Search Results: "Charles Bracelen Flood"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A welcome addition to the literature surrounding Grant and his time."
A lucid, often somber account of the sad but noble decline of Ulysses S. Grant. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"A worthy contribution to the Civil War literature."
A well-crafted study of "two failed men with great potential" without whom the Civil War might have ended differently. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2015

"Top-notch military history."
The word "legendary" is overused in military history, but it is almost an understatement for the Lafayette Escadrille. Read full book review >

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1864 by Charles Bracelen Flood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"Stirring history told in rich detail."
Historian Flood (Grant and Sherman, 2005, etc.) offers an inside view of the Lincoln White House during one of the most critical years of the Civil War, focusing on the president's battle for re-election. Read full book review >

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HITLER by Charles Bracelen Flood
Released: April 28, 1989

Flood, a historian (Lee: The Last Years, 1981; etc.) and novelist (Trouble at the Top, 1972; etc.) now tackles Hitler's early years in order to gain a fuller understanding of how this seemingly insignificant man came to exercise such terrible power. Read full book review >

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FLOOD by Mary Calhoun
by Mary Calhoun, illustrated by Erick Ingraham
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Although the home-is-where-the-heart-is message is heavy-handed, it's also enduring. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Wholesome family values are served up in this story of one family's survival of the great flood of the Midwest in 1993. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 1964

"The symbolic characters are all familiar, and the hero's search for the life of the heart brittle, but Mr. P.W. can write up a storm."
Again Mr. Penn Warren has his way with a Southern town — from the forlorn green with the statue of the Confederate soldier to the sightless shop fronts- but in this case the characters are lyric shadows from other Warren main streets, and the rotagonist is a half-realized remnant of the artist's ruminations. Read full book review >

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FLOOD by Aaron Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The plot's on a mission, though there's sufficient humor and drama to keep it wheeling along. (bibliography) (Fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 11-13)"
Five teenagers find themselves transferred to an experimental science class that's considerably more hands-on than they expect. Read full book review >

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FLOOD by James Heneghan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2002

"The Sheehogues play a minor role in the story, appearing only in brief addenda to each chapter, much in the way that they remain an unseen but invaluable help to Andy. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Heneghan (The Grave, 2000, etc.) tells an engaging and optimistic tale of loss, recovery, and a little bit of magic. Read full book review >

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FLOOD by Patricia Lauber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An engrossing look at a great river and the continuing challenge of technology and science in support of the natural environment and all its inhabitants. (photos, maps, diagrams, reproductions, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A splendid narrative, subtitled ``Wrestling with the Mississippi,'' about a mighty river, from its formation, efforts to channel and change it, floods and other disasters, and future plans. Read full book review >

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FLOOD by Melissa Sholes Young
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"There's a teen-novel flavor to this gently educational getting-of-wisdom story. As one wise character recommends: 'Bloom where you are planted.'"
Hannibal, Missouri, on the Mississippi River flood plain—not only the setting for Mark Twain's most celebrated novels, but also the hometown of Laura Brooks, who grew up to flee her trailer home for life as a nurse in Florida. But now Laura is back, and the river is rising. Read full book review >

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FLOOD TIDE by Clive Cussler
Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"Speedy storytelling and great fun."
Dirk Pitt returns for his 11th undersea adventure (Shock Wave, 1996, etc.), still as far out and full of derring-do as ever. Read full book review >