Search Results: "Thomas Fleming"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"A captivating account of a surprisingly little-known period that will educate even sophisticated readers."
Riveting history of the two years between Cornwallis's surrender at Yorktown and the 1783 peace treaty that ended the Revolution. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2015

"Among historians, Jefferson's star has been falling for 50 years. Fleming's frank hostility puts him at the far end of the scale, but he makes a fascinating case that Jefferson's charisma—which peaked early with the Declaration of Independence—was accompanied by fanciful political beliefs that continue to exert a malign influence on the office of the presidency."
The camaraderie among America's Founding Fathers did not survive independence in 1783. Disagreement over the role of government grew into virulent antagonism, and that acrimony persists today. Prolific historian Fleming (A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War, 2013, etc.) delivers a vivid, opinionated history of this conflict.Read full book review >

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THE SECRET TRIAL OF ROBERT E. LEE by Thomas Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"A Caine Mutiny for the Reconstruction era. Well done, even if some fans of historical fiction will prefer their fiction a little more, well, historical."
Suppose, just suppose, the Radical Republicans decided that the amnesty Ulysses S. Grant offered to Johnny Reb didn't have a sufficiently punitive sting. What might have happened had they put Robert E. Lee—Saddam Hussein in gray—on trial for treason? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Applying the kid-glove treatment to his subjects, the author doesn't unearth much that hasn't been picked over before."
Popular historian Fleming (The Perils of Peace: America's Struggle for Survival After Yorktown, 2007, etc.) takes a rosy look at the enduring marriages of Washington, Franklin, Adams, Hamilton, Jefferson and Madison, despite some dalliances, separations and extreme job pressure. Read full book review >

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LOYALTIES by Thomas Fleming
Released: June 1, 1994

"Melodramatic as always, but more controversial than usual. ($30,000 ad/promo)"
Turning once again to WW II, bestselling historical novelist Fleming (Over There, 1992, etc.) blends fact and fiction to explore the ramifications of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender through the lives of four people. Read full book review >

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Released: May 15, 2013

"At times, this thesis-driven tour employs a curious moral compass."
A prolific popular historian casts a harsh light on the abolitionists, insisting that their vitriolic rhetoric deserves more blame for the Civil War. Read full book review >

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HARRY S TRUMAN, PRESIDENT by Thomas Fleming
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"B&w photos; brief annotated bibliography; index. (Biography. 12+)"
A political biography that successfully conveys the highly charged atmosphere of the late 40's and early 50's, but is sympathetic to the point of adulation. Read full book review >

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DREAMS OF GLORY by Thomas Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"The prolific Fleming (Hours of Gladness, 1999, etc.) has been around for a while, of course, but this manifestation of him may surprise his readers: much better prose, significantly darker view."
Historical set during the Revolutionary War—in an America not so beautiful. Read full book review >

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A PASSIONATE GIRL by Thomas Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Brings to life a little-known episode of US history, briskly narrated with wit and real suspense."
Fascinating new page-turner from Fleming (Conquerers of the Sky, 2003, etc.), following the adventures of an Irish lass who runs away to America in 1865 and tries to help the Fenians conquer Canada. Read full book review >

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WHEN THIS CRUEL WAR IS OVER by Thomas Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Intriguing, replete with séances, and with love arising between Janet and Paul."
Civil War novel by the immensely prolific Fleming (Hours of Gladness, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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CONQUERORS OF THE SKY by Thomas Fleming
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A clever and appealing tale that, in the best Fleming style, recounts broad swathes of history through the lives of two well-drawn but fictitious characters. (As the publisher reminds, Fleming's account 'fittingly . . . commemorate[s] the 100th anniversary of the conquest of the sky.')"
Another epic plotboiler from Fleming (When This Cruel War is Over, 2001, etc.), this one about two unlikely friends who team up to form the world's largest aircraft corporation. Read full book review >