Search Results: "Gregory Feifer"


BOOK REVIEW

RUSSIANS by Gregory Feifer
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Dark but skillfully painted pictures at an exhibition."
Former NPR Moscow correspondent Feifer (The Great Gamble: The Soviet War in Afghanistan, 2009) returns with an analysis of the Russian character derived from his family history and many years of research and travels. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Feifer's thoughtful, deliberative use of eyewitness testimony gives an intensely close-up sense of what the war was like for those who fought it."
Blow-by-blow account of the Soviet Union's nine-year military occupation of Afghanistan, which gained little, wasted lives and helped bring down a formidable empire. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Of much interest to serious students of espionage and spy-novel aficionados alike."
A spy comes in from the Cold War, with eye-opening tales to tell. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIVORCE by George Feifer
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Slow, tedious, and devoid of fresh insights."
Dreary self-serving portraits of failed marriages and their messy ends. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 1992

"A thoughtful, humane, and readable history that brings the reader very close to this epic battle, the three cultures involved, and what it was like for the men and women who lived—or died- -through it. (Photographs—40 b&w, one color—not seen.)"
From Feifer (Our Motherland, 1974, etc.)—a fully considered, well-told account of perhaps the greatest land-sea-air engagement ever: the 1945 battle of Okinawa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE 39 DEATHS OF ADAM STRAND by Gregory Galloway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"A moody, compelling read that never cuts to the quick. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Suicide from the eyes of a survivor. Read full book review >

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FISH by Gregory Mone
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"His pacifism adds an unusual element for stories of this ilk, too. (Adventure. 11-13)"
Tongue embedded in cheek, Mone proffers a nautical tale well stocked with typecast pirates and starring an Irish farmboy whose aversion to fighting is surpassed only by his abilities in the water. Read full book review >

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LONG SHADOWS IN VICTORY by Gregory Bean
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 1996

"Still, the solid plot, warm, folksy style, and endearingly fallible Harry will engage most readers to the finish."
A second chapter in the turbulent life of Harry Starbranch (No Comfort in Victory, 1995), whose dead-end job as police chief in sleepy Victory, Wyoming, was to be a near-total respite from the rigors of policing in Denver. Read full book review >

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A DEATH IN VICTORY by Gregory Bean
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 13, 1997

"Flawed but gripping."
A third trip into the wilds of Wyoming with Harry Starbranch, the tough-as-old-boots sheriff of tiny Victory (Long Shadows in Victory, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >