Search Results: "Christian Wolmar"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A solid and, yes, concise look at the railroad's past, with a rousing call at the end for a new and improved rail system to carry the nation forward."
Popular historian Wolmar (Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways, 2010) charts the sometimes haphazard, sometimes avaricious, sometimes puzzling history of America's railroads. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"A meaty, informative book for railroad buffs as well as students of military history."
A history of the impact of the railroad on warfare. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A comprehensive, proficient history of 'a tale of remarkable engineering stimulated by imperial ambition.'"
A survey of an underrated railway line that helped Russia become a world power and also contributed to several revolutions. Read full book review >

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COMBAT CAMERA by Christian Hill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Although largely plotless and somewhat rambling, Hill's memoir nevertheless manages to enlighten and entertain due to the deftness of his observations."
In this memoir, Hill, having reached a dead end as a radio newsreader, recalls rejoining the Army, this time as a journalist in the Combat Camera Team. Read full book review >

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STRANGE REBELS by Christian Caryl
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2013

"An astute assessment of the efforts of a group of historic newsmakers."
In a highly focused work, Foreign Affairs deputy editor Caryl finds that the year 1979 engendered a remarkable crop of history-changing leaders. Read full book review >

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CIRCLE IN THE SAND by Christian Alfonsi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"A history that illuminates the personalities and driving motivations behind the current crisis in Iraq. Much of the story that emerges is familiar, though told in greater depth."
A political scientist unearths the decision-making process that led to the first Gulf War and its undesirable aftermath, arguing that the current war in Iraq should be understood through the prism of the first. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMALS by Christian Kiefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2015

"Devastatingly beautiful. This novel embodies why we write and why we read."
In Kiefer's (The Infinite Tides, 2012) dark, lyrical novel, a man learns that no matter how hard he may try to atone for his sins, he can't outrun his violent past or his most painful mistakes.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"A dark look at a looming world crisis in which the United States comes off as one of the worst villains."
An investigative journalist's tough analysis of how some of the world's most vulnerable states—those with a history of economic and political disasters—are confronting the new crisis of climate change. Read full book review >

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THE MANNY FILES by Christian Burch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Meanwhile, share this one with any fabulous adult friends you may have. (Fiction. 9-12)"
If the author and publisher had decided to pitch this story as an adult title, it might have been wildly successful. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A purported existential black comedy that falls apart in sideshows and distractions."
First novel about a man, dead for most of his years, who gets a new lease on life by being condemned to death. Read full book review >

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Blood Doctrine by Christian Piatt
Released: May 1, 2014

"An inspired, stimulating religious thriller."
Piatt's (Banned Questions About Christians, 2013, etc.) first foray into fiction is a religious thriller about a secret group aiming to incite the second coming. Read full book review >