Search Results: "Hugh Thompson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PLATEAU EFFECT by Bob Sullivan
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2013

"Overblown but well-written and entertaining."
Why "things work, until they don't" and what to do about it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANASTASIA'S ALBUM by Hugh Brewster
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Although an epilogue discussing an impostor's claiming to be Anastasia detracts from the focus, this is a story of a close, happy family that does not foretell their violent end. (full-color and b&w photos, glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 7+)"
The execution of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family in 1918 has long been shrouded in mystery: ``For more than eighty years, the diaries, letters, and photo albums of the tsar's family were kept a secret.'' Now they are displayed in the State Archives in Moscow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"A rewarding introduction to the ancient company of hedgehogs."
Environmental writer Warwick draws a humorous bead on the small, brown spiny creature's place in the great scheme of life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SONG OF THE EARTH  by Hugh Nissenson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 11, 2001

"Not a story that will move readers, though a cool fascination awaits them on every page. And then there are Nissenson's pictures, 34 line drawings scattered throughout, so brilliant that it seems the book were made to illustrate them, not vice-versa."
After 16 years, Nissenson returns with a futuristic tale that lacks the charm of his extraordinary Tree of Life (1985) but still has the compelling interest typical in Nissenson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRE OF LOVE by Hugh Greene
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 2014

"This fast-paced murder mystery is a well-executed blend of police procedural and amateur sleuthing."
The second in a series of mystery novels set in 1990s England. Read full book review >

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NOVEMBER 22, 1963 by Hugh Aynesworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A solid tale of a momentous event—for those who need another or want to pick up a few unknown nuggets from a man who was there."
An eyewitness rehash of the John F. Kennedy assassination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LEFT HAND OF GOD by Hugh Holton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 1999

"Clumsy prose, comic-book characters, the art of storytelling mashed into pulp. (Author tour)"
Chief of Detectives Larry Cole is a dedicated law-and-order man, but in his Chicago—the year is 2004—keeping the lid on is never a simple matter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 2005

"Nicely written, accessible history, rich in detail and most timely."
A lively study of the Abbasid caliphate, the greatest power in the Islamic world for 200 years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Though these fleeting glimpses barely scratch the surface of what work as a peace officer demands, the African-American perspective is bracing."
Stimulating narratives from police officers who have walked the most crime-ridden beats in inner-city America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"Revisionist'' history without the proof; a story as entertaining, and as solid, as the supermarket tabloids. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sensational reinterpretation of the evidence surrounding the death of Adolf Hitler. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALIPHATE by Hugh Kennedy
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Enlisting significant Arab-language scholarship, Kennedy provides a carefully calibrated, timely chronicle for nonacademic readers."
A mostly nonpolemical survey of the history of caliphates since the death of Muhammad in 632. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAIGON GOLD by Hugh Scott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 30, 2008

"Despite some missteps, readers will find more treasure than fool's gold."
An American war veteran returns to Vietnam and finds himself faced with the harsh truths of his military exploits. Read full book review >