Search Results: "Evan Cornog"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2004

"Interesting and enjoyable reading for the election year, with a bonus story among many other presidential narratives: the origins of the Baby Ruth candy bar."
George Washington threw a dollar coin across the Delaware, George Dubya, the onetime "Texas Prince Hal yearning to become Henry V," throws missiles at Iraq. Who can tell how the spin will play? Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A useful, even timely collection, even though some of the pieces are 10 years old."
A collection of smart essays and lectures by accomplished professionals in the magazine world. Read full book review >

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THE RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR by Evan Mawdsley
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A well-rendered account of a history too little known in the West."
Hands up: Who knew that American forces once invaded Russia? Read full book review >

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DECEMBER 1941 by Evan Mawdsley
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A rigorous, sharp survey of this decisive moment in the war."
Suspenseful chronicle of the 12 days in December 1941 that would define the perimeters of the global conflagration. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A vivid, arresting work of journalistic history. (First serial to Civilization)"
Thomas (The Man to See, 1991, etc.), assistant managing editor at Newsweek, depicts a quartet of well-born spies and their role in the CIA's early days. Read full book review >

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SELF. DESTRUCTED. by Evan Jacobs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A readable and timely tale that covers a lot of ground. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In a sparse and simply written cautionary tale, Michael Ellis brings a gun to school to scare a girl who has rejected him. Read full book review >

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SCREAMING QUIETLY by Evan Jacobs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2013

"It's a timely topic with a pat resolution, framed for reluctant readers in choppy prose and short chapters, but it's not likely to break out of its hi-lo niche. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In this unvarnished read, a high schooler tries to distance himself from his profoundly autistic younger brother until he hooks up with a good woman who snaps him out of it. Read full book review >

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MISSING MARLENE by Evan Marshall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1999

"Marshall's refreshing debut has all the trappings of a cozy, right down to the detecting cat, but gets a PG-13 for sexual situations, language, pornography, and bimbos."
A deep chasm seems to run through little Shady Hills, New Jersey. Read full book review >

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HANGING HANNAH by Evan Marshall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2000

"Miss Marple lite."
``The Miss Marple of Shady Hill, New Jersey,'' a popular magazine dubbed her when she solved the case of the murdered nanny (Missing Marlene, 1999). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2009

"Vivid confirmation of the arrival of a major chronicler of those who live on or beyond the margins of the American mainstream."
A dozen unforgettable reports from the underbelly of American life, from Vanity Fair contributing editor Wright (Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America and the New Face of American War, 2004). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"An astute, thoroughly engaging portrayal."
The beatification of President Dwight Eisenhower continues in this keen character study. Read full book review >