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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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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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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RULES FOR GHOSTING by A.J. Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Paquette's high-spirited tale featuring a benign, good-natured ghost offers readers an imaginative, intriguing mystery. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Dahlia's solitary, ghostly existence is disrupted by the sudden arrival of living and nonliving visitors. Read full book review >

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PARADOX by A.J. Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"The science behind this fiction is ludicrous, but patient fans of the genre may enjoy the twists. (Science fiction. 9-14)"
The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance in this unorthodox science-fiction thriller. Read full book review >

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DARWEN ARKWRIGHT AND THE INSIDIOUS BLECK by A.J.  Hartley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2012

"Neither a whiz-bang finish nor a tacked-on environmental message can save Darwen's second adventure; hopefully his third will reignite the series. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A class trip thrusts Darwen and his friends into world-hopping danger. Read full book review >

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NOWHERE GIRL by A.J. Paquette
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A culturally tone deaf exercise in narcissism. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Opening with a flash-forward teaser, this unpersuasive debut quickly fizzles. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF THE SWORD by A.J. Lake
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2007

"A better-than-average middle volume that keeps the story rolling along nicely. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
Opening where the previous episode, Coming of Dragons (2006), left off, young castaways Edmund and Elspeth are seized and carried in the talons of the immense dragon Torment toward a confrontation with the chained trickster god/demon Loki. Read full book review >

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STEEPLEJACK by A.J.  Hartley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 14, 2016

"Smart political intrigue wrapped in all the twists and turns of a good detective story makes for a rip-roaring series opener. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
This latest novel from Hartley (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 2014, etc.), his debut for teens, is social commentary masquerading as crime fiction masquerading as fantasy.Read full book review >