Search Results: "Bill Sloan"


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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 2012

"Sloan writes expertly of the soldiers' courage battling the Japanese, but readers must search elsewhere (Richard Connaughton, H.P. Willmott) for the latest insight into the competence of their leader."
A skillful step-by-step description of the brutal and heroic but mismanaged 1941-42 campaign in the Philippines. Read full book review >

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Released: June 5, 1995

"An able, if stiff, examination of the trials of a talented artist whose day passed within his own lifetime."
The hardworking life and leftist politics of the American realist painter (18711951), member of the Ash Can School and ``The Eight,'' reconstructed in scrupulous historical detail. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"By Sloan's lights, Peleliu is perhaps the biggest unknown battle of the Pacific War—unknown, perhaps, because pointless. A lively reconstruction that does honor to the men who fought it."
A well-rendered account of Marines in combat on what must have been some of the worst acreage on earth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"It's no Guadalcanal Diary or From Here to Eternity, but likely to interest WWII buffs all the same."
A blood-and-guts tale from the early days of WWII. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"A colorful description of a part of the Korean War that actually turned out well."
A skillful, action-packed account of the first five months of the Korean War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Readers certainly won't be bored, but they'll find a richer, more comprehensive account in George Feifer's Tennozan: The Battle of Okinawa and the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb (1992)."
A history of the battle of Okinawa, from investigative reporter Sloan (Brotherhood of Heroes: The Marines at Peleliu, 1944—The Bloodiest Battle of the Pacific War, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"A thoroughly satisfying account of war in the South Pacific packed with fireworks, tragedy and horseplay."
A personal account from the K/3/5 Marine company, made famous in the HBO series The Pacific. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 1998

"Serious country-music fans will love it. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
From Hank Williams to Slim Whitman to Johnny Cash to the one and only Elvis, this recollection of country music greats is a real foot-stompin— treat. Read full book review >

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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 >