Search Results: "Bruce Henderson"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 25, 2017

"A gripping addition to the literature of the period and an overdue tribute to these unique Americans."
The inspiring story of the "Ritchie Boys" and their unique contribution to the Allied victory in World War II. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"The debate remains open, but Henderson provides plenty of fuel for Cook loyalists."
Henderson (Fatal North, 2001, etc.) offers another nail-biting true adventure, this one involving the turn-of-the-20th-century rivalry between contemporaries who both claimed to be the first man to the Pole. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2010

"A short but engaging tale of a harrowing POW experience."
Vietnam veteran Henderson (Down to the Sea: An Epic Story of Naval Disaster and Heroism in World War II, 2007, etc.) tells the story of Navy pilot Dieter Dengler and his escape from a Laos prison camp during the war. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2001

"Hall's ill-fated expedition deserves better."
A humdrum recounting of a little-known episode in the history of Arctic exploration. Read full book review >

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RESCUE AT LOS BAÑOS by Bruce Henderson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 2015

"A dramatic story of bravery in which individual personal accounts converge with the waging of war for a riveting history."
Before the colors fade and history replaces memory, Henderson (Hero Found: The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam War, 2010, etc.) lucidly narrates a World War II story of captured civilians and their resolute rescuers.Read full book review >

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SPY DUST by Antonio J. Mendez
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2002

"Solid storytelling brought to bear on engaging material: a real-life pleasure for fans of John le Carré and Tom Clancy."
Fascinating memoir from a husband-and-wife team of spooky gamesmanship in the Cold War's deadly back alleys. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"A hokey but inspiring blend of personal narrative and scientific exploration."
Mallett (Theoretical Physics/Univ. of Connecticut) chronicles his quest to build a time machine, sparked by grief over his father's premature death, in 1955. Read full book review >

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ASTEROID IMPACT by Douglas Henderson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"He closes with a question-and-answer section that recounts the modern discovery of the blast's geological and paleontological evidence. (index, short bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
To eye-widening scenes of an asteroid blazing down from the heavens and creating a titanic fireball, Henderson (Dinosaur Ghosts: The Mystery of Coelophysis, 1997) matches a suitably dramatic, written account of how the Age of Dinosaurs probably came to its precipitate end. Read full book review >

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THE STORM by Kathy Henderson
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Large type, appealing pastel illustrations, and a dose of proper perspective on humankind's power over nature make this book a fine choice for story hours as well as nature collections. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A picture book combines the exuberance of children and the drama found in nature for a sly lesson on power-sharing. Read full book review >

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MODERN MATHEMATICIANS by Harry Henderson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

The Global Profiles series gets underway with this engaging introduction to some ideas in modern mathematics by way of 13 biographies, covering Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace, George Boole, Georg Cantor, Sophia Kovalevsky, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Emmy Noether, Shiing-Shen Chern, Alan Turing, Stanislaw Ulam, Benoit Mandelbrot, Julia Bowman Robinson, and John Conway. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Henderson, to account for Pushcart's successful existence outside corporate publishing—no one, that is, except readers interested in good writing."
Here's the ever-welcome annual sampling of noncommercial publishing, full enough of poems, stories, and essays to redeem Henderson's somewhat self-congratulatory introductory declaration of literary independence (and survival). Read full book review >