Search Results: "James A. Autry"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 1994

"Featherweight inspirational fare for those who find Og Mandino too demanding."
Autry (Love and Profit, 1991) is back in the saddle again, astride different—if by no means fresh—hobbyhorses. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 21, 1990

Trendy treacle, plus a liberal smattering of prosaic poesy, which makes a largely intuitive and anecdotal case for corporate management as a sharing, caring calling. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGONS OF WINTER by James A. Owen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Fans of the series who managed to enjoy volumes four and five will be pleased to find more of the same. (Fantasy. 14-16)"
The Caretakers fight the mind-controlling Echthroi through a tangle of timelines. Read full book review >

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HERE, THERE BE DRAGONS by James A. Owen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Clumsy racial stereotyping was forgivable in 1917, but much less so nearly a century later. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
This ambitious fantasy falls short of the mark. Read full book review >

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SAYONARA by James A. Michener
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 1953

"The Bridges of Toko-Ri, which might be more practical in its understanding and tolerance."
Along the "Butterfly" theme is this story of the incorruptible young officer, Major Lloyd Gruver, West Point '44 and Korean war ace, whose smug belief that he will follow the career laid out by his Father is taken to pieces and put together again by , number one girl of a Takarazuka troup, who gives him the love and tenderness that makes him a whole man. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI by James A. Michener
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 1953

"Full Life production and big guns from the publisher may make this happy-talk for the bookseller."
The complex operations of a task force in February Korean waters range from sea to land and air as the vulnerable but elusive bridges of Toko-Ri, over which pass Communist supplies for the central and eastern fronts and which are guarded by concentrated mountains, narrow passes and gun emplacements, are the targets for destruction. Read full book review >

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DRAGON’S TEETH by James A.  Hetley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Quite forgettable in the end, but readers will likely come back for more, thanks to the author's well-rendered characters."
Who ever said that pirates and witches couldn't work together? Read full book review >

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MIRACLE IN SEVILLE by James A. Michener
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Slight, short, harmless, effortless, sometimes informative, and bland."
The Virgin Mary goes to bat for a Spanish rancher of fighting bulls while a Gypsy fortune-teller summons what dark forces she can on behalf of her cowardly matador brother—in this rather pallid little fable-cum-novella from the many-volumed Michener. Read full book review >

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FRATERNIAN GLORY by James A Ridler
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"A sharp, highly readable sci-fi tale that comments on the flaws of organized religion."
A dystopian novel about a modern-day prophet. Read full book review >

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SIX DAYS IN HAVANA by James A. Michener
Released: Oct. 6, 1989

"Even more telling, though, are the excellent photographs, brimming with glorious pastels and sun-bred spirit."
Over 150 color photos brighten this breezy account by Michener and longtime assistant Kings (who took most of the pictures) of their recent trip to Cuba to research the novelist's latest tome (Caribbean, p. 1192). Read full book review >

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GRAY GHOST by James A. Ramage
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A volume that will become the standard reference on Mosby—intelligent and thorough, but at times flattering rather than analytical. (32 b&w illustrations, 7 maps, not seen)"
A comprehensive biography of the Confederate guerrilla leader (1833—1916), with an emphasis on his Civil War exploits. Read full book review >

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POLAND by James A. Michener
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1983

"But look to the bestseller lists nonetheless: the facts are piled high, the title is in the headlines, the byline is inescapable."
The dullest, if timeliest, history lesson yet from Michener Junior College—following three Polish clans (noble, petty-noble, peasant) from 1204 A.D. to the present, but with little of the uplifting, dynastic sweep of this mechanical Michener-format at his best. Read full book review >