Search Results: "William Todd Schultz"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Though sometimes clanging with psychological jargon, a biography that wisely recognizes the ultimate mystery of every life."
A theorist of psychobiography offers an example of his favored approach in an exploration of a most perplexing figure, the edgy and controversial photographer Diane Arbus (1923-1971). Read full book review >

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TORMENT SAINT by William Todd Schultz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A well-researched biography in which the subject still remains elusive."
Heavy psychological examination of the life of melancholic indie-rock troubadour Smith. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"A fascinating, erudite deliberation."
Schultz (Psychology/Pacific Univ.; editor: Handbook of Psychobiography, 2005) plumbs the machinations behind Truman Capote's literary self-sabotage. Read full book review >

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REAL BOYS’ VOICES by William S. Pollack
NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2000

"Somewhat redundant, Pollack offers many useful psychoanalytical insights worth repeating."
How to hear volumes in the silence of boys. Read full book review >

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STYLL IN LOVE by Rob Schultz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"An ambitious but muddled tale that tries but fails to create a convincingly modern myth of redemption."
A first novel that strains for profundity as a young husband explores the meaning of love and death after his wife flees to the Canadian woods. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 1992

"Skillfully interwoven from personal and local histories and contemporary accounts—an intimate view of desperation and bloodshed on the Great Plains that's as poignant as it is tragic. (Eight pages of illustrations.)"
Another sad chapter in the history of the American West sharply and colorfully rendered by Schultz in a fitting successor to his vivid Month of the Freezing Moon (1990). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2013

"A flawed but stylistic story that uses the elements of a terrible crime to fuel a meditation on Western culture."
A journalist speculates on the true, if blurry story behind one of America's largest manhunts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"It may be impossible to write a dull book about Civil War battles, and this one is certainly enjoyable—but it's history lite nonetheless."
Two Civil War victories by the Union make this date the most important July 4 in US history—quibblers should know that the Declaration of Independence wasn't signed on Independence Day. Read full book review >

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CUSTER by Duane Schultz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A competent overview, but readers in search of a rich character study or thoughtful analysis of military leadership should look elsewhere."
Part of the Great General series, this biography of George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876) provides about as much information as the average reader needs to know about the flamboyant general. Read full book review >

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MY DYSLEXIA by Philip Schultz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Under the rubric of 'inspirationally instructive,' Schultz offers a compact book. Yet, writing with a focused mind, he dilates at length on the struggle within that mind."
Writers have a way with words. In the case of this writer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2008, words are more likely to have their challenging way with him. Read full book review >