Search Results: "William C. Rempel"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 2011

"A fast-paced, heart-racing nonfiction thriller, occasionally bloated by excessive drugs, blood and bullets."
Jorge Salcedo's clandestine transition from a notorious drug cartel's head of security to a DEA informant. Read full book review >

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Released: March 9, 1993

"A revelatory record that confirms history's verdict on one of the Third World's least appealing strongmen. (Eight pages of photographs—not seen.)"
In the aftermath of his 1969 reelection as president of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos began keeping a secret diary. Read full book review >

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ANDROMEDA'S FALL by William C. Dietz
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Mostly predictable, but no less of a page turner for all that."
Beginning a sort of prequel series to Dietz's Legion of the Damned cycle (A Fighting Chance, 2011, etc.), these are the far-future exploits of what is currently known as the French Foreign Legion. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"A splendid narrative history, perceptive, authoritative, and moving. (b&w photos, map, not seen)"
Distinguished historian Davis ably probes the lives of three legendary figures, finding much to illuminate the nature of frontier life in early America. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2006

"Provocative and distressing—just the right combination for beginning an important conversation."
New York Times sports columnist Rhoden explores the history of African-American athletes, decrying the unwillingness of modern players to take the courageous stands that characterized their predecessors. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 1994

"Despite its flaws, a useful history of a relatively undercovered aspect of the Civil War. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An authoritative account from Civil War historian Davis (Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour, 1991) of the would-be Founding Fathers of the Confederacy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"An intimate picture of a vanished world. (Book-of-the-Month Club/History Book Club alternate selections)"
Historian Davis (A Government of Our Own, 1994, etc.) uses the story of an old Indian trail as an opportunity to take a leisurely, pleasurable look at the social and cultural history of the Mississippi/Alabama frontier. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"Solid history and good storytelling in a swift-paced narrative."
A skillfully rendered account of the closing hours of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2011

"Not only does Davis cast a bright light into these murky corners of our national past, he does so with a grace and clarity equal to the best historical writing today."
Davis (History/Virginia Tech; The Pirates Laffite: The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf, 2005, etc.), presents a significant study of an obscure but highly revealing moment in American history—the declaration of independence by American settlers of the oft-disputed Territory of West Florida in 1804. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2015

"A fresh look at the sources and a careful eye to leadership and character places this book high atop the list of recent Civil War histories."
"The cheering proved to be our folly." Thus said Robert E. Lee, chiding Southern vanity at the outbreak of the Civil War, the setting for this thoughtful study of command. Read full book review >

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THE OXFORD HISTORY OF MEXICO by Michael C. Meyer
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"A rich mosaic of culture, history, economics, and politics. (180 b&w photos, 16 pages color, not seen)"
A comprehensive, generously illustrated chronicle of Mexican history from conqueror Cortés to singer Selena. Read full book review >