Search Results: "Earl Raab"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 1995

"A welcome addition to the growing shelf of books on the American Jewish experience, though its grasp of history is not as firm as its mastery of sociology."
A sociological survey, with historical background, of the American Jewish community's current state. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LATINOS by Earl Shorris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Wide-ranging, groundbreaking, opinionated, and very important."
Personal, impassioned overview of the fastest growing minority in the US. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2003

"An unusual tale of war and remembrance, with particular appeal—but perhaps disturbing undertones—for Vietnam and air-combat buffs."
Solidly detailed amalgam of military history and contemporary archaeology, tracing American attempts to recover fallen soldiers. Read full book review >

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VERTICAL BURN by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"His charismatic protagonist is both believable and admirable, and if he's also a tiny bit predictable, no matter: you'll root for him anyway."
Time was when veteran Seattle firefighter John Finney was unequivocal about his feelings for his job. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"The vitriol wears thin, but sharp writing makes this a worthwhile read for fans who know Cleveland's pain."
An embittered, lifelong Cleveland fan chronicles the painful departure of LeBron James from the Cavaliers, taking stock of his own life in the process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Swift-moving history with much news, even for well-read students of crime and punishment."
A matter-of-fact, unsentimental portrait of the five leading mob gangs, "who prefer the warmer title of ‘families.' " Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2001

"A decidedly jarring echo from the Roaring Twenties, neatly culled from press reports."
The bizarre Jazz Age tale of a dopey aristocrat and the lowly young woman he wed then tried to shed, invoking some highly charged issues of sex, class, race, and forgotten niceties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONDEMNED PROPERTY? by Dusty Earl Trimmer
Released: Nov. 8, 2013

"An unevenly executed memoir about the disastrous results of the Vietnam War and its aftermath."
A Vietnam veteran's debut memoir offers a tribute to his fellow soldiers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A worthy, practical guide for the aspiring memoirist."
An experienced author shares how to use prose to gain a better understanding of oneself in a book that's part self-help tome, part writing manual. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"The reverberations from this cool, balanced, and devastating appraisal will be heard for many years to come. (30 illustrations)"
This first comprehensive analysis of the 3,000 telegrams between Soviet spies in the US and their superiors in Moscow, decoded shortly after WWII, may well, as the authors believe, "change the way we think about twentieth-century American history." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLAMING SKY by Earl Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Murray's done his homework (a very limited bibliography is included), but western fiction aficionados will find this account of Custer's Last Stand naive and shopworn."
A sequel to Thunder in the Dawn (1993, not reviewed) offers yet another version of Custer's Last Stand, as told by a fictional white eyewitness. Read full book review >