Search Results: "Charles W. Sasser"


BOOK REVIEW

FIRST SEAL by Roy Boehm
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Strong, exciting reading, laced with military profanity and humor."
The high-adventure story of the legendary Boehm—founder and guiding spirit of the famed SEALs, a highly decorated veteran of three wars—and his tumultuous 30-year career in the US Navy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"A tale of impressive endurance, not enhanced by the surfeit of machismo."
Amped-up memoir of an elite warrior determined to fight on for his country, even after giving up a limb. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 26, 2001

"A rousing tale, full of sharp details and told in the harsh language of soldiers baptized in fire. (8 pp. photos)"
The gripping combat memoir of a highly decorated American helicopter pilot's Vietnam service. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Call it dull on ice."
A grinding memoir of life in the Alaskan wild. Read full book review >

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BLACK JACK by Charles R. Smith Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"The title pages and final spread show Johnson, backlit by a powerful sun, the perfect visual metaphor for the hope he gave to black Americans of his time. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Through poetry, quotations and some prose, the life of one of boxing's most important stars is celebrated, from his youth as the victim of bullies to the 1908 championship bout against a white fighter that made him a legend. Read full book review >

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AUCTIONS: The Social Construction of Value by Charles W. Smith
Released: March 20, 1989

More than most readers will probably want to know about auctions, even in this era when multimillion-dollar sales are headlined around the world. Read full book review >

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THE LAND WAS OURS by Charles W. Bailey
Released: Feb. 13, 1990

The subtitle—"A Novel of the Great Plains"—is misleading. Read full book review >

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THE QUARRY by Charles W. Chesnutt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"However meritorious, strictly for scholars and literary historians."
paper 0-691-05996-9 Like the recently rediscovered Paul Marchand, F.M.C., this novel (completed in 1928) was rejected by publishers because it abandoned the popular style of Chesnutt's fables, with their Negro dialects, in favor of a straightforward social-problem narrative. 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 >