Search Results: "Donald A. Ritchie"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

"Academic in tone, though full of good dish about the likes of Lippman and the Alsops. Of much interest to students of national politics and the media."
A thoughtful if sometimes ponderous history of the capital's newshounds from the New Deal to the present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DONALD TRUMP by Jill Sherman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A prefab profile that will be outdated long before it becomes available. (source notes, timeline, further reading, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
A quick scan of the recently elected chief executive's family, background, and campaign. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2002

"Intelligent, thoughtful, and deliciously gossipy: a must for anyone interested in book publishing."
Charming WWII-era letters exchanged by the founders of Random House. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Voters ready to pull the trigger one way or another probably won't be swayed by these revelations, but they are highly damning indeed."
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes aim at his longtime bête noire, "a modern P.T. Barnum selling tickets to a modern variation of the Feejee Mermaid." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 1996

"A gentle and affecting addition to the Dead Man Walking canon. (illustrations, not seen)"
In this folksy narrative, Cabana, a prison official for 25 years, recounts his experiences and his change of heart about the death penalty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"His book could be one of them."
Cognitive psychologist Norman searches for humane technology and just plain user-friendliness in the paraphernalia and artifacts employed in everyday life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"An engaging work by a benign technocrat who has designs on our minds."
It's coping with the technology of quotidian life that wears us down, of course. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STONEWALL JACKSON by Donald A. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A handy introduction to the military genius whose philosophy of war was 'draw your swords and throw away the scabbard!'"
Brisk entry in Palgrave's Great Generals series spotlights the battle prowess of Dixie's warrior-saint. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2005

"Of most interest to military history buffs and students of the air war in the Pacific."
A well-paced, action-packed narrative of a minor episode in WWII that had major results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON SCOPE by Jack  Coughlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 2014

"The outcome is never in doubt, but Coughlin and Davis keep things moving with suspenseful sniper scenes and a little graphic violence, including a truly grisly death by flaying."
U.S. Marine sniper Kyle Swanson saves the world from terrorism once again in the seventh fast-moving installment of Coughlin's (Time to Kill, 2013, etc.) Sniper series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUNNING THE MAZE by Jack  Coughlin
Released: March 13, 2012

"Add a corrupt astronaut, sniper rifles with a two-mile range and a former British SAS fighter who is now a rich industrialist willing to support Trident clandestine ops with weapons and transportation, and Coughlin and Davis (An Act of Treason, 2011, etc.) hit the action-adventure 10-ring again."
Mohammad al-Attas is a genius construction engineer in service of jihad. He is also a Djinn, a blood-thirsty demon. Not to worry. Special-ops sniper USMC Gunnery Sergeant Kyle Swanson has al-Attas in his sights. Read full book review >