Search Results: "Clive Stafford Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A well-wrought, timely work of personal and political commitment that should garner a great deal of deserved attention."
A British human-rights lawyer offers a chilling, evenhanded eyewitness account of his penetration inside one of America's most notorious military bases. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2012

"A wrongful-conviction saga different from most others because there is no justice at the end."
Stinging account of a questionable 1986 death penalty case by the lawyer who tried to get it overturned. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALKING THE AMAZON by Ed Stafford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A gripping celebration of physical and mental endurance."
A memoir of an astonishing trip walking "nine million-odd steps" for more than two years along the Amazon River's course from Peruvian headwaters to Brazilian mouth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NAKED AND MAROONED by Ed Stafford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"To be sure, some of Stafford's mental baggage popped open during his latest crazy journey, but his chronicle is, on the whole, entertaining."
Further tales from extreme adventurer Stafford (Walking the Amazon, 2011), European Adventurer of the Year in 2011. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Good stuff for le Carré fans."
British historian Stafford (Roosevelt and Churchill, 2000, etc.) casts a revealing torchlight on an obscure and odd episode in the Cold War espionage game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JULIE CHRISTIE by Tim Ewbank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"Christie's significance as an actress and cultural icon await a more perceptive appraisal."
Shallow biography of the renowned film, stage and TV actress. Read full book review >

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SUPERIOR SACRIFICES by Jan Stafford Kellis
Released: Aug. 9, 2012

"Starts off strong but collapses under the morally suspect musings of a dead man."
Kellis (The Word That You Heard, 2010, etc.) explores a tight-lipped family's private pain and guilt in a novel that plays out among small-town gossip in the Upper Peninsula. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2001

"At its most successful, a book for buffs."
An intelligence expert's look at British spying during WWII. Read full book review >

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CHURCHILL AND SECRET SERVICE by David Stafford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 1998

"A first-rate and, what is more remarkable, an original contribution to Churchilliana, of sure interest to students of Churchill, modern history, or military intelligence. (25 b&w photos)"
Former diplomat Stafford compellingly tells the fateful story of Winston Churchill's lifelong obsession with intelligence and secret warfare, which had both trivial and large-scale consequences for the British from the Boer War through the 1950s. Read full book review >

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TIME IS AN ILLUSION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Equine-tastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes! (And Bonus LOVE)
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Bonus Factors:
 Fake Book, Blended Family, Road Trip
Relationship Status: Infinite Miles

 

Cover Story: Equine-tastic

Good news, everyone: I've finally solved the mystery of the terrible YA ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ABARAT:  ABSOLUTE MIDNIGHT by Clive Barker
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"All in all, fans will revel and newcomers will be baffled. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
The long-awaited third book of Barker's series has finally arrived. Read full book review >