Search Results: "James F. Dunnigan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 1996

"An authoritative and enlightening survey of what the future might hold for those who engage in combat on America's behalf."
Hard on the heels of a widely publicized GAO report charging that the Pentagon oversold the high-tech weapons used during the 1991 Gulf War comes an informative, down-to-earth assessment of what arms the US military could and should bear in the years ahead. Read full book review >

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F by Daniel Kehlmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2014

"German writer Kehlmann (Fame, 2010, etc.) takes us on a strange and enigmatic journey here."
An elusive novel whose events remain cryptic and largely unexplained. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 1992

"A down-to-earth wrap-up: fine fare for general readers as well as armchair strategists. (Charts, diagrams, line drawings, and maps—not seen.)"
A savvy, slick, and comprehensive overview of the Gulf War, from the authors of A Quick and Dirty Guide to War (1984). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A worthy addition to WW II history."
A successful one-volume encapsulation of a vast number of the elements of a tremendous war waged on land, on sea, and in the air. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 26, 1991

"A savvy rundown for armchair generals and concerned citizens on the war games played by sovereign states in pursuit of global or regional advantage."
Near-antic perspectives on errant belligerencies and their causes and consequences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 1999

"A decent enough look at many pertinent aspects of the Vietnam War that can't live up to its hyperbolic title."
Precious few secrets are revealed in this densely scattershot look at multiple aspects of the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Savvy, often sardonic briefings on the consequential role of subterfuge in an enterprise in which, as the old saw has it, truth is the first casualty. (maps, charts, tables)"
A whole-earth catalogue of martial cunning that suggests Victorian novelist Francis E. Smedley was at least half right when he decreed that ``all's fair in love and war.'' In a breezy survey more notable for breadth than depth, Dunnigan and Nofi (Shooting Blanks, 1991) offer a series of short, self-contained takes that show why guile ranks among the most effective weapons in any arsenal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE F WORD by Liza Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Honest and entertaining."
A successful PR associate must come to terms with resurrected high school demons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 7, 2009

"The author's passion for fitness is contagious, but the book needs more detailed information to guide would-be fitness competitors."
A fitness-competition champion motivates readers to get active with her personal success story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >