Search Results: "Fat Red Couch"


BOOK REVIEW

PRANCING DANCING LILY by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Keep plugging, follow your muse, find your right fit in the world. Fine sentiments, though they might need a little more nerve than Lily is willing to give. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Arnold's story app of a cow trying to find her calling is minimalist in every way, except some handsome artwork from Manders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2000

"The collection as a whole will delight anyone who loves baseball's past and takes an interest in its future."
Pulitzer Prize-winning Smith (who died in 1982) was a legendary voices in American sports journalism—particularly in baseball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILENT DESCENT by Dick Couch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Lots of pep and some nifty new gadgets, including a stealthy non-nuclear sub."
A cash-strapped Russian general decides to meet his payroll by selling nukes to fractious Third World nations—while American SEALs travel to the Arctic to clamp down on the rather dangerous free market. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUA SPONTE by Dick Couch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"An admiring, inspiring account of how the Army shapes and sharpens the tip of its spear."
A former Navy SEAL takes an inside look at how the Army selects and trains its elite warriors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2007

"Macho prose full of praise for would-be warriors and the men who train them, seemingly designed to enthrall young men, boost recruitment and please the army."
Former Navy SEAL Couch redeploys the you-are-there approach of The Warrior Elite (2001) to depict the grueling training undergone by Army Special Forces Class 8-04. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRAVELING THE POWER LINE by Julianne Couch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"Fair, thoughtful and balanced."
A Wyoming-based journalist and essayist chronicles her visits to nine electrical power stations across the country, examining the pros and cons of the fuel sources used at each site. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"An energetic read for sailors, SEALs, and the greater population of armchair SEALs."
A you-are-there-style narrative of the most extreme military training in existence, the Navy's six-month Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) program. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRESSURE POINT by Dick Couch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 1992

"For maximum effect, read while commuting."
Palestinian terrorists hijack a Puget Sound ferry and use it to swipe a nuclear submarine—in an unusually imaginative first hardcover from a Navy SEAL veteran and former CIA employee. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET SUBWAY by Shana Corey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Absolutely wonderful in every way. (author's note, bibliography, Web resources) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A long-forgotten chapter in New York City history is brilliantly illuminated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY UNFORGETTABLE SEASON--1970 by Red Holzman
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"A poorly prepared, seemingly off-the-cuff account. (Photos—not seen.)"
The ex-coach of the New York Knicks looks back in meandering fashion at his team's first championship, which capped one of the most exciting seasons in basketball history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY MIND by Phoebe Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2011

"Far short of zen-sational. (iPad therapeutic app. 6-8)"
A low-rent road to quick inner serenity with drifty Japanese-style flute music to speed the way. Read full book review >