Search Results: "George C. Daughan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"Not just a rigorous, steady-going chronological history, but also a cogent analysis of the genesis of a defense strategy."
Ambitious, painstakingly detailed account of how the fledgling American fleet grew into a permanent navy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"The escapades of Porter illustrate how the men who made the U.S. Navy great succeeded against great odds and across vast oceans. Daughan is obviously well-versed in and passionate about his subject, but landlubbers will find the technical terms off-putting."
A technical term-packed mini-history of the War of 1812 and biography of Capt. David Porter (1780 -1843). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2016

"A stimulating look at the American Revolution by a diligent historian and talented writer."
A fresh view of Britain's attempt to quash an independence movement that didn't have to occur. Read full book review >

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1812 by George C. Daughan
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A smart salute to a defining moment in the history of the U.S. Navy."
A naval expert's readable take on the U.S. Navy's surprising performance in the war that finally reconciled the British to America's independence. Read full book review >

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DARK CHANT IN A CRIMSON KEY by George C. Chesbro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1992

"Strictly for tough guys—with bimbo brains."
Typical Mongo macho melodrama (torture by strategically applied feather/psychotropic drugs/martial arts mayhem): here, the celebrated dwarf detective is sent to Geneva by Emmet P. Neuberger to oversee Interpol and local agencies as they seek out ace con- man/criminal Chant Sinclair, who's pilfered ten million dollars from Neuberger's Cornucopia Foundation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 1997

"In sum, some old, some new variations on the question of design (or the lack of it) in nature, by an old hand, who, if he hasn't quite the style of Stephen Jay Gould, is nonetheless well worth reading."
Williams (Ecology and Evolution/SUNY, Stony Brook) explores how organisms have evolved in nature to ``solve the problems of life.'' Williams accepts the so-called ``adaptationist program'' of ``plan and purpose'' in biology: that is, the idea that each attribute of an organism relates in some way to its efforts to survive and pass on its genes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"An engrossing, close-up fix on the US Navy's TPS and its place in our national defense."
Washington Post correspondent Wilson (Mud Soldiers, 1989) offers a vivid, wide-ranging account of how and why America's Navy trains its test pilots. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 18, 1995

"Mongo's twelfth adventure (An Incident at Bloodtide, 1993, etc.) is as outrageous, inventive, and incredible a slice of retro-intrigue as all the others."
There've been 17 ice-pick victims already in the week before Thanksgivingthe death toll will rise past 50, mostly by less prosaic means, before the climax at the Rockefeller Center skating rinkwhen Margaret Dutton, a.k.a. Read full book review >

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SECOND HORSEMAN OUT OF EDEN by George C. Chesbro
Released: May 15, 1989

The seventh escapade for the Frederickson brothers, Mongo and Garth—who now read a needy child's letter to Santa, discover that she's being sexually abused by Reverend Billy, and set out to rescue her. Read full book review >

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DREAM OF A FALLING EAGLE by George C. Chesbro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Less James Bond than Doc Savage, with a dozen weightless homicides filling the time while you're waiting for the cuckoo payoff."
When Mongo Frederickson casually remarks in the opening paragraph that ``we never went anywhere these days without our guns,'' you know you're in for nonstop action without a lot of big words or complicated ideas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Persuasive, straightforward, and worthy of attention in the ongoing national debate."
Crisp, clear analysis of health care—from the perspective of a businessman who applies a systems approach and focuses on the financial incentives that drive the system. Read full book review >