Search Results: "David Nagle"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 28, 2011

"Thoughtful, well-intended grandfatherly advice, well worth a bent ear."
In this collection of epistolary essays, Nagle ruminates on a meaningful, enjoyable life, gradually accreting pearls of wisdom. Read full book review >

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GLORIETA by P.G. Nagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Others may find it slow going."
A Confederate Army, assembled in Texas in 1862, invaded the Union Southwest, intending to slice its way through to the Pacific and seize California. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2013

"Sure to garner newfound respect for an essential yet greatly underappreciated workforce."
A deserving profile of the hardworking folks who work a particularly dirty job. Read full book review >

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RED RIVER by P.G. Nagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Historical fiction stretched as tight as good gray Confederate cloth."
Fourth chorus in Nagle's Civil War epic focusing on the Confederacy in the Southwest, following Galveston (2002), Glorieta Pass (1999) and The Guns of Valverde (2000). Read full book review >

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GALVESTON by P.G. Nagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Nagle fictionalizes some naval encounters but keeps a gripping pace without striving for the grand and glorious."
Third historical in Nagle's ongoing saga of Confederates in the Southwest, following Glorietta Pass (1998) and The Guns of Valverde (2000). Read full book review >

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THE GUNS OF VALVERDE by P.G. Nagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Lively, compelling historical fiction."
Nagle's Glorieta Pass (1998) traced the early successes of the Confederate Army that was sent, in 1862, to seize the American Southwest for the Rebel cause. Read full book review >

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FREAKY STUFF by Richard Tulloch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Aside from an earnest, unconvincing screed about violence on TV, this otherwise nonstop romp, which is strewn with faux-crude ink drawings done on torn loose-leaf (plus a set of small flip-page images), is perfectly tuned to its intended middle-grade audience. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In a second round of droll ups and downs, Brian, the young narrator of Weird Stuff (2006), struggles to cope with his little brother Matthew's total identification with a crew of kickboxing zombie fighters on a new TV show. Read full book review >

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WEIRD STUFF by Richard Tulloch
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Tulloch shoehorns in so many subplots, extraneous characters and earnest passages of creative writing advice that the tale seems overstuffed, but aspiring young writers, at least, will appreciate Brian's epiphany. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A lad discovers that the path to greater self-esteem is paved with Words in this angst-ridden, occasionally funny import. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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