Search Results: "Con Coughlin"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2009

"A valuable study of three decades of a defiant radical Islamic regime."
Daily Telegraph executive foreign editor Coughlin (American Ally: Tony Blair and the War on Terror, 2006, etc.) reports on the causes and effects of the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN ALLY by Con Coughlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Both Clinton and Cheney may be surprised to learn how much Blair privately disagreed with some of their actions, but Coughlin's point remains: Blair and his nation are America's strongest allies today. A worthy—and newsworthy—book."
Tony Blair's no mere Festus to George Bush's Marshall Dillon. No, writes London-based journalist and Iraq-watcher Coughlin, he stands tall all on his own. Read full book review >

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CHURCHILL'S FIRST WAR by Con Coughlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"An absorbing youthful biography and a messy history lesson that holds eerie pertinence today."
Daily Telegraph executive foreign editor Coughlin (Khomeini's Ghost: The Iranian Revolution and the Rise of Militant Islam, 2009, etc.) infuses many of the celebrated traits of Winston Churchill (1874-1965) with a charming naïveté as he set out as a young man to reclaim his family's good name. Read full book review >

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ANTIQUES CON by Barbara Allan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 29, 2014

"The exploits of the ditzy heroines (Antiques Disposal, 2012, etc.) remain endlessly amusing despite the rickety mysteries they often wade through."
A fashion-obsessed team of sleuthing antiques dealers takes on the Big Apple. Read full book review >

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THE CON by Alistair Boyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1996

"Shaggy folderol with enough twists, forgeries, double- crosses, and switcheroos to make your head rotate."
Gil Yates, unlicensed veteran of exactly one investigation (The Missing Link, 1995, not reviewed) with a winningly malapropic way with clichÇs, is hired by Los Angeles director Franklin d'Lacy to recover a $16 million Monet purchased from London dealer Jacques Moran but exchanged in transit for an amateurish forgery. Read full book review >

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CON ED by Matthew Klein
Released: March 13, 2007

"A propulsive, noirish tale, as well as a smart allegory on the false promise of the Internet bubble."
Taking full advantage of the irrational exuberance of the dot-com boom, a veteran con man puts together one last big-money scam. Read full book review >

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CON-fidence by Todd Strasser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2002

"While readers may identify with the premise of wishing to be popular even at a high price, the awkward narrative voice and the holes in the plot keep this from being wholly persuasive. (Fiction 10-13)"
In tackling the well-worn theme of a girl who aspires to enter the in-crowd, Strasser (Give a Boy a Gun, 2000, etc.) complicates the usual plot by introducing a female, middle-school version of a con man. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"As the world that shaped this paragon fades, the legacy remains, thanks to modern technology and this sympathetic record. (Valuable discography and 26 halftones)"
A relaxed and engaging portrait of the incomparable chamber- music ensemble (1917-67) and its four most important principals, gracefully interwoven into a history of string-quartet playing in America. Read full book review >

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CREEP CON by Kim Firmston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Uneven though worthy in message. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A cautionary tale about male sexual entitlement. Read full book review >

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CON ACADEMY by Joe Schreiber
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Quick and entertaining, this comic romp fulfills its promising setup. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A boy from a con-artist family cheats his way into an exclusive private school only to find a rival grifter at work there. Read full book review >