Search Results: "James Campbell"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2012

"A fine account of a little-known milestone in the battle for civil rights."
In July 1944, hundreds of seaman, mostly black, died in an explosion while loading ammunition aboard ships at Port Chicago, in northern California, while mostly white American troops battled on Saipan across the Pacific. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2004

"A powerful evocation of a vanishing way of life."
A portrait of one of the last subsistence trapper/hunters in Alaska. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 1995

"Nevertheless, Campbell's effort has value as a series of miniatures that brings together such strangely similar contemporaneous artifacts as the novels of Chester Himes and The Story of O. Campbell is onto something—perhaps a third try with this material is in order."
Portraits of various postWW II Paris-based writers capture the idiosyncratic personalities of literary notables but fail to cohere into a panorama. Read full book review >

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BRAVING IT by James Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"Informative, humorous, and full of a love of nature."
A father and daughter's adventures in Alaska. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1991

"Baldwin snaps to life on the page only at times, as if standing at the bar and talking your ear off."
Furious life of James Baldwin (1924-87), coolly retold by a Times Literary Supplement editor and friend. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Readers who tolerate the overheated cinematics will discover a gripping story."
Campbell (The Final Frontiersman, 2005, etc.) recreates the horror endured by Allied soldiers during the brutal New Guinea campaign of 1942-43. Read full book review >

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POLARIZED by James E. Campbell
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A painstakingly methodical, exhausting process to conclude that there is really nothing to worry about."
A study of an American public grown more ideologically conflicted since the 1960s and why—or whether—it matters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2006

"A well-conceived and solidly written perspective on the African diaspora."
Campbell (History/Brown Univ.) assembles a fine look at various homecomings to a continent that was not often welcoming, for many of the stolen sons and daughters of Africa returned to find that they were now truly "American." Read full book review >

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HUG MACHINE by Scott Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"In his first outing as an author, Campbell shines. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A feel-good ride, full of droll artistic asides and an abundance of caring. Read full book review >

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COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, THE SANDWICH ISLANDS by James S. Campbell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2007

"Fascinating to those interested in the Hawaii Campbells or local history, but of little interest to the general reader."
Retired Hawaiian attorney James S. Campbell combines family history with personal memoir in his first book. Read full book review >

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THE MERMAID AND THE SHOE by K.G. Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Although this luminous tale of self-discovery has echoes of 'The Little Mermaid,' like Minnow, it sings its own strong song. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Unlike her talented older sisters, a little mermaid feels disappointingly ordinary until her curiosity unveils her special skills. Read full book review >