Search Results: "Terry Mort"


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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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Well-intentioned but a chore."
An outraged screed against dissembling politicians, a benumbed public and a corporatized media that enables both. Read full book review >

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THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR by Alan Axelrod
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"Students of American history who are not familiar with the artist's work can find these paintings elsewhere but will appreciate the showcase—more, likely, than they do the sketchy narrative accounts. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A broad overview of the American Revolution's causes and course, paired to select works from a renowned and prolific history painter. Read full book review >

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SOLDIER IN PARADISE by John Mort
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 1999

"Intelligent, sensitive, and unflaggingly honest: a novel deserving of its place among the chronicles not only of that war but of its era."
A never exaggerated and always engaging first novel that explores the whole of a Vietnam GI's life, by Kirkus contributor and former Booklist editor Mort (the collections Tanks, 1987;The Walnut King, 1990, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIFE OF THE SEINE by Mort Rosenblum
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Alternating romantic and acerbic tones inspire admiration, if not always envy, for a historically revered culture."
A lively insider's look at life on the Seine from seasoned Associated Press correspondent Rosenblum (Who Stole the News?, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"The world as seen through the window of an idiosyncratic passion, rendered by a raffish pro. (line drawings)"
Genial, offbeat feature writing from the AP correspondent who observed The Secret Life of the Seine (1994) from his own houseboat; now he's got five acres in Provence overgrown with olive trees, and he's smitten with the cult of the olive. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Highly satisfying."
A clear-eyed, affectionate exploration of traditional cuisine's place in the culture and politics of an ever-changing France. Read full book review >