Search Results: "Al Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"A restrained yet evocative account of life on the front lines."
A GI Everyman fights his way through Italy, France and Germany in these absorbing World War II memoirs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"An impressive and eloquent account of a soldier's life and culture."
An American Army veteran's memoir of his experiences in the European theatre of World War II. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Multiple copies should be in every school and library. (acknowledgements, credits, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A bestselling tie-in book, now adapted for middle- and high-school readers by Jane O'Connor, accompanied the award-winning documentary film about global warming, from Vice President Gore. Read full book review >

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COLD NIGHT by Al Sarrantonio
Released: March 20, 1989

Jack Paine, a tortured ex-cop now working for a Yonkers, N.Y., detective agency, is the depressed hero of this uneven hard-boiled melodrama—which begins when tycoon Morris Grumbach, a recent widower, hangs himself in a hotel room. . .just after putting in a bizarre phone-call to shamus Paine. Read full book review >

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PATH OF THE SUN by Al Dempsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"But while a bit stiff in the telling, this carefully researched fiction—with lots of velvet luxury in private railroad cars, etc.—is gripping stuff on pre-statehood turmoil."
The intrinsically fascinating story of the struggle of competing factions in the western territories to achieve—or avoid- -statehood in the late 19th century: that's the background for Dempsey's (the paperback What Law There Was, etc.) earnest, high- collar tale about a group of pre-statehood activists led by James Hill, owner of the Great Northern Railroad. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Enthusiasm and detail on the positive side; little new information and clunky writing on the negative."
Publishing executive and veteran sports author Silverman (I Am Third, 1982, etc.) produces mixed results as he retells 13 sporting events that had dramatic finishes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"A good-humored account of an uncommonly productive life, which belies the notion that nice guys finish last. (16 pages photos, not seen) (First printing of 75,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
An agreeably upbeat and anecdotal memoir from the corporate executive who kept American Airlines flying during a period of notable turbulence. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Required reading for anyone seeking a valid perspective on America's military over the past three decades. (Eight-page photo insert—not seen)"
A well-done oral history from Santoli (Everything We Had, 1981), showing why our military was much more effective in the Persian Gulf than in Vietnam. Read full book review >