Search Results: "Bob Drury"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2007

"The inherent drama of the events compensates for the sometimes lackluster storytelling."
A tale of natural disaster, bad judgment and heroism during World War II. Read full book review >

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LUCKY 666 by Bob Drury
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Overly sentimental writing may test some readers, but the authors deliver a great war story."
A breathless history of World War II heroism. Read full book review >

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THE HEART OF EVERYTHING THAT IS by Bob Drury
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A well-researched and -written account of an often overlooked figure in the history of the Indian Wars."
Sharply honed life of the only American Indian leader to definitively beat the United States in war, short-lived though the defeat might have been. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Substance trumps style in a book that will appeal to military history buffs and veterans."
Engaging account of an important, sometimes overlooked battle of the Korean War. Read full book review >

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MAFIA COP by Lou Eppolito
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1992

"NYPD buffs. (Photos—16 pages of b&w—not seen.)"
A Manhattan cop breaks family tradition—his uncles, cousin, father, and grandfather all were members of the Gambino crime family—and is accused of selling his shield after a highly decorated career. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2015

"Overly sentimental but a great story nevertheless."
As a "streetwise crime reporter [and] hard-bitten war correspondent," Men's Health contributing editor Drury considered himself a "tough guy"—until he decided to write about the nonprofit paws4people, which trains therapy dogs to work with veterans suffering from PTSD.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Although this aims to be the next Perfect Storm or Into Thin Air, it lacks the smooth narration and intense drama that appeals to mainstream audiences. Still, it's a worthwhile read for aspiring military heroes or sportsmen obsessed with Alaska."
An action-packed tribute to the parajumpers (PJs) of the US Special Command Forces. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2011

"A thrilling narrative of bravery, bravado and loss."
An exciting, focused account of the bitter evacuation by helicopter of the last Marines securing the U.S. embassy compound in Saigon on April 30, 1975. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2017

"This adaptation will diminish Red Cloud's legacy, perpetuate negative stereotypes, and provide incorrect information to young readers: skip. (afterword, acknowledgments, timeline, glossary, historical sites, further information, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
In 1868, Red Cloud, a respected Oglala chief, led an intertribal war against the U.S. Army and won. Read full book review >

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A THING OF STATE by Allen Drury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The plot resonates with recent events in the Middle East and with America's loss of will and increased vulnerability to atomic blackmaila valid topic for a political novelbut Drury's cardboard characters and continuous bombast make for hard going."
Drury (What Price Glory?, 1990, etc.) returns with a novel as didactic as a '60s Pravdaall about limp foreign policy and the wane of US status and influence at century's end. Read full book review >

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THE DRIFTLESS AREA by Tom Drury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Drury is a master at showing extraordinary things happening to ordinary people—and it's always a fun ride."
A likable loser has his small-town life upended by vicious lowlifes and Twilight Zone weirdness in this sparkling fourth novel from Drury (Hunts in Dreams, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHEN I'M BIG by Tim Drury
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"In a clever juxtaposition of reality and fantasy, every illustration shows in a smaller insert the children using common household objects as they 'work' while the larger picture reflects the teeming world of their proposed futures. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Brother and sister Joe and Mo's flights of fancy alleviate the boredom of being trapped inside on a rainy day. Read full book review >