Search Results: "Gordon Corrigan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2014

"Corrigan matches fascinating battle descriptions with accounts of how wars were financed and fought, as well as the Byzantine politics and mostly unpleasant personalities that conducted them."
Bloodshed makes for entertaining history, and military historian Corrigan (The Second World War: A Military History, 2009, etc.) takes full advantage. Read full book review >

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WATERLOO by Gordon Corrigan
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 5, 2014

"A superb addition to an overstuffed genre."
Two centuries have not diminished the avalanche of books on this subject, but even history buffs familiar with the two generals and their epic 1815 encounter will not regret choosing this one. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Engaging reading down to the footnotes."
An opinionated survey by a British military historian takes in all theaters of World War II, especially the war in Asia. Read full book review >

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TOMMY WAS HERE by Simon Corrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 1993

"Corrigan has yet to find his sea legs as a novelist, but he does have one great asset: the ability to keep a story moving."
An English mother searches for her student son, missing in Paris—in a first novel that starts out okay but turns silly and melodramatic. Read full book review >

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SWEETS FROM STRANGERS by Simon Corrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"Neither the characters nor the mystery of Daniel's past is entirely fleshed out, but Corrigan's successful evocation of doom, along with his building of suspense, makes for an eerie and strangely satisfying read."
A skillful second novel from Corrigan (Tommy Was Here, 1993) that pokes at the seedy underside of Continental glamour. Read full book review >

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SPLINTERING by Eireann Corrigan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2004

"Effective and affecting. (Fiction. YA)"
Poems in two voices tell this tale of a family involved in a nightmare. Read full book review >

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SO WE READ ON by Maureen Corrigan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Corrigan's close reading is welcome, though one hopes that readers will first revisit Fitzgerald's pages before dipping into hers."
NPR book critic Corrigan (Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books, 2005) offers an occasionally self-indulgent but mostly spot-on reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald's greatest novel—and, according to some critics, the greatest novel in American literature. Read full book review >

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GLITTER AND GLUE by Kelly Corrigan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2013

"Written in a breezy style with humor and heart, the book reminds us how rewarding it can be to see a parent outside the context of our own needs. It's that illumination that allows Corrigan to turn what starts as a complaint about her mother into a big thank you."
Corrigan's third book (Lift, 2010, etc.) deals with the layered relationship between mother and daughter. Read full book review >

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THE BELIEVING GAME by Eireann Corrigan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Compelling characters, disappointing denouement. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A streetwise Svengali with questionable motives seduces a group of teen addicts. Read full book review >

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ORDINARY GHOSTS by Eireann Corrigan
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"This Ghost is a haunting read, sure to linger. (Fiction. YA)"
Like a modern-day Holden Caulfield, high-school junior Emil Simon searches for meaning in a world of abandonment and falsity. Read full book review >

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THE MIDDLE PLACE by Kelly Corrigan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Warm, funny and a touch bittersweet."
A cancer survivor's memoir with a welcome twist: a laughter-filled celebration of family. Read full book review >

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ACCOMPLICE by Eireann Corrigan
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A dark page-turner with a satisfying resolution. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
In the tradition of YA suspense master Gail Giles, Corrigan creates a tense, bare-bones thriller that both provides a nerve-wracking ride and reveals its central characters' greed, selfishness and capacity for evil. Read full book review >