Search Results: "Frank Brady"


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Released: April 20, 1989

A Wellesian's delight, the monumental life (630+ pages) that Welles deserves, written with polish, brilliance, deep warmth, and love. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Informed, thorough, sympathetic and surpassingly sad."
The teenage prodigy, the eccentric champion, the irascible anti-Semite, the genius, the pathetic paranoid—these and other Bobby Fischers strut and fret their hour upon celebrity's stage. Read full book review >

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WHY MARINES FIGHT by James Brady
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"These inspirational tales cover as many Marine experiences as Brady can pack in."
Official blather, cruel truths and occasional eloquence by Marine veterans of all wars, as told to Brady (The Scariest Place in the World: A Marine Returns to North Korea, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2012

"An entertaining story of individual heroism, which Brady surrounds by an equally entertaining account of the North African invasion, the largest amphibious operation in history at the time."
The first American offensive against Hitler, the November 1942 invasion of North Africa, began with a commando raid to capture an airfield outside Casablanca. Although not "epic," it was a dramatic adventure rescued from obscurity by this lively history. Read full book review >

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GOD ON A HARLEY by Joan Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Christine's newfound confidence notwithstanding, just another Cinderella story."
A slight and airy, albeit well-meaning, volume in the Bridges of Madison County mode: spirituality in the form of palatable, sugarcoated smarm. Read full book review >

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WARNING OF WAR by James Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2002

"Shapely, an absolute natural for film."
Brady returns to his beloved Corps (the memoir The Coldest War, 1990) to write his second Marine Corps novel (The Marines of Autumn, 2000). Read full book review >

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THE MIRACLE LIFE OF EDGAR MINT by Brady Udall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"A remarkably assured debut novel that brings to life a unique world, tells its story with skill, and remains enthralling throughout. A bit of a miracle in its own right."
A picaresque, coming-of-ager by Udall (stories: Letting Loose the Hounds, 1997) invokes nearly every archetype of the genre while still managing to be fresh and vigorous, and unveiling a rarely seen slice of American life in the process. Read full book review >

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ALL SOULS by John Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 1993

"If you can bear the emotional upheaval of the dark Irish soul put under this strong a microscope: a knockout."
Painful glimpses of past tragedies emerge when Dublin's Inspector Minogue (Kaddish in Dublin, etc.) returns to County Clare on holiday and is sandbagged into investigating the murder of Jane Clark, a crime from a dozen years back that led to the incarceration of Jamesy Burke. Read full book review >

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GIN LANE by James Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 1998

"But Brady fans litter the landscape, and may disagree."
Tedium in excelsis as Advertising Age and Parade columnist Brady extends his line of novels about wealthy Long Islanders begun with Further Lane (1997). Read full book review >

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VENOM by Joan Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Brady's protagonist has a sympathetic, distinctive quality, but the other characters and her plotting have a been-there-read-that feel."
Someone badly wants a bee farm—and not to make honey or beeswax. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY POLYGAMIST by Brady Udall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2010

"Fans of the HBO series Big Love will be pleased to see an alternate take on the multi-household problem, and lovers of good writing will find this a pleasure, period."
Unhappy families are different, quoth Leo Tolstoy—even when they're headed by the same patriarch, the situation from which Udall's (The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, 2001, etc.) latest unfolds. Read full book review >

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ALGER HISS by Joan Brady
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"If you're inclined to disbelieve the official record, Brady's book, less than definitive but more than circumstantial, will confirm your view."
Britain-based American novelist Brady (The Blue Death, 2012, etc.) offers an unusual perspective on Alger Hiss (1904-1996), the aristocrat reduced to traveling salesman. Read full book review >