Search Results: "T.J. Stiles"


BOOK REVIEW

CUSTER'S TRIALS by T.J. Stiles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Stiles digs deep to deliver genuine insight into a man who never adapted to modernity. The author confirms, but perhaps excuses, the worldview of the 'boy general with the golden locks.'"
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Stiles (The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 2009, etc.) gives a warts-and-all portrait of Gen. George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876), giving full rein to both his admirers and critics.Read full book review >

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THE FIRST TYCOON by T.J. Stiles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 30, 2009

"An exemplary biography and highly readable business history."
A rousing life of the legendary robber baron who was in all the right places at the right time. Read full book review >

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JESSE JAMES by T.J. Stiles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2002

"A thoroughly impressive, eminently readable work of revisionist history."
In this excellent biography of the famed bandit, journalist/historian Stiles reveals his subject as less a Robin Hood than an Osama bin Laden for his time. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Nicely written latter-day muckraking in a slick and entertaining debut."
Here's another entry in the list of books about big, bad businesses. Read full book review >

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DANCE OF THE MONGOOSE by T.J. Phillips
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Different and distinctive."
A second novel by Tom Savage (Precipice, 1994), here using a pseudonym, in the same settingSt. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This biography is bland and undistinguished. (Biography. 11+)"
Stacey rightly locates Clinton's importance in the fact ``she arrived in Washington as an accomplished woman with her own political power, apart from her husband's.'' Yet Stacey does nothing to illuminate the complexity behind that power. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE BODIES WERE BURIED by T.J. English
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"English provides an intriguing angle for hard-core mob enthusiasts or followers of the Bulger story, who will eat it up. Those without prior knowledge, however, may lose interest."
English (The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge, 2011, etc.) explores the organized crime underworld of Whitey Bulger.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2008

"A capably told history of how the Mob lost control of the island empire."
Or, how are you going to keep the syndicate in Sicily and Little Italy once the wiseguys see the bright lights of Havana? Read full book review >

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THE SEVENTH SENSE by T.J. MacGregor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Too many cooks spoil the suspense, leaving this story most memorable as another example of MacGregor's distinctive amalgams of melodrama, parapsychology, and wrenching emotional loss (The Hanged Man, 1998, etc.). (Author tour)"
An FBI agent goes after the hit-and-run driver who has killed her husband and newborn son—and so does nearly everyone else in greater Miami. Read full book review >

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HOW THINGS WORK by T.J. Resler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Rewarding fare for browsing, but David Macaulay's The Way Things Work Now (2016) or National Geographic's aforementioned broader compendium will build sturdier foundations. (index, resource lists) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Revealing looks at the science behind over two dozen vehicles, household appliances, technological gadgets, and recreational challenges. Read full book review >