Search Results: "Christian Wolmar"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Passing no judgments, Christian writes with respect for the seers' Catholic faith and Spanish culture, which he does not share but has certainly entered into. (114 photos, not seen; 2 maps)"
Intelligent and carefully researched account of the religio-political setting for a wave of apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Spain on the eve of that country's Civil War. Read full book review >

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WASHINGTON AND CAESAR by Christian Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"A treat for Revolutionary War buffs, especially those interested in the role of Africans and African-Americans on both sides of that fight."
An epic populated by the likes of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, various colonial bad and good guys, sympathetic Brits, and an African slave who leads his followers to freedom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"A useful tonic to a literature suddenly full of books on Lewis and Clark, but with only passing references to those who came before them."
A fine history of a French family that enjoyed great influence—and deservedly so—in the early trans-Mississippian West. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 31, 1999

"It's becoming ever more difficult to recollect Christian's promising SF debut, Mainline (1996)."
paper 0-312-86516-3 The kick-off of a new fantasy series set in the same world as, but otherwise unrelated to, Kar Kalim (1997). Read full book review >

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SEX TOYS OF THE GODS by Christian McLaughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 1997

"A good-natured, unapologetically shallow Cinderella story with X-rated interludes."
Scriptwriter McLaughlin toils earnestly to pack sex, sensationalism, and B-list names into his follow-up to Glamourpuss (1994): Here, a wide-eyed Hollywood newcomer finds love, work, and a rock star for a best friend. Read full book review >

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ONE DAY SOON TIME WILL HAVE NO PLACE LEFT TO HIDE by Christian Kiefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"A gorgeous, human commentary on the paradox of modern life and modern art."
Structured as an interview with a fictional visual artist, Kiefer's (The Animals, 2015, etc.) novella explores the ambitions and limits of art. Read full book review >