Search Results: "Charles C. Calhoun"


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JOHN C. CALHOUN by Irving H. Bartlett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 1993

"A fine contribution to antebellum scholarship."
A scholarly, limpid life of the southern statesman and nullifier. Read full book review >

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LONGFELLOW by Charles C. Calhoun
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2004

"Could well encourage a new generation to read Longfellow."
A sprightly, long-needed biography of 19th-century America's most famous, myth-making poet. Read full book review >

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C by Tom McCarthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Flawed but fascinating."
An ambitious, epochal second novel from the author of Remainder (2007). Read full book review >

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BLUE CALHOUN by Reynolds Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 1992

Written in the almost buttery style that Price has favored since Kate Vaiden (1986), this melodrama concerns an ex-alcoholic music salesman, Blue Calhoun, living in Raleigh, North Carolina, in the 1950's. Read full book review >

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HASSIE CALHOUN by Pamela Cory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2011

"A dreary, hackneyed account of a young aspiring singer's adventures in Las Vegas."
In 1959, small-town Texas beauty Hassie Calhoun, 17, goes to Las Vegas hoping to sing at the famous Copa Room. With the help of Frank Sinatra, she loses her innocence but manages to cling to her dream of stardom. Read full book review >

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FORMAT C: by Edwin Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1999

"Others, perhaps, will not, although Black throughout shows great smarts and at times displays virtuoso rhetoric. (First printing of 50,000; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Massively conceived, neatly chiseled computer novel that begins on the wrong foot with lists of consumer goods enjoyed by a sybaritic hero only a Honda Del Sol salesman could love. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2005

"An Israeli version of Anthony Swofford's Jarhead (2004), both hard-nosed and thoughtful—and most illuminating."
A nuanced view of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by a former foot soldier in the long war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"Though Calhoun misses a couple opportunities to spice things up, as when he glosses over two major political assassinations, his focus on the mainstream politics of the era is lucid and illuminating."
A brief though long-overdue and sorely needed overview of American politics from the end of the Civil War through the beginning of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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MIDDLE C by William H. Gass
Released: March 12, 2013

"Gass, now 88, clearly has endings on his mind, which he addresses with fearsome brio and wit."
Misanthropy, atrocity, the Midwest—Gass revisits some familiar themes in this novel, though this ride is smoother than its epic predecessor, The Tunnel (1995). Read full book review >

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CHARLES DICKENS by Jenny Hartley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"A deft, authoritative, and engaging reappraisal of the great Victorian novelist."
Restless, tireless, and prolific, Dickens "became an adjective in his own lifetime." Read full book review >

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CHARLES ADDAMS by Linda H. Davis
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A bemused and indulgent look at the artist, all in good taste."
Charles Addams, longtime New Yorker cartoonist and creator of "The Addams Family," was a gentle soul manipulated by women, according to Davis's largely anecdotal biography. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DARWIN by Janet Browne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 1995

"An exciting and richly evocative portrait of one of the most important thinkers in scientific history that leaves the reader wishing the second volume were already on hand. (48 pages photos and 4 maps, not seen)"
This first volume of a definitive new Darwin biography is full of insight into both the man and his era. Read full book review >