Search Results: "Troy Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

TROY by Richard Matturro
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Released: June 9, 1989

A detailed retelling of the Trojan War: Matturro's first novel uses legendary history as its basis, but includes character development and political strategy, so that events occur because of human nature rather than the will of the gods. Read full book review >

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TROY by David Gemmell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"A rousing conclusion for fans of the previous volumes—but not one for the purists."
Final volume in the authors' historical fantasy (Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow, 2005, etc.) very loosely based on The Iliad. The narrative was completed by Stella following the death of her husband in 2006. Read full book review >

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TROY by David Gemmell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Thoroughly captivating: Gemmell's fully-realized characters and their struggles exert a powerful attraction."
Forget warring Greeks and Trojans: Gemmell's splendidly plotted saga bears little resemblance to Homer, save for a certain coincidence of names. Read full book review >

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WILSON by A. Scott Berg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Readable, authoritative and, most usefully, inspiring."
Accomplished biographer Berg (Lindbergh, 1998, etc.) emphasizes the extraordinary talents of this unlikely president in an impressive, nearly hagiographic account. Read full book review >

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WILSON by David Mamet
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Well, folks, we're here to tell you—Wilson isn't even half-vast."
You'll want to clear your sinuses by renting a video of Glengarry Glen Ross or American Buffalo after wrestling with this unruly anti-novel by the noted playwright and remarkably unremarkable writer of fiction. Read full book review >

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WOODROW WILSON by John Milton Cooper Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2009

"Cooper exhibits complete command of his materials, a sure knowledge of the man and a nuanced understanding of a presidency almost Shakespearean in its dimensions."
A noted Woodrow Wilson expert comprehensively examines the life and career of America's 28th president. Read full book review >

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WOODROW WILSON by H.W. Brands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2003

"A worthy overview that acknowledges Wilson's considerable strengths and his many limitations."
Latest in the American Presidents series, profiling a respected but now overlooked chief executive. Read full book review >

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WOODROW WILSON by Louis Auchincloss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"Its keen characters shrewdly quoted, this taut, fair presentation leaves the reader entertained by an informed storyteller, and informed by an entertaining historian. (Book-of-the-Month Club/History Book Club selection)"
Fleet narrative and clear-eyed psychology put our 28th president's flawed administration (1913-21) into personal and global perspective. Read full book review >

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EDMUND WILSON by Lewis M. Dabney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"While the general reader will probably be lost throughout a good portion of this collection, it is a neat treat for die-hard Wilsonians."
This solid but too disparate collection of essays and panel discussions (drawn from a series of 1995 symposia celebrating the centenary of his birth) revisits Wilson's life, work, and legacy. Read full book review >

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Released: May 27, 1996

"Perhaps this biography, in its lumbering, cumbersome way, might bring a few of these elegant, streamlined, ever inventive works back to the bookstores."
As with many ploddingly obese biographies, there is a thin, sprightly work here aching to be set free. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Shane's reporting is superb, and the way he frames the public policy debate makes the narrative compelling from start to finish."
New York Times national security reporter Shane compares and contrasts the trajectories of President Barack Obama and Anwar al-Awlaki, the American citizen residing in Yemen whom Obama ordered to be killed by a drone. Read full book review >

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DATELINE: TROY by Paul Fleischman
Released: March 1, 1996

"Despite these minor drawbacks, this is a superb and often inspiring work. (Folklore. 10+)"
Perhaps the ultimate model for making history relevant: Fleischman (A Fate Totally Worse Than Death, 1995, etc.) retells the major events of the Trojan War, while the accompanying collages show photos and newspaper articles and headlines from this century that in some way are similar to those ancient events. Read full book review >