Search Results: "Terry Golway"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

An anguished account of the unhappy life of Terry McGovern, by a father still struggling to come to terms with it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A fine contextualization of Roosevelt's life and times."
Golway (American History/Kean Univ.; Ronald Reagan's America, 2008, etc.) presents an audio-and-text survey of President Franklin Roosevelt's key speeches. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2005

"A fitting and welcome monument to a surprisingly complex actor in early American history."
New York Observer columnist and editor Golway (For the Cause of Liberty, 2000, etc.) rescues a Revolutionary War hero from oblivion, and deservedly so. Read full book review >

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MACHINE MADE by Terry Golway
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2014

"A work that knowledgeably readjusts Tammany's reputation from a nest of corruption to an important crusader for the poor and downtrodden."
How the Irish mobilized America. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2002

"Fair-handed, laudatory without being obsequious, and brimming with potent stories of New York City's fires and firefighting."
A dramatic history of the men and women in black (with reflective piping) who make up the Fire Department of New York, from Irish-American historian Golway (For the Cause of Liberty, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2000

"History is far more than the deeds of heroes, but by defining Ireland's past in terms of its salient personalities, Golway reveals how the violent, factionalized Irish would rather see themselves: as willing participants in a heroic struggle that has yet to be resolved. (30 b&w maps and photos)"
Readable, introductory survey of the popular Irish personalities whose ideals, rhetoric, and stubborn courage culminated in the 1999 Peace Accords. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 1998

"A riveting biography of one of the key figures in forging the American connection to Irish republicanism."
The first full-length study of the Irish Samuel Adams—a master propagandist and organizational dervish who transformed the cause of his native land's freedom from poets' pipe dream to political reality. Read full book review >

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"Well-conceived and easily navigated; not quite comprehensive, but a great place to start."
A thorough, well-designed overview of—yes, 50 days in the truncated presidency of John Kennedy, which began 50 years ago. Read full book review >

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LET EVERY NATION KNOW by Robert Dallek
NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2006

"Useful for students of presidential history, and worthy of emulation: a selected Ford, anyone?"
Excerpts of selected speeches, interviews and debates delivered by the last president (but one) not to speak from note cards or in sound bites; packaged with an audio CD. Read full book review >

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Released: April 17, 2006

"Readable and easily navigated and bookmarked—a first-rate introduction to the Kennedy presidency."
A well-made enhanced e-book that collects some 30 speeches by John F. Kennedy from January 1960 until the day before his assassination in November 1963. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2003

"Hard-drinking, hard-fighting, beloved by his troops: Allen has a fine chronicler here—fans of Band of Brothers ought to snap this up."
A ripsnortin' life of an unorthodox—and barely tolerated—American general. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"8 pages b&w photos, unseen)."
A flimsy biography of the phenomenonally successful black author. Read full book review >