Search Results: "Bing West"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"A timely, eye-opening historical analysis that provides clarity around the difficult choices the next president faces."
Balanced, panoramic assessment of the Iraq War by former Marine and Reagan administration veteran West (No True Glory, 2005, etc.), who heralds American soldiers as its unsung heroes amid the "fog of Washington." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"A devastating critique of U.S. foreign policy regarding a seemingly endless war."
Marine veteran, Atlantic correspondent and assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration, West (The Strongest Tribe: War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq, 2008, etc.) offers a bleak view of the war in Afghanistan. Read full book review >

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THE PEPPERDOGS by Bing West
Released: Jan. 3, 2003

"First-novelist West, himself a former marine captain (The Villager, 1972) takes on complex themes here—duty, loyalty, and what to do when they conflict—and deals with them capably. Mostly, though, this is a story about warriors, told authoritatively and brilliantly."
When five Marines cross from Kosovo into Serbia to rescue a kidnapped comrade, they launch an international incident—and what might the best suspense novel of the year. Read full book review >

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ONE MILLION STEPS by Bing West
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A moving account of bravery."
The terrible toll of the Marine Corps' ferociously fighting Third Platoon in Afghanistan, within the context of a larger failed U.S. effort. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"By the end, readers may feel they are suffocating in lint, but Bing would advise them to never let their lips—or their smile—drop below the ever-roiling surface."
Rules and tools for the business road, sold amusingly but on a depressing foundation of inanity, by novelist (You Look Nice Today, p. 869, etc.) and CBS executive Bing, a.k.a. Gil Schwartz in his everyday corporate pajamas. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Combat memoirs don't get any more personal, and Meyer deserves honors for his honesty here just as much as for his experiences in the field."
Scarifying memoir by Medal of Honor winner Meyer, proving that war is indeed hell—and the bureaucracy of war more hellish still. Read full book review >

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BING CROSBY'S LAST SONG by Lester Goran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 1998

"An appropriately bittersweet evocation of a largely vanished world, distinguished by its ripe, vigorous language and by a moving portrait of a troubled, decent man."
"It's a heavy millstone," the protagonist of this sad, salty novel reflects, "to be the son of a good father." Read full book review >

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THE COSMOLOGY OF BING by Mitch Cullin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"The best passages here, about astrophysics, come from research. The more emotional material isn't as compelling."
Gay longings in academia. Read full book review >

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WEST by Lizzy Ford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 20, 2014

"Confusing sci-fi elements within an unconvincing romance."
Josie finds herself embroiled in a time-travel mystery in Ford's (Black Moon Draw, 2014, etc.) latest series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Readers impatient for the next adventure of Holly Hobbie's Toot and Puddle will be glad to have this while they wait. (Picture book. 3-8)"
paper 1-55037-608-X Large print, telescoped illustrations, and extremely rapid outcomes from decisions propel readers through this whimsical story. Read full book review >

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RECYCLING WITH ARNIE AND BING by Ann Wagner
FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2010

"An endearingly homespun tale that could nevertheless better balance its entertainment and education."
Aimed at elementary schoolers, Wagner's heartwarming salute to recycling features the reincarnation of a friendly bottle and can. Read full book review >