Search Results: "Frederick W. Kagan"


BOOK REVIEW

WHILE AMERICA SLEEPS by Donald Kagan
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A convincing case for concern over the real costs of a downsizing military, but without tangible recommendations for action."
A comparative analysis of two superpowers, Great Britain and the US, and their willful declines from the heights of imperial glory. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1965

"A must."
A brilliant collection of twenty-six essays from various academic hands, votive offerings presented to the eminent Boswell scholar, Professor Frederick Pottle. Read full book review >

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THUCYDIDES by Donald Kagan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2009

"A fresh, thorough reassessment of the enduring significance of Thucydides."
Kagan (Classics and History/Yale Univ.; The Peloponnesian War, 2003, etc.) presents a tidy, timeless distillation of Thucydides's thought and work. Read full book review >

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LOSING MR. NORTH by Elaine Kagan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2002

"Certainly better than much that's out there, though not one of the author's best."
Kagan, author of several smart, grown-up novels (No Good-Byes, 2000, etc.), stumbles with this work on adultery, despite the novelty of taking both the wife and girlfriend's point of view. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 1995

"Although Kagan restricts his study too much by examining only a small number of wars drawn solely from the Western experience, he presents a soberly realistic, thoughtful, and well-written look at the human race's oldest scourge."
By examining the causes of specific ancient and modern wars, Kagan tries to determine the underlying reasons for war in general. Read full book review >

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Faith, Supernatural Beliefs and Our Symbolic Brain by Herman Kagan
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 2013

"An excellent introduction to the science behind our beliefs."
A cleareyed look at the psychological and biological foundation of supernatural beliefs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE HEAVEN by Elaine Kagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 1996

"Nonsensical title and strained historical references aside, an undeniable poignancy colors Kagan's attempt to show three generations of women coming to terms with each other at the end of a life. (Literary Guild selection)"
Actress/author Kagan's (The Girls, 1994) exploration of the fateful ties and traditions that bind women together, for better and sometimes for worse. Read full book review >

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THE GIRLS by Elaine Kagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 1994

"In the end, this novel breaks that trust with a surprise ending that runs counter to the evidence we've been given."
Elaine Kagan's years as a television and theater actress lend a dimension of theatrical perceptiveness to her writing. Read full book review >

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THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR by Donald Kagan
Released: May 12, 2003

"Authoritative history demonstrating that, though the weaponry may have multiplied, the reactions of leaders and societies during wartime have altered little. (maps, not seen)"
The tale of an ancient conflict, with ample leadership lessons for contemporary statesmen on fate and miscalculation. Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY'S BABY by Elaine Kagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"In all, and against the odds, a passionate and emotionally charged tale. (Film rights to United Artists/Frank Mancuso; Literary Guild alternate selection; author tour)"
A third novel from film/TV actress Kagan (Blue Heaven, 1996, etc.), who this time out transforms now-prosaic subject matter—an adopted woman in search of her birth parents—into an erotic, albeit tragic, romance of love lost and finally regained. Read full book review >

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Released: April 6, 1989

A far-reaching discussion of human psychology and traditional methods of investigation. Read full book review >