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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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: 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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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 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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DAISY THE DANCING COW by Viki Woodworth
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Mooo-ve over Angelina, here comes Daisy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The sign on the Corn County Theatre door says, "Hoofers needed for musical show." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 1993

An economics professor's sometimes charming, sometimes glib, always counterintuitive guide to evaluating the small anomalies of daily life in a free-market society. Read full book review >

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GEORGIE’S MOON by Chris Woodworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2006

"A touching exploration of an aspect of the Vietnam War not often seen in books for children. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In 1970, an angry seventh-grader copes with life in a new town while her father, a career Air Force pilot, is away in Vietnam. Read full book review >

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WHEN RATBOY LIVED NEXT DOOR by Chris Woodworth
ANIMALS
Released: March 17, 2005

"Woodworth convincingly describes life in small town Indiana in 1962, the changing relationships between mother and adolescent daughter, and the complicated ways in which families survive and thrive, in this hopeful debut. (Fiction. 8-11)"
When Willis Merrill's pet raccoon jumps on her back and Willis knocks her down, sixth-grader Lydia Carson knows she wants nothing to do with him. Read full book review >

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AFTER OBSESSION by Carrie Jones
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"This modern-day Faustian tale is well balanced, with teenage romance, racial tension, humor and threads of realistic family dynamics to keep readers engaged. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
In a tight-knit Maine town, the loss of a fishing boat at sea affects the entire community; for Courtney, a local teen whose father was on board, her hope for his safe return becomes a dangerous obsession that leads her to make a sinister pact with evil consequences. Read full book review >

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IVY IN THE SHADOWS by Chris Woodworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A coming-of-age tale with sufficient heart, an appealing narrator and an unusual conflict combine for a fine read. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When Ivy's newly divorced mother takes in a young boarder, the 12-year-old strongly disapproves. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE-CLICK FOR TROUBLE by Chris Woodworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2008

"Parents, too, might learn from Eddie's single mother and her determination to assert parental control over her son's use of the Internet. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When caught viewing inappropriate websites on the family computer, 13-year-old Eddie McCall is sent to spend his four-week vacation in Indiana with Uncle Peavey, a scrawny little "garden gnome" of a man living in the middle of nowhere. Read full book review >