Search Results: "Evan Osnos"


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AGE OF AMBITION by Evan Osnos
NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2014

"Pleasant, peripatetic musings revealing a great deal about the Chinese character."
New Yorker staff writer and former China correspondent Osnos offers nimble, clever observations of a country squeezed between aspiration and authoritarianism. 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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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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THE STORYTELLER by Evan Turk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"Original storytelling with the feel of the best folklore, enhanced by illustrations done in a style not seen anyplace else. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 6-11)"
The art of storytelling is celebrated as a life-giving force in this enthralling picture book set in Morocco. Read full book review >

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LOYALIST TO A FAULT by Evan Munday
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Enjoyably campy horror set in a small town with, plainly, dark secrets aplenty yet to discover. (Mystery/fantasy. 12-15)"
Someone is systematically looting the town of Sticksville of its historical records in this third caper featuring punk teen detective October Schwartz and her five dead partners. Read full book review >

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CITY IN SHADOW by Evan Marshall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Another love letter to the city Marshall (Dark Alley, 2010, etc.) knows so well, this one marked by several interesting twists and Anna's annoying lack of common sense."
A sanitation supervisor becomes involved in yet another deadly mystery. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"A competent inquiry into a naval battle that, Thomas ably shows, deserves more study."
The paths of four different seaborne warriors—two Japanese, two Americans—collide at the now-overlooked Battle of Leyte Gulf, the "gory apex," mother of all sea battles. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 2010

"A lively, well-rounded look at politics and personalities in late-19th-century America."
A dynamic examination of America's rush into the Spanish-American War. Read full book review >

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ICING IVY by Evan Marshall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Marshall's reasonable plot gets deep-sixed by Jane's abrupt, unmotivated changes of heart."
Literary agent Jane Stuart (Stabbing Stephanie, 2001, etc.) isn't all that happy to hear from Ivy Benson. Read full book review >

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Released: March 6, 2007

"For those with a terrible thirst for foamy Hibernian whimsy."
A jolly journalist takes a junket from Down Under to the Emerald Isle in order to acquire a taste for the beverage he describes as "liquid coal." Read full book review >