Search Results: "A.J. Langguth"


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OUR VIETNAM by A.J. Langguth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"A grimly powerful procession of folly and tragedy."
An epic account of America's involvement in Vietnam by a historian who covered much of the war for the New York Times. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A vibrant, readable account of one of Roman history's watershed periods."
Novelist and biographer Langguth (Patriots, 1988; Saki, 1981, etc.), in a narrative that reads as limpidly as fiction, vividly brings alive the death of the Roman Republic and the birth of the Augustan age. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"A disturbing reconsideration of a key period of history and a powerful indictment of its main actors."
In this history of the four decades preceding the Civil War, Langguth (Union 1812: The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence, 2006, etc.) argues that Andrew Jackson's handling of the Cherokees sowed the seeds of secession. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"An engaging survey of interesting times."
Character sketches of movers and shakers—and even Quakers—who influenced the development of the postrevolutionary republic. Read full book review >

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AFTER LINCOLN by A.J. Langguth
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Langguth shows rather than explains, and the result is a rich history of an understudied period of American history."
A new political history of Reconstruction. Read full book review >

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A.J. AYER by Ben Rogers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A delightful discourse on an extraordinarily full life: Rogers succeeds in capturing the spirit of a philosophical maverick who many loved to hate."
A sympathetic treatment of one of the 20th century's best-known British philosophers. Read full book review >

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'74 AND SUNNY by A.J. Benza
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"A warm and honest memoir."
A sometimes-abrasive radio and TV personality's unexpectedly touching memoir about "the best summer of [his] life." Read full book review >

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STEALING FROM THE DEAD by A.J. Zerries
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Zerries (The Lost Van Gogh, 2006) keeps both great matters and small moving along smartly courtesy of what may be New York's toughest female cop."
An NYPD detective incongruously juggles a gang of murderous swindlers whose ill-gotten gains are financing international terrorism and a more traditional kind of gang that operates considerably closer to the streets of New York. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A biblical travelogue—and far funnier than your standard King James."
Esquire editor-at-large Jacobs, who read the entire 2002 Encyclopedia Britannica for The Know-It-All (2004), embarks on his second lofty exploit: a year of living the Bible "as literally as possible." Read full book review >

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EVEN MONSTERS... by A.J. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A humorous, somewhat unoriginal offering—for kids who prefer monsters to dinosaurs. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Who says monsters can only be frightful? Read full book review >

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CAPTIVE by A.J. Grainger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"What better forbidden romance than with a man who chloroforms a girl and zip-ties her to a bed? (Thriller. 12-14)"
The 16-year-old daughter of the U.K.'s prime minister is kidnapped by terrorists. Read full book review >