEVEN SPIELBERG by John Baxter
NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 1997

"Despite some entertaining behind-the-scenes gossip, Baxter's biography is ultimately as superficial as he accuses Spielberg's films of being. (24 pages b&w photos)"
A slight biography of Spielberg, perhaps the most successful filmmaker of all time. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A bibliography includes films, CDs, videos, interviews, and recordings, as well as books and articles. (glossary of filmmaking terms) (Biography. 10-15)"
E.T., Schindler's List, and An American Tale—these seemingly disparate movies all came from the mind of Steven Spielberg, arguably one of the most influential people in the history of cinema. Read full book review >

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STEVEN SPIELBERG by Virginia Meachum
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1996

"Nevertheless, most readers will find this no-frills, serviceable biography worth perusing. (chronology, filmography, footnotes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the People to Know series about the film director and producer, from his childhood as a Jew in non-Jewish communities through his establishment of DreamWorks SKG. Read full book review >

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STE-E-E-E-EAMBOAT A-COMIN’! by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2005

"The Story of Captain Blanche Leathers (2000), illus by Holly Meade, though its content is closer to William Anderson's comparatively restrained River Boy (2003), illus by Dan Andreasen. (afterword, map) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by a passage from Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, Esbaum captures the bustle and commotion attending a steam packet's arrival in a small river town: "Rubberneckers, / pounding boots, / whiskered geezers, big galoots. / Wheels a-clatter, / choking cloud, / yapping dog, excited crowd." Read full book review >

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STEVEN SPIELBERG by Molly Haskell
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Compact, incisive, and witty—a great starting point for those interested in Spielberg's life and art."
The acclaimed director's work examined through the prism of his Jewish faith. Read full book review >

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EVEN STEVEN by John Gilstrap
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 12, 2000

"Reading Gilstrap's third and most accomplished suspenser (At All Costs, 1998, etc.) is like listening to an all-menace radio station in which everyone everywhere is in maximum danger during every minute of the incredibly compressed 24 hours of the story. Think Mary Higgins Clark with teeth."
Another of Gilstrap's innocent families duels with police, the FBI, and serious druglords over the child they've reluctantly kidnapped. Read full book review >