Search Results: "David G. Coleman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"A briskly charted tale of the neglected denouement of the defining event of JFK's presidency."
A historian looks at the crisis-related problems remaining on President John F. Kennedy's desk in the immediate wake of the Cold War's most dangerous moment. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2016

"Fascinating to dip into casually and essential to students of the Kennedy administration, the Cold War, and late-20th-century world history."
Three months, 1,700 pages. But what months they were: a season in the midterm administration of John F. Kennedy marked by faltering polls, the aftermath of near nuclear war, and one crisis after another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 5, 2006

"The thick historical detail may amount to overkill for the average reader, but it's a winning hand for the true student of gambling."
Man's unending thirst for the jackpot, from primitive dice games in early antiquity to the current online poker craze. Read full book review >

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The Swamp Witch by David G. Horton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2016

"A tale that derives its chills from a moody atmosphere and an unrelenting, unknown antagonist."
An ex-convict gets caught up in a murder investigation in a town full of stories about a local, bloodthirsty witch in Horton's (Small Towns, Country Roads, & Autumn Leaves, 2010) horror yarn.Read full book review >

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VIETNAM 1945 by David G. Marr
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Meticulous and objective, an indispensable document for understanding the roots of American involvement in Vietnam. (32 b&w photos, not seen)"
A winning combination of scholarly tome and readable history, examining the portentous events culminating in the ``August Revolution'' of 1945, when Ho Chi Minh declared the independent Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Fits nicely alongside Stephen Pyne's The Ice (1986) on the very slim shelf of first-rate Antarctic natural histories."
A glittering, curlicued natural history of Antarctica: Campbell's literary debut and a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award winner. Read full book review >

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ISLANDS IN SPACE AND TIME by David G. Campbell
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 1996

"All in all, a fine testimonial to the Nature Conservancy's ongoing work."
An information-dense, beautifully illustrated tour of ten endangered landscapes. Read full book review >

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BEFORE INDIA by David G. Mahal
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"A broad approach to genealogy that focuses on genetics and migrations rather than individuals and their stories."
In this debut guide to tracing family and cultural history, a genealogy enthusiast looks beyond the limits of the family tree to show what readers can learn about their ancestry through DNA analysis, with a particular focus on the ethnic communities of India. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRASSANKLE by David G. Weaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2013

"A unique journey back to America's Southern colonial roots that will appeal to history buffs."
An engaging, informative exploration of the lesser-known battles of the American Revolution, presented through the interactions among fictional and historical characters. Read full book review >