Search Results: "Douglas Perry"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2010

"A lively history, though better at describing media sensationalism than the women who were caught up in its whirlwind."
A chronicle of the wild spring and summer of 1924, when Chicago was afflicted with a seeming epidemic of female murderers. Read full book review >

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Mammoth by Douglas Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Bursting with vigor and electrified characters and with an ending the author stamps with a knowing wink."
A small group deals with the fallout of a California ski-resort town whose residents have mysteriously vanished in Perry's (Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero, 2015, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >

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ELIOT NESS by Douglas Perry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2014

"Despite minor flaws, there is much to learn and enjoy for crime-solving fans and American history buffs."
A thorough recounting of the career of Eliot Ness (1903-1957), from humble beginning to humble ending, with spectacular fame in between. Read full book review >

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Released: March 3, 2005

"Skip this one, unless you want to read Irene Cara's musings on inner peace or Susan McDougal's version of Whitewater."
What happens after your 15 minutes of fame? Read full book review >

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THE DESCENT OF MAN by Grayson  Perry
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 30, 2017

"A gender-studies primer that translates academic jargon into conversational argument."
It's a man's world, and we're all the worse for it, according to this concise survey of gender issues and challenges. Read full book review >

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UPPER KING STREET by Valerie Perry
Released: June 10, 2011

"A character-driven tale that will appeal to readers interested in the fine arts and the subtleties of social relations."
An art gallery owner and a preservation contractor navigate personal entanglements and their attraction to each other in a novel of modern sensibilities. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A book that does much to explain quirks of foreign policy, providing a military context for them—and one that makes one wonder who's really in charge."
Why have we been in Afghanistan twice as long as the Soviets? Why did Saddam Hussein reign for a dozen more years after defeat in the Persian Gulf War? This study of the clash of military and civilian cultures goes a long way toward answering such questions. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Just when historical sideroads and blow-by-blow battle depictions threaten to swamp readers, Perry veers back to Oates and Chamberlain, the twin Everymen of his satisfying, wide-lens perspective on history. (16 b&w photos not seen) (History Book Club main selection; author tour)"
Focusing on two Civil War heroes who commanded opposing regiments at Gettysburg, this dual biography forges an expansive, dramatic, highly readable history of the generation that came of age during that fateful conflict. Read full book review >

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DEFEND AND BETRAY by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Overall: another winner in this fine series."
Victorian London society is shocked by the bizarre killing of General Thaddeus Carlyon during a dinner party at the elegant home of Maxim and Louisa Furnival. Read full book review >

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DANCE FOR THE DEAD by Thomas Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Truly a treasure for Random—as long as they never let the peerlessly devious author get behind them. (First printing of 75,000)"
An explosive second outing for Jane Whitefield, the Senecan specialist in helping people disappear (Vanishing Act, 1995). Read full book review >

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SEVEN DIALS by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Indefatigable Perry forgets a cardinal rule: Even if the fate of nations depends on their characters, novelists first need to make readers care about them as people."
The case seems open and shut. Read full book review >

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WAS IT A RAT I SAW? by Sue Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 1992

"Goodness knows why."
First novel in which the identity of a brutal academic murderer lies locked in the surgically separated cerebral hemispheres of a rock musician. Read full book review >