Search Results: "Ed Ruggero"


BOOK REVIEW

THE COMMON DEFENSE by Ed Ruggero
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 1992

"Mark Isen is a soldier's soldier and the story is a soldier's story—well told, but with no frills or comforts for the casual civilian."
Captain Mark Isen, who slugged it out heroically with present- day Koreans in Ruggero's 38 North Yankee (1990), now travels to Mexico to advise that country's unenthusiastic troops in the drug war. Read full book review >

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FIREFALL by Ed Ruggero
Released: May 1, 1994

"A rapidly unfolding tale of combat for the living-room soldier."
Major Mark Isen, last seen in The Common Defense (1992), is reassigned to the 3rd Battalion of the United States Army's 75th Infantry Regiment (the Rangers) for a routine training exercise that becomes the real thing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Three bloody days of courage and confusion, both elements faithfully reflected with frustratingly minimal overview, from Ruggero (Duty First, 2001, etc.)."
A former infantryman compiles, from interviews with survivors, the story of the first major US airborne action of WWII. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The most honest and enlightening book about West Point published in many years. (16 photos)"
An intimate glimpse at how the US Military Academy transforms some of America's most promising youths into thoughtful and adaptive army officers as it moves into the 21st century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ACADEMY by Ed Ruggero
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"A labor-of-love yarn in which the USMA (the author's alma mater) and its largely admirable traditions figure prominently in a neatly plotted conspiracy notable for a larger-than-life female villain."
Ex-infantryman Ruggero momentarily abandons Major Mark Isen, protagonist of his estimable Army series (Breaking Ranks, 1995, etc.), for an absorbing tale of sociopolitical intrigue set at the US Military Academy. Read full book review >

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BREAKING RANKS by Ed Ruggero
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"An absorbingly different sort of soldier's story, one that turns on character as well as action and hints that lonesome Major Isen may have found a worthy new mate."
Another in Ruggero's estimable series (Firefall, 1994, etc.), this time with hero Major Mark Isen, a veteran of combat in three foreign campaigns, finding himself in dubious battle at a Stateside post. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

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BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME FOR MONSTERS by Ed Vere
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"Share this cartoonish, mock-horror tale with the not-so-sleepy at bedtime or rely upon it as a superb storytime choice where all can have fun participating in the hilarious sound effects. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Do YOU ever WONDER if somewhere, not too far away, there might be… / MONSTERS?" Whether readers do or not, it is hard to resist being swept up in the silly suspense of possibly becoming the target for this monster's hungry attention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GETAWAY by Ed Vere
by Ed Vere, illustrated by Ed Vere
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Better guard your gorgonzola. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inviting readers to be his lookouts, and whistle ("You know how to whistle, don't you? Read full book review >

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MY MEI MEI by Ed Young
Kirkus Star
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"By the close, of course, exhibiting the collusive, boundary-pushing exuberance of young siblings, the girls sweetly ask, 'Can we have another Mei Mei?' (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Young's own daughters, successively adopted as babies in China, inspire this tender celebration of love flowering between sisters. Read full book review >

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FRANCIS THE SCAREDY CAT by Ed Boxall
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A perfect tale to assuage worries about things that go bump in the night. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The bolstering power of love gives a timid young cat the courage to confront his own personal bugbears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WING ON A FLEA by Ed Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The idea's not as innovative as it once was, but young children will still pore over this bright, busy consciousness-raiser, then look up to see their world with new eyes. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-6)"
Using intensified colors against solid black backgrounds, Emberley has really pumped up the visuals in this reissue of his 1961 debut. Read full book review >