Search Results: "Chris Battle"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ULTRA VIOLETS by Sophie Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Girls will overlook its flaws to find a superhero story written for them. (Adventure. 8-12)"
The tongue-in-cheek origin story of hypersparkly, girl-power superheroes. Read full book review >

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The Body of Chris by Chris Cole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A colorful, faith-based memoir of recovery."
In his debut memoir, Cole recounts his struggles with eating disorders, substance abuse, and mental illness. Read full book review >

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THE CHRIS FARLEY SHOW by Tom Farley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Essential for Farley and SNL fans, and a sterling example of oral biography—well-structured, consistently engaging and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking."
Family, friends and colleagues remember the late Saturday Night Live star. Read full book review >

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COLLIDING WITH CHRIS by Dan Harder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A small dog that appears on the copyright page joyfully keeps pace with Chris to the satisfying conclusion in this small but funny episode. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Harder's first book is aimed at bicyclists, including those still soldiering on with training wheels. Read full book review >

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MONOGRAPH BY CHRIS WARE by Chris Ware
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"This collection has a last-word feel to it, offering a delightful summation of a fruitful and very busy last few decades. Fans, of course, will want much more, but this makes a great start."
The noted artist, collector, and visionary offers a personal anthology/memoir, complete with junior high photos and memories of the cul-de-sacs of Omaha. Read full book review >

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Released: July 26, 2007

"Despite an opaquely depicted protagonist, the author treats this well-trod with sensitivity and intelligence, writing in subdued, crisp, poetic prose."
Four young men are drafted into the Korean War in this impressive debut. Read full book review >

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THE BATTLE by Alessandro Barbero
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2005

"So, too, is this lively and highly readable work: it does for Napoleonic-era warfare what Roberto Calasso did for Greek mythology."
A vivid account of the Battle of Waterloo, when Napoleon went out in a blaze of glory. Read full book review >

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BATTLE SCARS by John Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Overall, a satisfying read. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
In the sequel to The Flags of War (2004), the alternating voices of Nate and Walt McGregor and the slave Sunday tell their entwined stories from the Battle of Shiloh until their escape from Richmond's Libby Prison a year and a half later. Read full book review >

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BATTLE BORN by Dale Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 9, 1999

The return of the tin man, retired USAF Brigadier General Patrick McLanahan, Brown's chief hero among those who have saved the world from China's invasion of the Philippines in Sky Masters, of Taiwan in both Fatal Terrain and The Tin Man (1998), and in various novels saved Europe from a war between Lithuania and Byelorussia, Europe from invasion by Russia, and been on hand for Gulf War II. Read full book review >

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BATTLE CRY by Leon Uris
Released: April 27, 1953

"Don't miss it."
It's terrific: Perhaps there is less searching for the beast in man than in The Naked and the Dead, less uncovering of basic disillusions than in From Here to Eternity, less integration of plot and character than in The Caine Mutiny, but indubitably it shares some of the greatness of each. Read full book review >

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BATTLE ROYAL by Hugh Bicheno
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Of much interest to students of late medieval British history, though a glance at the 20-odd pages of charted royal lineages and ranking clergy will doubtless scare off casual readers."
Lancasters, Yorkists, and appendices, oh my! Read full book review >

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BATTLE FATIGUE by Mark Kurlansky
FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Pair this penetrating examination of a teen's interior process with Walter Dean Myers' Fallen Angels (1988) for a discussion about teens and the Vietnam War. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
When Joel declares himself a Conscientious Objector to the Vietnam War, he feels as though his whole life has been leading to this moment. Read full book review >