Search Results: "Chris Kyle"


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AMERICAN GUN by Chris Kyle
NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2013

"Will appeal to military buffs, conservative readers and, of course, firearms enthusiasts."
A raucous and duly violent tour of American history through the sights of 10 famous weapons, from the Kentucky long rifle to the M-16. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"This aggressively written account of frontline combat, with plenty of action and technical nitty-gritty, should appeal to conservative readers and military buffs."
Memoir of America's most prolific sniper, with an emphasis on the grisly, unpredictable nature of contemporary warfare. Read full book review >

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SMASH by Chris A.  Bolton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Three cheers for the underdog. Maybe in future episodes he'll acquire better homework habits. (Graphic fantasy. 9-11)"
In this webcomic's print opener, a 9-year-old acquires superpowers but still has issues, such as his fear of heights and the difficulty of sneaking out of the house at night to fight crime. Read full book review >

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OVER THERE by Kyle Jarrard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 1997

"Jarrard's debut, though, perhaps through trying too hard to impress, comes off as a wannabe macho romp with intellectual pretensions."
A surrealistic tale of picaresque adventures by a first-time novelist who is too often forced and coy. Read full book review >

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FUTURE WARS by Kyle Hemmings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2017

"An alluring, well-composed look at conflict."
The new collection of poetry and prose from Hemmings (The Truth about Onions, 2017, etc.) features surrealist fables of wartime.Read full book review >

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Why Can't Johnny Just Quit? by Kyle Oh
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 2014

"A fascinating, realistic study of pain management and addiction that offers hope to patients and their families."
A physiatrist and pain management specialist analyzes the intricacies of addiction and pain. Read full book review >

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RISING PHOENIX by Kyle Mills
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A chillingly effective and suspenseful tale, complete with the moral ambiguities and guilty pleasures of such vigilante dreams as Death Wish. ($300,000 ad/promo)"
In Mills's exceptionally accomplished debut thriller, a well- organized and generously financed vigilante group essays a final solution to America's festering drug problems. Read full book review >

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BURN FACTOR by Kyle Mills
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2001

"A mistake, painfully short on the author's trademark humor. Return, Mark Beamon."
Mills sets aside Mark Beamon, the exiled FBI profiler of his first three novels (Free Fall, 2000, etc.), for fledgling Bureau researcher Quinn Barry. Read full book review >

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THE FATE OF ROME by Kyle  Harper
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"There is much to absorb in this significant scholarly achievement, which effectively integrates natural, social, and humanistic sciences to show how the fall of the empire caused the decline of Rome."
A view of the fall of Rome from a different angle, looking beyond military and social collapse to man's relationship to the environment. Read full book review >

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PRAYING DRUNK by Kyle Minor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2014

"There's cynicism and despair and nihilism in the collection, certainly, but there's courage too and a measure of blood-tinged beauty."
An award-winning short fiction author offers 12 stories so ripe with realism as to suggest a roman à clef.Read full book review >