Search Results: "David Kaiser"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"Highly useful to scholars, and certain to excite discussion and even controversy, Kaiser's book is a valuable contribution."
An important addition to the sad—and growing—library devoted to the Vietnam war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"In the end, a book better suited to baseball historians than to casual fans of the game. (31 illustrations, not seen)"
paper 1-55849-147-3 A historian's dispassionate and sometimes arcane approach takes the edge off of one of baseball's most exciting years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"In the seemingly neverending arms race between the lone-assassin and the conspiracy theorists, Kaiser adds a serious piece of scholarship to the arsenal of those who believe Americans have yet to learn the whole truth about the assassination of JFK."
A historian takes us, once more, down the rabbit hole surrounding the events of November 22, 1963. Read full book review >

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NO END SAVE VICTORY by David Kaiser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"An admiring, richly textured portrait of a leader confronting the unthinkable."
In the years leading up to World War II, America was fortunate to have Franklin Roosevelt as president, a prescient leader who anticipated our inevitable entry into the global conflict most Americans wanted to avoid. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 27, 2011

"Readers will enjoy this entertaining chronicle of colorful young scientists whose sweeping curiosity turned up no hard evidence for psychic phenomena but led to new ways of looking into the equally bizarre quantum world."
An enthusiastic account of a coterie of physicists who, during the 1970s, embraced New Age fads and sometimes went on to make dramatic discoveries. Read full book review >

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THE SMILEY BOOK OF COLORS by Ruth  Kaiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"See the pictures without the treacly text and upload photo contributions to support Operation Smile at SpontaneousSmiley.com instead. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A photographic collection of found faces smiles up at readers, while overly upbeat rhymes try to instill a positive attitude. Read full book review >

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THE COST OF COURAGE by Charles Kaiser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"At once heroic and heartbreaking, this story leaves an indelible mark."
A former reporter and award-winning author rescues the almost unbelievable account of one family's experience in Nazi-occupied France. Read full book review >

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SQUEEZE PLAY by R.J. Kaiser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 9, 2002

"Kaiser's prose (Jane Doe, 1999, etc.) can be windy, but he creates a taut plot and engrossing world of rich, flawed characters with adult problems."
Lively, character-driven crime novel that stretches from the Bronx to San Francisco's Chinatown and features an emerald Buddha statue. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 5, 2012

"Kaiser asserts her endearingly honest voice in this slim volume, raising profound questions about family and death, though the epistolary format constrains its narrative potential."
A young widow who lost her mother takes solace in an unusual medium—a series of 16 confessional letters. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF THE DEVIL VINE by Faith  Kaiser
Released: Oct. 20, 2017

"Unencumbered by gratuitous sex or violence, this engrossing Southern yarn delivers embittered characters, long-held histrionics, simmering resentments, and a plot that packs a deceptively potent punch."
An estranged mother and daughter reunite amid a maze of secrets and lies. Read full book review >

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THE GAY METROPOLIS, 1940-1996 by Charles Kaiser
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 1997

"Nevertheless, Kaiser has done gay men (and others) a service with this brightly toned narrative—many will find a sense of themselves and their experiences in it, warmly affirmed. (33 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
This chronicle of gay life in New York City over the last half a century tells a story of progressive cultural, social, and political vindication. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY THROUGH THE SOL by Alisha Kaiser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 2010

"An insightful, often engaging work that will appeal most to readers who already have knowledge of its concepts."
In this debut memoir, the author recounts the origins of her spiritual journey and the challenges she faced while apprenticing with teachers and guides. Read full book review >