Search Results: "James A. Ellingford"


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From Family to Crew by James A. Ellingford
NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2013

"An honest, detailed account of a man taming a ship."
A thorough guide to acquiring, maintaining and enjoying a yacht. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Full of unmet potential. (Fantasy. YA)"
Narrative tension can't save this sequel from glaring flaws. Read full book review >

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THE INDIGO KING by James A. Owen
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Except for those who get a kick out of playing Spot-the-Literary-Allusion, this is missable. (Fantasy. YA)"
This third entry in the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica brings 1930s caretakers John and Jack (aka J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis) into an alternate universe where history has been rewritten and the Winter King reigns supreme. Read full book review >

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GEORGE BALL by James A. Bill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1997

"Bill concludes that because of his extraordinary prudence, characterized by pragmatic idealism, Ball was the quintessential American statesman, one whose career stands as a model for 21st- century statecraft."
In an important contribution to Cold War scholarship, Bill (Government/Coll. of William and Mary) traces the foreign policy career of ``wise man'' George Ball from the 1940s until his death in 1994. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1961

"This is a new approach- after the event- to the kind of thinking we used as citizens."
How many people are interested now in a meticulous rehash of the late presidential campaign as reported at the county level? Read full book review >

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RASCALS IN PARADISE by James A. Michener
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1956

"Here is a book for very special tastes, but —combining as it does, research and scholarship (A. Grove Day was a professor at the University of Hawaii) with a gift for spinning a yarn and depicting character (Michener, journalist and novelist, needs no introduction)- those tastes will have a far reach."
Ten adventurers whose stage was the Pacific, and who played their parts over four hundred years (1595 to 1953) have been chosen by the authors as examples of men (and one woman) whose choice for a way of escape lay in the Pacific. Read full book review >

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Marsco Triumphant by James A. Zarzana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2016

"Compulsively readable military sci-fi with a strong humanist side that isn't overwhelmed by bloodshed and doomsday weapons."
Zarzana's (The Marsco Dissident, 2013) bravura second installment in his ongoing saga continues his broad-canvas approach to political power plays, betrayals, and invasions at the end of the 21st century. Read full book review >

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QUALITY OF LIFE by James A. Michener
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 1970

"Whatever happened, in fact, to editors who had the courage to say 'no' even to best-selling authors?"
Mr. Michener is modest about his ability to turn out this kind of book, which is a series of reflections on "where we are and where we are likely to go" as we approach the American bicentennial. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A comprehensive collection of archival, police-related images."
Bultema's (Guardians of Angels, 2013) book collects photographs from a century-and-a-half of American law enforcement culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPORTS IN AMERICA by James A. Michener
NON-FICTION
Released: June 29, 1976

"The sedentary prose misses the grace, drive, and glamour of athletic meets but Michener, earnest and reform-minded, is sincerely sorry that the honest competition of times past has become a money-grubbing jungle."
Michener's encyclopedic overview of today's sports scene is prompted by his gratitude for the lifelong enjoyment he's derived from competitive games and by the pained recognition that sports have changed—for the worse. Read full book review >

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ALASKA by James A. Michener
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 1988

"Whatever its flaws, it's Michener, and the 750,000 first printing leaves no doubt about anything but the cast of the mini-series."
Class convenes with plate tectonics and, before the final bell is rung, Michener doles out nearly 900 pages of Alaskan history in candy-coated, bite-sized vignettes. Read full book review >