Search Results: "Bill Sloan"


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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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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"But no drug will ever 'serve as an antidote for deceit, divorce, and empty or disrupted lives.'"
A blast of good sense from a knowledgeable source, this puts Viagra in a proper perspective as a treatment for impotence. 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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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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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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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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COUNTING BY 7S by Holly Goldberg Sloan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Despite its apparent desire to be all things to all people, this is, in the end, an uplifting story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A story of renewal and belonging that succeeds despite, not because of, its contrivances. Read full book review >

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"A book about a former Buchenwald inmate that offers a powerful treatise on inner strength."
A debut biography of a Holocaust survivor delivers a detailed tribute to a remarkable individual. Read full book review >

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AN ISOLATED INCIDENT by Susan R. Sloan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 1998

"Still, the thrills come one a minute, and they chill to the bone."
Following the success of her first thriller (Guilt by Association, 1995), Sloan returns with an excursive police procedural set in a racially divided northwestern town—a tale that, however imperfect the narrative, yields intoxicating suspense. Read full book review >

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GUILT BY ASSOCIATION by Susan R. Sloan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 9, 1995

"The ending, while clever, will have those of all political beliefs cringing for different reasons, Sloan often gets the proportions wrong in her blend of not-so- subtle social commentary and suspense, but there's no denying this novel's lowest-common-denominator appeal: It reads like a house afire."
Just when it was beginning to look impossible, former lawyer Sloan pumps some life into the crowded field of legal thrillers. Read full book review >