Search Results: "Evan Thomas"


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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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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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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DR. BIRD'S ADVICE FOR SAD POETS by Evan Roskos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"Captivating introspection from a winning character. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Self-deprecating humor abounds in this debut novel that pulls no punches about the experience of depression and anxiety for its teen protagonist. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD KID DETECTIVE AGENCY by Evan Munday
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Authorial tics aside, an engaging tale with a resilient heroine, a dead but lively supporting cast and enough wit to grease the wheels. (Detective fantasy. 12-15)"
A goth teen meets ghosts, uncovers a murder and even gets a little (very little) work done on her horror novel in this mannered but entertaining prose debut. Read full book review >