Search Results: "David M. Campbell"


BOOK REVIEW

VENETIAN HOLIDAY by David M. Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2006

"A comedy/mystery that's only fitfully funny. Still, saucy, spunky Kate, who can't help being something of a sweetie, is hard to resist."
A female Raffles debuts in Venice and finds the water plenty hot. Read full book review >

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THE PIVOT by Kurt M. Campbell
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"Invaluable for Asia policy wonks but not recommended for general readers."
A former top diplomat promotes the much-ballyhooed "Pivot to Asia." 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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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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SILVER AT NIGHT by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 1994

"A fuzzy look at immigrant hardship. (Fiction/Picture book. 5-9)"
Bartoletti (Study Skills Workout, not reviewed) tells of Massimino, who works for the landlord of his Italian village and wants a better life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2009

"Insightful and provocative, but repetitive."
The co-authors of a headline-making 2007 study of college students' growing self-centeredness take a comprehensive look at the rise of narcissism in American culture and the resulting incivility, exhibitionism and celebrity obsession. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"A valuable contribution to the conversation surrounding faith in America."
Impressive study of American religious diversity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2008

"A supremely useful book for portfolio planning, though not the thing to give someone who's inclined to worry about the state of the world."
It's a fraught time, writes hedge-fund guru Smick in this timely book. If the "Chinese juggernaut" doesn't sink us, then class warfare and our spendthrift ways will. Read full book review >

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IN ENEMY HANDS by David M. Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Ludicrously overburdened with titles and honorifics, and with comic-book villains, cardboard backdrop, and invisible plot: an unutterably tedious experience."
Weber's hardcover debut extends an established paperback series (Honor Among Enemies, etc.) about Honor Harrington, a genetically engineered warrior whiz, now a commodore in the service of the good-guy Alliance against the evil-empire People's Republic, or Peeps—the circumstances of which we learn all about during a prolonged and tiresome introduction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"A major achievement in objective historical writing that should be a legacy to generations of students seeking authoritative reference material on the period. (First printing of 50,000; first serial to the Atlantic Monthly; author tour)"
The latest volume of the Oxford History of the United States, an exhaustive survey spanning 16 years of crises, ordeals, fears, and insecurities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 9, 2011

"Mokotoff, despite a tendency to dwell on mundane and superficial details, constructs a devastating memoir that is both an act of closure and a cautionary tale."
A tragic memoir of childhood sexual abuse and one man's struggle to comprehend its lasting repercussions. Read full book review >