Search Results: "Terry Mort"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THE MONET MURDERS by Terry Mort
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Stretches of moderately brisk dialogue are punctuated by absolute clunkers, like Mort's description of Ethel, who 'resembled a fire hydrant in both length and shape.' As Manny might say, there's just too much meshugas here."
Mort, author of volumes about Cochise, Custer, and Hemingway, takes a fictional look at Depression-era Hollywood. Read full book review >

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THIEVES' ROAD by Terry Mort
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Mort's delightful prose will entice readers of history, geography, Native American studies and sociology. All will revel in the feeling of being in the Dakotas at the end of the 19th century."
The history of Gen. George Custer's 1,000-man exploration across 300 miles of Dakota Plains in search of gold. Read full book review >

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HEMINGWAY AT WAR by Terry Mort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Entertaining but too short on facts to deliver on its promise."
An attempt to fill a gap in an otherwise thoroughly examined life. Read full book review >

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THE WRATH OF COCHISE by Terry Mort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"Readers with an interest in the subject would do better to begin with David Roberts' far superior Once They Moved Like the Wind (1993)."
Second-tier, oddly old-fashioned military history by former naval officer Mort (The Hemingway Patrols, 2009). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A rewarding read about the inner workings of an artistic mind—solid fare for Hemingway enthusiasts looking for a fresh perspective."
A unique biography of Ernest Hemingway's World War II experience. Read full book review >

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PETITE MORT by Beatrice Hitchman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"More atmospheric than suspenseful, this is a dark and twisting story replete with unreliable characters as passionate as they are opportunistic."
Hitchman's debut novel blends the glamour of early cinema with a scandal-laden mystery, ideal for Francophiles or lovers of period settings. 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 >

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MORT ZIFF IS NOT DEAD by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A wonderful read told with elegant simplicity. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A nostalgic blend of 1960s culture and enduring family dynamics combine in Fagan's humorous yarn. Read full book review >

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MORT THE SPORT by Robert Kraus
Released: March 1, 2000

"Himmelman's illustrations are full of life and work well with Mort's dizzying predicament to yield a funny, approachable tale of self-discovery. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Even for an elephant, Mort has too much on his plate. Read full book review >

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TERRY THE DINOSAUR by Translucent Computing Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 22, 2014

"Low-rent graphics and interactive effects perfectly complement a stultifyingly bland prehistoric tale. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A little pterodactyl is teased by his wingless peers. Read full book review >