Search Results: "James Donovan"


BOOK REVIEW

LOVING DONOVAN by Bernice L. McFadden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Sordid and incoherent, from a talented writer who's done much better. (Warning: fairly graphic descriptions of adult-child sex.)"
A slice of life and lots of sex, in a fourth from McFadden (This Bitter Earth, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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DONOVAN & SON by Michael Jahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 2008

"As usual in this series (Murder in Coney Island, 2003, etc.), there's less mystery than personal history, with Jahn's customary loving attention to New York City."
Retired from the NYPD, Bill Donovan is back after a five-year hiatus, looking for happiness and the man he hopes can cure his son. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2012

"An authoritative, moving retelling of an enduring episode of sacrifice and courage."
A popular historian revisits the most stirring siege in American history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2008

"A worthy companion to Jay Monahan's Custer, Evan S. Connell's Son of the Morning Star and other standard studies of the famed cavalryman."
Comprehensive account of George Custer's career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DONOVAN by Donovan Leitch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Romances, odysseys, tax evasion, drug busts, true love—it's all here, although a bit more tiresome and credit-demanding than one might expect from the original Mellow Yellow."
The rise, reign and early retirement of 1960s British pop superstar Donovan. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A wholly satisfying biography of the man whose vision continues to guide American intelligence operations—both the daring and unconventional thinking and the delusions."
An exhaustive but never dull account of the founder of America's original intelligence agency, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Read full book review >

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JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"In an afterword, Jacobs describes his contact with one of Printer's books, an encounter that only makes this novel more vital. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jacobs (Sleepers, Wake, 1991) makes clear the tragedy of an artist inhibited by the circumstances of his birth in this unusual historical novel, set during a brutal English-Indian war in 17th-century Massachusetts. Read full book review >