Search Results: "Evan Thomas"


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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

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EVAN BLESSED by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2005

"Bowen builds tension with every page simply by making Evan and Bronwen (Evans to Betsy, 2001, etc.) so likable and resourceful that you pull for them all the way."
Detective Constable Evan Evans has no time for prenuptial jitters. He's just finished hauling his fiancée Bronwen's possessions up to their mountain cottage when a young hiker arrives claiming to have misplaced his girlfriend on the slopes of Snowden. 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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EVAN CAN WAIT by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Though Evan's superiors are as usual unimpressed, his coterie of fans will be pleased—and enlarged."
Back in the North Wales village of Llanfair, where nothing ever changes except for the dropping population count, bachelor constable Evan Evans (Evan and Elle, 2000, etc.) once again meets murder. Read full book review >

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EVAN AND ELLE by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Evans and the denizens of Llanfair continue to charm and amuse, but this time they're the victims, along with the reader, of the mystery's mind-boggling confusion."
Constable Evan Evans of the North Wales Police, a one-man force in tiny Llanfair (Evanly Choirs, 1999, etc.), is intrigued by the latest venture of his schoolteacher girlfriend Bronwen Price. Read full book review >

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BEING NIXON by Evan Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"Even allowing for a little politicking, this is one of the better books on Nixon in the recent crop, worth reading alongside Rick Perlstein's decidedly less sympathetic Nixonland (2008) and Tim Weiner's One Man Against the World (2015)."
A sympathetic—unusually so—portrait of the disgraced president by accomplished biographer and historian Thomas (Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World, 2012, etc.). 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 >

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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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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: May 1, 2003

"Fine slice of American military and revolutionary history—good for commodores in the making, too."
Sturdy, seaworthy life of the Scottish-born hero of the American Revolution, whom John Adams characterized as "the most ambitious and intriguing officer in the American Navy." Read full book review >

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ROBERT KENNEDY by Evan Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2000

"A compelling re-telling of one of the saddest and most intriguing life stories in American politics."
Newsweek assistant managing editor Thomas (The Very Best Men, 1995, etc.) enlivens his engrossing RFK biography with fresh interviews and the use of previously restricted sources. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 31, 1991

"A skillful and lively portrait of a larger-than-life lawyer. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Engagingly, Newsweek Washington bureau-chief Thomas tells the colorful story of the controversial criminal lawyer who defended spies, mobsters, demagogues, and even industrialists from legal punishment, but who left moral judgments to the ``majestic vengeance of God.'' In many ways, Williams's career was unique. Read full book review >