Search Results: "William Todd Schultz"


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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: 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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Schultz handles all of this melodramatic material with vigor and clarity, a first-rate addition to the bulging shelves of Civil War Studies. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Schultz, the author of a series of well-received works of narrative history (Quantrill's War, 1996; Over the Earth I Come, 1992, etc.) concerned with America in the turbulent 19th century, adds another with this wonderfully vivid portrait of Confederate attempts to stir up rebellion in the North during the war's waning days—efforts that even included a chilling but unsuccessful attempt at germ warfare. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"You've heard all this New Age-speak before, but the individual stories—most of them lively and fresh—save Schultz's rendering from being trite."
Mixing Jungian psychology and New Age physics with the homespun philosophies of successful entrepreneurs, business-writer Schultz (coauthor: Cashing Out, 1991—not reviewed) concludes that if you want to succeed in life, you have to be willing to follow your gut when making decisions. 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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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 >