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Richard S. Wheeler

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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

There are other authors with this name. One writes Marine Corps history. Another, Civil War history. Another writes in the political sciences.

Richard S. (Shaw) Wheeler was born in Milwaukee in 1935 and grew up in nearby Wauwatosa.

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In bygone times vanity publishers offered to produce hardcover editions of an author's work at considerable cost. These firms had lofty names that echoed the names of storied legitimate publishers. But their work was second rate. The material was poorly edited, barely copyedited, poorly proofed, and miserably packaged. The books usually ended up unsold in someone's bedroom closet.

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Black Tom is an exceptionally fine historical novel that unfolds in Jersey City, just prior to the first world war. It ranges from melting-pot social relationships in Jersey to the rise of the powerful Hague machine, along with Woodrow Wilson's neutr ...more
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The Phantom of Fifth Avenue by Meryl Gordon
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This is a superbly researched biography of a reclusive woman who inherited one of the country's great fortunes. The author fleshes out the life and character of Huguette Clark, as well as her family and her many friends and retainers, and creates of ...more
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How the West Was Written by Ron Scheer
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This is a splendid study of early western fiction, most of it written contemporaneously with the settlement of the American West. A surprising number of women authors are included among the sixty-some novels reviewed by the author, Ron Scheer. The bo ...more
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Jubilee Hitchhiker by William Hjortsberg
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I heard or read most of this book in manuscript, and was greatly impressed. William Hjortsberg has done a masterful job of depicting the life of Richard Brautigan, the iconic counterculture poet.
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Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman
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This absorbing biography is exhaustively researched and carefully nuanced and balanced. Readers are made aware of all facets in this complicated and poignant story. This is remarkable journalism by a Pulitzer-winning reporter and his colleague, who i ...more
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The Generals by Thomas E. Ricks
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This is a brilliant examination of leadership in the Army, with a candid evaluation of individuals, as well as the system. The country, and the army, needed just such a critique.
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