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Paul Schneider's Reviews

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Old Man River
Sep.10.2013
Published by On Point with Tom Ashbrook
One hour segment devoted to Old Man River.
Old Man River
Aug.25.2013
Published by Iowa Gazette
What takes Schneider’s text beyond historical analysis, however, is his inclusion of his own personal journeys along the Mississippi and its tributaries, including a kayaking...
Old Man River
Sep.01.2013
Published by New York Post
Historian and writer Schneider (“Bonnie and Clyde,” “The Adirondacks”) didn’t just stick his head in books and maps and hang out in libraries for this all-encompassing bio on the...
Old Man River
Aug.08.2013
Published by Booklist
"Nonfiction lovers with eclectic tastes and readers bored by a single-discipline approach will love Schneider’s multiple-angle portrait of the Mississippi watershed. The territory...
Old Man River
Jul.01.2013
Published by Publisher's Weekly
"Stunning...With such an expert hand on the tiller, Old Man River is an astonishing journey."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Old Man River
Mar.12.2013
Published by Library Journal
Schneider, Paul. Old Man River: The Mississippi River in North American History. Holt. Sept. 2013. 416p. ISBN 9780805091366. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780805098365. HISTORY“Ol’...
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Jul.23.2000
Published by Boston Globe
Good history it is, covering the territory well....Written with a good storyteller's eye and ear for the incident that will stick in the mind long after summer's gone."
Bonnie and Clyde: The Lives Behind the Legend
Aug.20.2010
Published by The Buffalo News
“Bonnie and Clyde: The Lives Behind the Legend” by Paul Schneider is the best thing I’ve read this year — it puts truer faces on the duo than Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway’s, and...
Bonnie and Clyde: The Lives Behind the Legend
May.01.2009
Published by O, the Oprah Magazine
In a biography so intimate it feels like an act of ventriloquism, Paul Schneider uses a wealth of primary sources--oral and written testimony from relatives, lawmen, victims, and...
Bonnie and Clyde: The Lives Behind the Legend
May.10.2009
Published by Los Angeles Times
"Paul Schneider gets much closer to his subjects in "Bonnie and Clyde: The Lives Behind the Legend." Noted for his novelistic approach to nonfiction in such previous works as "...
The Adirondacks: A History of America's First Wilderness
Jun.01.1997
Published by New York Times
But ''The Adirondacks'' is not primarily about politics, or philosophy. Mr. Schneider, who has written for such publications as Audubon and Esquire, is first and foremost a teller...
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Published by New York Times
Much of Schneider's history refutes the oral tradition. We think of the class consciousness and snobberies as having been imported by people from ''off-Cape'' or ''off-Island.''...
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Jun.11.2006
Published by San Francisco Chronicle
Schneider unfurls this horribly ill-fated expedition against the social sensibilities and political designs prevailing in Spain at the start of the 16th century. Imperial...
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May.14.2006
Published by Boston Globe
"on the whole, ''Brutal Journey" is first-rate. Weaving anthropology, archeology, climatology, geography, and a half-dozen other disciplines into a riveting tale of courage,...
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May.14.2006
Published by New York Times
"Schneider, the author of "The Adirondacks: A History of America's First Wilderness" and "The Enduring Shore: A History of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket," deftly...