Search Results: "Bill Fawcett"


BOOK REVIEW

DOOMED TO REPEAT by Bill Fawcett
NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2013

"Superficial analysis and a rash of factual errors combine to drain this volume of any value it might otherwise have had."
In this search for guidance from the past, pop historian Fawcett (Trust Me, I Know What I'm Doing: 100 More Mistakes that Lost Elections, Ended Empires, and Made the World What It Is Today, 2012, etc.) surveys disparate issues ranging from terrorism and pandemics to unemployment and recessions. However, any book that attempts to derive lessons from history must first get the facts right. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"For Vietnam combat junkies who don't mind wading through acronym-infested waters to read stories of wartime derring-do."
A surprisingly dry recounting of Vietnam war stories by a group of former SEALs, the Navy commandos who specialize in clandestine, behind-enemy-lines operations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 11, 2007

"Superficial, but entertaining and even useful for the watchful citizen."
A curiously goofy look at great deceptions in politics, war, history, books, newspapers and medicine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILL by Chap Reaver
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"Laced with wonderfully dry humor and pungent observations, a grand yarn that begs to be shared aloud, and again. (Fiction. 10+)"
From the late author of Mote (1990) and A Little Bit Dead (1992; both Edgar winners), an endearing story that, despite its compelling climax and some pleasingly melodramatic features, is markedly less violent than its predecessors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"An effortless, accessible way to learn history."
A lively sequel to Fawcett's 100 Mistakes that Changed History (2010), with few surprises. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 1998

"A worthy addition to the growing treasury of SEAL lore."
An oral history of US Navy SEALs, arguably the best elite warriors in the world and trained to fight at sea, in the air, and on land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2003

"A welcome contribution to legal and judicial history."
Cogent biography, at once admiring and damning, that amplifies and corrects the record left by the controversial Supreme Court justice in his memoirs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILL PICKETT by William R. Sanford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Pickett's stunt will draw readers in initially, but his life story is inspiring enough to keep them. (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
With the superfluous subtitle ``African-American Rodeo Cowboy,'' this entry in the Legendary Heroes of the Wild West series should prove interesting not only to its targeted audience of less-able readers, but to others as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILL PICKETT by Andrea Davis Pinkney
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

From the creators of Dear Benjamin Banneker (1994), rip-snorting picture-book biography of the first African-American cowboy inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILL CLINTON by Robert Cwiklik
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1993

"Photos; chronology; map of the electoral college vote; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
A less-than-friendly biography with a sturdy binding but not much else going for it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDMA'S BILL by Martin Waddell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

"Johnson's realistic illustrations nicely extend the pathos and joy of Grandma's narrative and the affection she shares with young Bill. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Bill visits Grandma, she tells him about ``my other Bill...Your daddy's daddy,'' showing Bill a photo album that goes back to his grandfather's infancy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Love, Bill by Jan Krulick-Belin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2016

"A touching biography of a World War II soldier that unfolds like a mystery."
A woman doggedly investigates the details of her father's life, a man she hardly knew. Read full book review >