Search Results: "Howard Andrew Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Shortcomings and all, a thumbs-up for series fans."
Sequel to Jones' sword-and-sorcery debut, The Desert of Souls (2011), set in the civilized, tolerant Middle East of the 8th-century caliphate. Read full book review >

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THE DESERT OF SOULS by Howard Andrew Jones
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Sufficiently involving to keep readers coming back for more."
Middle Eastern sword-and-sorcery debut and first of a series. Read full book review >

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MY LAI by Howard Jones
NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 2017

"Jones succeeds on all counts in a book that, due to its subject matter, is not pleasant to read but is powerful and important."
A scrupulous history of one of the darkest moments in American military history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2003

"Solid history marked by memorable moments (including a glimpse of David Halberstam looting Saigon's presidential palace) and the highly effective use of hitherto classified documents."
Was JFK a hawk or a dove? Was the tragedy of Vietnam inevitable? Jones (History/Univ. of Alabama) provides a cord or two of fresh wood to fuel the ongoing debate. Read full book review >

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THE BAY OF PIGS by Howard Jones
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"May become the preferred single-source reference to an episode whose foreign policy and military implications continue to reverberate."
A taut account of a dismal passage of the Cold War: the failed, American-sponsored attempt to invade Cuba and remove Fidel Castro from power. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 1997

"Though this is unsatisfying as a skim-milk latte in places, Schultz is less a braggart and more a true believer than many CEOs, and (with Business Week staffer Yang) he provides a pleasing read. ($300,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A chatty history of Starbucks by its CEO, who announces that he considers the company to be only in its third chapter (which is nowhere near the eleventh). Read full book review >

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HAVE YOU SEEN MY EGG? by Andrew Fairchild
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2017

"An animal fable—with beautiful watercolor images—about following your dreams when others tell you to quit that never quite delves into the consequences."
A resolute rooster decides to adopt an egg in this illustrated barnyard tale. Read full book review >

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WRITTEN ON WATER by Eileen Chang
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Original, memorable and unlike anything else that has come from the era. A fine contribution to Chinese letters in translation."
The "Garbo of Chinese letters" speaks, and most eloquently. Read full book review >

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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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TIME IS AN ILLUSION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Equine-tastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes! (And Bonus LOVE)
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Bonus Factors:
 Fake Book, Blended Family, Road Trip
Relationship Status: Infinite Miles

 

Cover Story: Equine-tastic

Good news, everyone: I've finally solved the mystery of the terrible YA ...


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