Search Results: "Winston Groom"


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GUMP & CO. by Winston Groom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Guess which Oscar-winning actor Gump runs into at Elaine's? (Film rights to Paramount; author tour)"
An infrequently funny sequel to 1986's wildly successful (via movie) Forrest Gump. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2006

"Skillfully done, if not strictly necessary, matching the Monday morning quarterbacking of the practiced military historian with good novelistic technique."
War is hell—and it doesn't get easier when gators and giant skeeters are involved, to say nothing of the shredding cannon and musket fire that punctuates Forrest Gump author Groom's latest. Read full book review >

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EL PASO by Winston Groom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"It's not Lonesome Dove, but Groom's Searcher's-like rescue pursuit and his allusive homage to Treasure of the Sierra Madre make for an entertaining Western story."
Prolific nonfiction author Groom returns to fiction with a Western saga far different from the novel (Forrest Gump, 1986, etc.) that later blossomed into a classic Oscar-winning film. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"A fine narrative that will be of much interest to students of military history."
A somber portrait of early modern war in one of its most hellish manifestations. Read full book review >

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SUCH A PRETTY, PRETTY GIRL by Winston Groom
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1999

"Pleasantly thoughtless, told with wit and without pretense. (Author tour)"
A study in decay, showing what happens when an apparently nice girl is forced to confront her own vice: by the author of Forrest Gump (1986), etc. Johnny Lightfoot, like many a small-town boy made good, can never really find his ease among the great and the good of high society. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A gripping document of a brilliant era in our history and a few of the men who helped make it so."
Joint biography of three legendary pilots. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"East. (photos, maps, not seen) (First printing of 40,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
The Civil War's western theater is the focus of this vivid history by the author of Forrest Gump (1986). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Groom brings little news, but that may be beside the point; he means the book, it appears, to make 'the average American reader' feel a little better about the present war on terror. Skillfully written, but not his best effort."
Novelist-historian Groom (A Storm in Flanders, 2001; etc.) turns his hand to WWII, with mixed results. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"Galloping popular history, guaranteed to entertain."
Manifest Destiny fulfilled: Groom (Vicksburg, 1863, 2009, etc.) spotlights four journeys during two tumultuous years in American history that marked a "stupendous westward shift." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2012

"Essential reading for Civil War buffs and a great overview of a key battle for neophytes."
Stirring Civil War history from the author of Forest Gump. Read full book review >

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VICKSBURG, 1863 by Winston Groom
NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2009

"Vivid Civil War storytelling in the tradition of Shelby Foote."
Novelist and historian Groom (Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans, 2006, etc.) recalls the Union's campaign against Vicksburg, Miss., "the Gibraltar of the West." Read full book review >

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THE GENERALS by Winston Groom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Military history that reads like a novel, full of great stories and vivid scenes."
Interwoven biographies of three of the great American military leaders of the 20th century. Read full book review >