Search Results: "Damien Lewis"


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LEWIS by A. Barsell Carlyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 2009

"An enjoyable beach read for men, but suspense lags until the final pages."
A debut novel of men's fiction/suspense. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2014

"Books on dogs who served in war make up a minor genre. This account will appeal to dog lovers and history buffs who can tolerate the florid novelization and fictionalized dialogue."
An enthusiastic dual biography of a man and his wartime animal companion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2014

"While the book will appeal mostly to military history and combat tale buffs, the story is suspenseful and well-written enough for a wider audience to enjoy."
Journalist Lewis (co-author: Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog, 2011, etc.) highlights the soldier's point of view in a tale from the front lines in Iraq. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"A unique testimonial from today's professional, highly specialized military, with a clear extra appeal to animal lovers."
Straightforward telling of an unusual wartime narrative: the reintroduction of the Marines' Military Working Dog (MWD) teams to frontline combat for the first time since Vietnam. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2011

"A moving message from a courageous humanitarian, and more timely than ever."
"For the cost of one [American] bombing run," the author writes in this hard-hitting debut memoir, "I doubtless could have fed and clothed and cared for those 100,000 displaced Afghan refugees. For the cost of another…I likely could have educated their children." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Both heartrending and chilling."
Eyewitness account of the systematic genocide inflicted on the black African tribes of Darfur province by Sudan's Arab government. Read full book review >

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C.S. LEWIS by Michael White
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A readable, balanced portrait of a great humanist."
Prolific English biographer White (Leonardo, 2000, etc.) delineates in lively fashion the less than saintly life of the Christian apologist, children's author, Luddite, and fuddy-duddy Oxford don. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 8, 1997

"A charming if terse summary of the journey; readers wanting a detailed history should look elsewhere. (First printing of 100,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
Duncan's second book on the Lewis and Clark expedition (Out West, 1987) is the companion volume to the newest documentary by Burns, scheduled to air on public television stations in early November. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 12, 1995

"Cohen sees Dodgson finally as a talented, upright, melancholy figure, but does not fully integrate Carroll into this protean man. (135 illustrations, not seen)"
Cohen, the editor of Carroll's herculean correspondence, succeeds with the man's Victorian character—both the academic and the eccentric elements—but misses the point of Carroll's pointless nonsense. Read full book review >

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SLAVE by Mende Nazer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Revelatory in the truest sense of the word: told with a child-pure candor that comes like a bucket of cold water in the lap."
The shockingly grim story of how the author became a slave at the end of the 20th century—mercifully, it has an ending to lift the spirit. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Biography. 12+)"
Latimer, a self-taught draftsman, drew up Bell's patent application for the telephone (delivered to the Patent Office only hours before a rival claim) and went on to frame many of Edison's patents, help him improve the light bulb, and supervise the installation of electrical systems in several cities. Read full book review >