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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PUSHKIN by T.J. Binyon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2003

"The meteoric arc of a literary titan's life, narrated with a Greek tragedian's attention to his fatal flaws. (16 pp. of photos and 76 illustrations in text)"
Russia's answer to Shakespeare and Goethe is transformed from iconic to all-too-human status in this deliberately paced biography. Read full book review >

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MISTRESS OF THE BONES by T.J. MacGregor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 1995

"They'd be right at home in this mulligan stew of a thriller."
The latest murder victim in the diminishing circle of friends of Miami p.i.s Quin St. Read full book review >

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WOMAN IN THE DARK by T.J. Phillips
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Spottily entertaining."
The follow-up to Dance of the Mongoose (1995) finds the author's New Yorkbased playwright-detective Joe Wilder renewing an old friendship with Jenny Hughs from the Virgin Islands, where they both grew up. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 19, 2006

"Yet the agency is still the agency, which unaccountably attempted to block publication of this pleasant but, in the end, mild-mannered and rather unrevealing book. For the super-top-secret stuff—well, read Tom Clancy."
Listen up, recruits: CIA officers are officers, not agents. FBI agents are agents, and they're sissies. Suck it up, take out a bad guy for the team, be an American. Read full book review >

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THE IRISH TERRORIST by T.J. Mack
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2015

"Ireland's history is well incorporated, but it's the characters' firsthand accounts that resonate the loudest."
Mack's debut historical thriller centers on the O'Hare family in Ireland in the mid-19th century and Irishman Jack Danaher, who's made his home in America in the 1980s. 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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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 >