Search Results: "Gregory A. Waller"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"That said, it is a useful work that earns a place on the shelf next to Scribner's superb History of the American Cinema series and the pioneering work of film historian Douglas Gomery. (34 b&w photos, not seen)"
Waller (who teaches film and popular culture at the University of Kentucky) uses the movies and their commercial reception in Lexington, Ky., as a lens through which to examine the evolution of the entertainment business in small-city America, and to see how racial divisions affected that development. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2002

"A compassionate account of a dramatic incident in modern naval history, told with cinematic immediacy and narrative skill."
A riveting true tale of heroism and tragedy at sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A good true-crime story, with far-reaching implications. (12 b&w photos, not seen)"
Freeman's first book has a subtitle calculated to bring readers up short. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2011

"A riveting narrative bolstered by frequent, helpful citations."
Re-creation of "the first war-crimes trial after World War II," which exposed the deep grief and anger at the Allied bombing of Germany. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"A sharp re-creation of a bloody episode that became 'a turning point for race relations in the Navy.'"
The remarkable story of the closest thing ever to a mutiny aboard a U.S. Navy vessel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 29, 2002

"An earnest, well-intentioned project likely to interest readers intrigued by the end times, despite its limited fatidic power"
Booker's debut collection attempts to share the epiphany he reached when returning to Christianity after a 21-year lapse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAMBURLAINE by Gregory A. Kompes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2017

"A colorful, surprising novel about an over-the-hill artist grappling with times gone by."
In Kompes' (The Middle Man, 2016, etc.) mystery, an aging drag performer tries to save his business—and his life.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"An incredible story of courage, endurance and luck."
An intense account of the last days and moments aboard the sailing ship Bounty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 2011

"An engaging, dynamic story that grapples intelligently with themes of race, class and morality."
In Fournier's thoughtful debut novel, a young man comes of age in the tense atmosphere of a city teetering on the edge of chaos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A wholly satisfying biography of the man whose vision continues to guide American intelligence operations—both the daring and unconventional thinking and the delusions."
An exhaustive but never dull account of the founder of America's original intelligence agency, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"Fundamentally, however, time spent here is an enjoyable investment. (16 pp. b&w photos)"
Topping a standout decade for business, the mammoth DaimlerChrysler merger of 1998 was hard to miss, but this scoop goes into the vitals of the deal and cuts across headlines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"An informal, often entertaining excursion in the history of science."
An iconoclastic, decidedly revisionist look at the hit-or-miss business of science. Read full book review >