Search Results: "Steven Horwitz"


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TWIN CITIES NOIR by Julie Schaper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2006

"One wonders where this local-interest series (D.C. Noir, 2005, etc.) will end. Newark Noir?"
A collection of 15 new stories most likely to interest denizens of you know where. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Lucid and compelling but hardly groundbreaking."
A crisply written but not entirely original retelling of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2002

"Tandem voyages taken 200 years apart: filled with history and alive with contrasts."
Pulitzer-winning journalist and travel-writer Horwitz (Confederates in the Attic, 1998, etc.), dogging the wake of Captain Cook, discerningly braids Cook's long-ago perceptions with his own present-day inquiries into the lands the Captain encountered. Read full book review >

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A VOYAGE LONG AND STRANGE by Tony Horwitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2008

"Accessible to all ages, hands-on and immensely readable, this book invites readers to search out America's story for themselves."
Irreverent, effervescent reexamination of early exploration in the Americas by peripatetic, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Horwitz (The Devil May Care: 50 Intrepid Americans and Their Quest for the Unknown, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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WAR OF THE WHALES by Joshua Horwitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"Based on years of interviews and research, Horwitz delivers a powerful, engrossing narrative that raises serious questions about the unchecked use of secrecy by the military to advance its institutional power."
Living Planet Books co-founder Horwitz chronicles an ongoing collision of epic proportions between the U.S. Navy, intent on protecting its submarine warfare program, and environmental activists, who fight to save whales from extinction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 1998

"Horwitz's reflective odyssey uncovers a profoundly disaffected nation, where battles over the Confederate flag, virulent antigovernment sentiment, and enduring ignorance and bigotry invite some dispiriting conclusions about the prospects for black/white rapprochement."
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Horwitz (Baghdad Without a Map, 1991, etc.) takes an eye-opening turn in the South, where his childhood obsession with the Confederacy collides with hard adult realities about race and culture in America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"An excellent and significant reexamination of the work and impact of the Progressive and Realist legal thinkers."
In an important and long-awaited sequel to his classic Transformation of American Law, 1780-1860 (1977), Horwitz tells how the Progressive movement—a program for political and economic as well as legal reform—transformed American legal thought from a search for impartial norms into a discipline that acknowledged the elasticity of its own rules and that borrowed the methodologies and some of the values of the social sciences. Read full book review >

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MURDER BAY by David R. Horwitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Horwitz's overambitious debut novel, posthumously published, lacks literary finesse, but its originality and historic touches could attract a niche audience."
A go-getting police sergeant stumbles into an improbable murder puzzle. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

Less an introduction to the Warren Court than a paean to it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"A well-reported, well-written chronicle of a botched criminal investigation and its disturbing aftermath."
Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists for the Washington Post document what went wrong during the investigation of the high-profile Chandra Levy case. Read full book review >