Search Results: "Blaine Harden"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"A rewarding book with much to offer, including the likely spark of new interest in how singular choices made by both men and nations can reverberate for generations."
The carnage of war, the rise of a dictator and one North Korean defector's life story all come together in this combination of biography, military history and exposé. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2012

"A terrifying story of brutal captivity and unremitting misery and the difficult adjustment to subsequent life in a very different place."
The chilling story of a prisoner in North Korea. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"Although much of the story has already been written elsewhere, Harden's bold and well-supported commentary is a welcome addition to the literature of this majestic river. (maps, not seen)"
Joining the recent stream of books on the Columbia River is this hard-hitting report on the policies that have governed this most engineered of all American rivers. Read full book review >

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ABC's From The Whippety Wood by Pamela Harden
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A marvelous picture book full of fine storytelling and magic."
A picture book about the alphabet that transports readers into a whimsical fairyland. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"Still, a glimpse into a world that few readers know firsthand—and good thing for them."
"Sometimes I wonder if magical thinking is my alcohol," writes Blaine, a crisis interventionist in Nashville, in this self-aware, literate memoir of adventures in the para-shrink trade. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"Military buffs who overlook the purple prose will enjoy a brisk, nuts-and-bolts description of air warfare in the murderously flimsy flying machines of 1918."
Breezy, journalistic biography of America's greatest World War I fighter ace—until a German ace shot him down six weeks before the armistice. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Provocative but regularly flippant."
A radically anti-conservative agenda and biennial campus series known as "Sex Week" are blamed for the alleged corruption of one of the nation's most prestigious universities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 11, 2012

"A starry-eyed but not entirely convincing guide to real-estate deal-making."
Surefire riches await those who dare to seize them, argues this brash debut primer on real-estate investing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2009

"The rotating format offers little in the way of analysis and very few conclusions, but the author offers valid testimony for the specific concerns of women in an industry increasingly in the spotlight."
A sympathetic look at the lives and work of three nannies. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT BAND OF MERCY by Michael Blaine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A nice take on reporting before it got respectable."
Following a trail of evidence that begins with dead cats and winds through seamy cellars into the poshest Protestant parlors, a Jewish reporter lays bare some of the worst horrors of 19th-century New York. Read full book review >

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THE DESPERATE SEASON by Michael Blaine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A tale that ends with happiness, hard wisdom, and matured strength for those who survive. (Author tour)"
Blaine's first outing is a brutal, emotionally undercooked saga of a schizophrenic inmate who has a grievance against mom and dad, gets a big fast gun and does quick simple harm. Read full book review >

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BORN ON THE BAYOU by Blaine Lourd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"There's not a lot of art here, but there's plenty of heart and intelligence."
A memoir of life in the "lowest part of Louisiana…arguably the wettest, wildest, and freest part of the country." Read full book review >