Search Results: "Thomas P. Slaughter"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2003

"A rich, provocative work that merits attention during the commemorative season to come. (See Brian Hall's I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company, p. 1494, for an expertly drawn fictional recreation of the Lewis and Clark expedition.)"
In chapters that stand alone as essays and follow themes not found in more sober works of history ("Dreams," "Writing First," "Why Snakes?," etc.), Slaughter (History/Notre Dame) examines questions that some celebrants of the Lewis and Clark bicentenary may not want to see raised. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An invigorating, accessible contribution to the study of early American science."
A fine exploration of the history of natural history, focusing on the Bartrams of Pennsylvania, father and son. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An admirable study of a significant precursor to the Civil War, with specific details providing a springboard to broader treatment of the issues and tensions of the time."
A wide-ranging, fascinating investigation by Slaughter (History/Rutgers) into the social and racial circumstances surrounding the Christiana Riot of 1851, in which runaway slaves stood up to the master who tracked them down and killed him. Read full book review >

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INDEPENDENCE by Thomas P. Slaughter
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2014

"Erudite and fascinating but occasionally too dense and difficult to follow."
There was a lot more to gaining independence from Britain than the Boston Tea Party. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"Any understanding of the history of social reform in America begins with Woolman, and understanding Woolman begins here."
A masterful biography of the Quaker prophet and path-breaking social reformer. Read full book review >

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SLAUGHTER by Elmer Kelton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 1992

"Kelton's spare, unadorned, and sophisticated writing gives intense pleasure without ever calling attention to itself."
An Englishman, a tough girl from Ohio, a cowboy, and a Comanche come together in a search for the last of the great herds of bison—in another outstanding western by the author of Honor at Daybreak (1991). Read full book review >

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P by Andrew Lewis Conn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A writer to watch."
Patterned on Ulysses, crammed with an entire liberal arts education, this debut's vast ambition goes up against Conn's obvious and genuine talent: against all odds, talent wins. Read full book review >

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I AM THOMAS by Libby Gleeson
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"It is far beyond the emotional understanding of the usual picture-book audience and ultimately without substance or purpose for older readers. Dark, bitter and disturbing. (Picture book. 13 & up)"
"March to the beat of your own drummer and never look back," appears to be the theme of this picture book for teens. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

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SLAUGHTER MUSIC by Russell James
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 19, 1995

"If they are, their family reunions must be worthy of those of the other James brothers, Jesse and Frank."
Whether or not he's related to Bill (Club, above), Russell James is equally a connoisseur of British lowlife. Read full book review >

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COMING THROUGH SLAUGHTER by Michael Ondaatje
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 1997

"That's his triumph; his downfall is that, despite the lusty milieu, the freewheeling passions, and the vivid, fact-based characters (like Bellocq, photographer of prostitutes and self-arsonist), Buddy Bolden's life never seems as real, immediate, or important as the elaborate variations on it."
Ondaatje is a Canadian poet (the stunning Collected Works of Billy the Kid), and his first full-length stretch of prose is one of the more successful resolutions of a poet/novelist identity crisis. Read full book review >

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The Veteran by Frank P. Slaughter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2016

"An ornate, gruesome, and rigorously crafted Civil War novel."
Slaughter tells the story of a Civil War veteran's attempts to silence his ghosts while working in the lumber camps of Michigan in this debut novel. Read full book review >