Search Results: "Gordon Thomas"


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ENSLAVED by Gordon Thomas
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 1991

"Luridly gripping sexploitation, second-rate journalism."
Confusing hodgepodge that purports to expose a modern-day global slave trade. Read full book review >

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SHADOW WARRIORS OF WORLD WAR II by Gordon Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"A welcome addition to WWII literature."
A group biography of the fearless young women who became secret agents during World War II. Read full book review >

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Released: April 15, 1989

Free-lance writer Thomas (author and coauthor of 27 titles on sensational subjects from Jesus to white slavery) gives a recklessly melodramatic rendering of an important subject: the horrific, CIA-sponsored mind-control conducted by Dr. Ewen Cameron of McGill University. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A valiant but not fully successful attempt to rehabilitate the reputation of 'Hitler's pope.'"
A defense of the pope who got a bad rap for his public silence on Jewish persecution in Rome during World War II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 1999

"In short, this fun read, while containing much juicy ready-for-film-adaptation material, should be approached with a skeptical eye by readers interested in serious history."
Forget (largely) about the "history" part; this is an anecdote-rich, if sometimes factually questionable, series of tales about the extraordinary derring-do of Israel's vaunted elite foreign intelligence service. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"The avalanche of minutiae only underscores the tenuousness of the assertions, and the tale drifts along on Maxwell's paranoia, bullying, and general unpleasantness, so undesirable a character that readers won't care how he met his end, just as long as he did. (8-page photo insert)"
A shaky case that British media tycoon Robert Maxwell, a giant in his own eyes if not his bankers', might have been given some help in dying when he tumbled from his yacht off the Canaries in 1991. Read full book review >

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DEADLY PERFUME by Gordon Thomas
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Moderately exciting, never subtle superinternational-global thriller."
Seriously unhappy with the New World Order, a top-rank international terrorist gets his hands on some Chinese anthrax and blackmails the Western world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Unconvincing infotainment. (Sixteen pages of photographsnot seen.)"
More B-movie journalism from the prolific Thomas (Journey into Madness, Desire and Denial, etc.), who turns a potentially important story on the Chinese democracy movement into serial melodrama. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2009

"A well-written page-turner that demystifies the notoriously foggy 'wilderness of mirrors.'"
Authoritative history of Britain's spy services by a veteran who has been writing about "the Great Game" for 50 years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"A fine depiction of the multifaceted context of this cause célèbre."
The exciting story of the Exodus ship that in 1947 ferried 4,500 Jewish war refugees to the Zionist homeland. Read full book review >

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MERYL GORDON
by Megan Labrise

Meryl Gordon fashioned a career as a New York Times-bestselling biographer of heiresses and socialites. But you’d be mistaken to think gowns, glamour, glitz, and gadabouts are her crucial concern.

“My favorite subject, in all the work I do, is resilience,” says Gordon, author of Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach(2008) and ...


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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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