Search Results: "Harold G. Moore"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"A worthy and wise successor to one of the best books ever about combat in Vietnam."
To honor fallen comrades, a journalist and a soldier return to Vietnam battlefields more than 30 years later. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An authoritative briefing whose band-of-brothers perspectives make it a genuinely affecting addition to the growing record of America's involvement in Vietnam. (Sixteen pages of photographs— not seen—and seven maps.)"
During mid-November 1965, Moore (then a lieutenant colonel) led 450 officers and men from the US Army's 1st Cavalry Division into the Ia Drang Valley, a trackless waste near Vietnam's border with Cambodia that served as a Communist sanctuary and infiltration route into Vietnam's Central Highlands. Read full book review >

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THE RISK OF INFIDELITY INDEX by Christopher G. Moore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Tough, wisecracking Calvino is nothing special, but the darkly raffish Bangkok milieu is a treat."
A veteran Bangkok shamus, born and bred in New York, makes his American debut. Read full book review >

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PAYING BACK JACK by Christopher G. Moore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Enough tangled plotlines for a miniseries. Moore clearly has no fear that his gloriously corrupt Bangkok will ever run dry."
Bangkok private eye Vincent Calvino's enforced vacation only plunges him deeper into Thailand's stew of violence. Read full book review >

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ASIA HAND by Christopher G. Moore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"Less original and densely packed than Calvino's earlier cases (Paying Back Jack, 2009, etc.), but just as dankly atmospheric."
Once more Vincent Calvino, Bangkok's most newsworthy private eye, forgoes paying clients to avenge a dead acquaintance and incidentally protect himself and his family. Read full book review >

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VERGIL'S AENEID by Harold Bloom
POETRY
Released: Dec. 16, 1996

"The series, so far, goes from the Aeneid to Angelou; each volume is loaded with colorful educational tools and offers a ready source of structured information. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
This is the first entry in the Bloom's Notes series, part of the Contemporary Literary Views Books; Bloom (The Western Canon, 1994, etc.) introduces Vergil, then steps back as various writers and academic experts past and present provide analyses of theme, character, and literary worth, mostly through excerpts from previously published material. Read full book review >

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CAFÉ BERLIN by Harold Nebenzal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"In short: 'after a strong start, it gets only better.'"
First published in 1992, and now in development as a movie by Wolfgang Petersen (The Perfect Storm, etc.), Nebenzal's debut returns to the scene of his screenplay adaptation for the movie Cabaret—prewar Berlin in all its decadent splendor. Read full book review >

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LEAD, SO I CAN FOLLOW by Harold Adams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 29, 1999

"Adams's 1930s American Gothic is as gauntly effective as ever, and Carl's bride makes a charming sidekick, but their nuptial case is no more than a tangle of loose ends."
Just because Carl Wilcox is married doesn't mean he's decided to settle down. Read full book review >

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THE FOURTH OF JULY WAKE by Harold Adams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"Shorn of the understated period background that frames Adams's trademark hero, Depression-era itinerant Carl Wilcox (Lead, So I Can Follow, 1999, etc.), this decorous hothouse gossipfest lumbers as interminably as the house party from hell."
A year and a half after marrying ex-nurse Sorah, three months after leaving his body to the University of Minnesota Hospital and his fortune to Sorah, P.J. Krueger dies of an apparent heart attack. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"An exhaustive feat of research with a focused structure and robust prose."
Hefty study of partisan journalism as vigorously embraced by Abraham Lincoln and the warring New York dailies. Read full book review >