Search Results: "James Davidson II"


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SOME LIKE THEM DEAD by James Davidson II
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2011

"A methodical story that warrants attention, bolstered by a refreshingly imperfect hero and a killer who may take a midnight stroll through a reader's retention."
An Air Force investigator with heightened senses tracks a serial killer. Read full book review >

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Released: May 28, 2012

"A thorough, quirky dictionary for jargon fans."
Kittell provides a resource for acronyms and slang terms used when texting or chatting online. Read full book review >

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MINNOW by James E. McTeer II
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2015

"An evocative novel that brings to life an intensely realized portrait of the South Carolina Lowcountry and sends its appealing young hero on a journey full of the strangeness of childhood and the difficult choices that come with growing up."
A young boy sets out on an almost mythical quest through a vividly imagined American South in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES by James West Davidson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An admirable attempt to get readers excited about history, but the approach is too hurried and shallow."
In this breakneck survey of American history, Davidson (co-author: Great Heart: The History of a Labrador Adventure, 2006, etc.) condenses 500 years of war, exploration, and social change into a 300-page crash course.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 2015

"A lively, highly readable jaunt through the world of science."
Changing ideas of how life appeared on Earth, a mystery that remains unsolved. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Scholarly but accessible to the general reader, especially enjoyable in its use of snippets from classical texts to evoke the quotidian world of ancient Athens. (8 pages b&w photos)"
The astonishing cultural legacy of ancient Athens can leave the impression that ordinary Athenians during the Golden Age spent their leisure-filled lives contemplating the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Vincent Foster'' in a vitriolic attack on the Clintons) raise questions about their objectivity, you have to respect authors who boldly state their convictions and predictions. (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
In this combination of sweeping metahistory and myopic self- interest some statements are penetrating, others appalling, and all are astonishing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 1991

"A conjectural scenario that's as closely reasoned as it is deeply disturbing."
Tough-minded socioeconomic forecasts that, while in the alarmist tradition of Ravi Batra, Harry Browne, Adrian Day, etc, afford genuinely thoughtful perspectives on an arguably uncertain future. Read full book review >

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THE LAW OF SUPERHEROES by James Daily
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"Witty on the Web, ponderous on the page."
The creators of the popular website lawandthemultiverse.com expand the concept into a book-length exploration of tricky legal issues faced by comic-book heroes and villains. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Lighter-than-air enjoyment: a primer for the more chewy offerings of Henry Mitchell, Eleanor Perenyi, and Miriam Osler."
An amiable journey through Vanderbilt's (Golden Days, 1998) gardening year. Read full book review >

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INSTINCT FOR SURVIVAL by II Hoy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"Able writing, but hobbled by uncertain focus. (Five illustrations.)"
Rambling essays on the author's character formation as he was reared in the South, and on the meaning of masculinity, inner life in the military, and his way of writing essays. Read full book review >

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THE OXFORD COMPANION TO AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY by II Chambers
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"With extensive cross-references, suggestions for further reading, and well-drawn maps of the major wars with the greatest US involvement, a must-have for any military historian or history buff. (16 pages halftones, 35 maps)"
Chambers (History/Rutgers Univ.) presents a thoroughly detailed look at the sweep of American military history from the ABM Ttreaty of 1972 to Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, with an all-star cast of thousands, including contributors Stephen Ambrose, John Keegan, Volker Berghan, James McPherson, and many others. Read full book review >