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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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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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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BATTLE READY by Mark L. Donald
Released: March 12, 2013

"Straightforward reflections on what it takes to be the most elite sort of soldier and the hidden costs of that life."
Life story of a warrior with an unusual dual specialty—Navy SEAL and combat medic—told with plainspoken stoicism. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 20, 2008

"Historical precedents shed timely light on ways 'to keep a bright line between empire and humanity.'"
Cogent, reasoned analysis of 19th-century humanitarian intervention, especially as practiced in Victorian Britain. Read full book review >

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DOING BATTLE by Paul Fussell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 1996

"Unpleasant in many ways, but valuable, as are other of Fussell's works, for a forthright portrayal of war's horrors and lasting ill effects."
From literary historian Fussell (The Angi-Egotist, 1994; Wartime 1989; etc.), a lugubrious, frequently self-pitying account, relieved by flashes of wit, of how he evolved from a happy-go-lucky Southern California innocent into the vinegary cynic and intellectual snob he is now. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 1995

"This time, Sharpe's new print appearance coincides with Masterpiece Theatre's adaptation of three previous books in the series."
Despite clashes with his own superiors as well as with French foes, the durable British hero of Cornwell's splendid series (Sharpe's Devil, 1992, etc.) soldiers on during a bloody turning-point campaign in the Peninsular War. Read full book review >

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BABAR'S BATTLE by Laurent de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Pleasantly predictable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Echoing recent political change and prescribing more peaceable strategies, Brunhoff adds still another episode to the annals of the popular elephant king. 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 >