Search Results: "Charles Bracelen Flood"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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: April 29, 2010

"Important reading for anyone who cares about cities and how they are governed."
A Bronx-based journalist examines the epidemic of fires that swept New York City in the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

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THERE'S A WALRUS IN MY BED! by Ciara Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A humorous bedtime story that children will recognize as a twist on their own experiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's hard to sleep in a new bed. Read full book review >

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INFINITE SKY by C.J. Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Readers who don't need endings tied up with tight little bows will find much to think about here. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Tragedy emerges from the commonplace miseries of everyday life in this evocative mood piece. Read full book review >

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The Wreck of the Nymph by Don Flood
Released: June 15, 2013

"A tightly written, enjoyable seafaring thriller."
A terse, fast-paced debut thriller novella in which the lure of an 18th-century shipwreck's gold brings out the worst in a motley crew. Read full book review >

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BAG MEN by John Flood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Gorgeously and audaciously plotted, with a trio of starring roles that would make a casting director salivate, even if he weren't being tested for drugs."
The beating death of a Catholic priest on a Logan Airport runway on New Year's Eve is only the beginning of this gritty first novel's magical mystery tour of 1965 Boston. Read full book review >

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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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