Search Results: "James M. Kouzes"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"A profound exploration of credible leadership presented in a thoroughly engaging, accessible format."
The landmark meditation on true leadership, updated and streamlined for a troubled 21st-century world. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A thoughtfully and clearly constructed offering that will appeal to history buffs young and old and a must for any Civil War history collection. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
Two percent of the whole population—620,000 soldiers—died in the Civil War. Read full book review >

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Krazy Kodak Moments by James M. Albright
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 12, 2015

"A good-humored snapshot of one aspect of the Eastman Kodak Company, sure to charm sports enthusiasts and '80s nostalgia buffs."
Debut author Albright, who spent more than 20 years in Kodak's public relations department, chronicles the heyday of the Kodak Sports Promotion Program via press releases. Read full book review >

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VIRGIL HUNTER by James M. Bellarosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1993

"Still, a promising beginning."
A barnyard romp with a distinctly Twainian twang—in a first novel that revels in the wonders and pitfalls that await a young lad on his perilous journey toward adulthood. Read full book review >

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DRAGONFRIGATE WIZARD HALCYON BLITHE by James M. Ward
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 28, 2006

"Not as fully realized as Naomi Novik's recent nautical fantasies featuring dragons (Black Powder War, etc., not reviewed), this series will best suit a younger audience, but it could charm anyone looking for an undemanding tale of magic."
Second installment in a series about a Hornblower-esque teen wizard's ascendance up the naval hierarchy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"While the navies may not be on the top of the list for most Civil War enthusiasts, this is a solid contribution to Civil War scholarship."
Pulitzer and Lincoln Prize winner McPherson (Abraham Lincoln, 2009, etc.) displays his massive knowledge of the Civil War, this time specifically concerning the naval battles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Fine historical writing, and required reading for both Civil War buffs and scholars—divided audiences, as McPherson notes."
Thoughtful essays on the Civil War by one of its foremost contemporary students. Read full book review >

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SERENADE by James M. Cain
Released: Dec. 1, 1937

"Realler people, warmer and tenderer emotions, a larger gallery of characters and fuller background leaves you less punch-drunk than The Postman but the same tight, hardhitting style will appeal to the former audience."
A dynamic, physical attraction, like that in The Postman Always Rings Twice, between a once famous singer, now a bum, and a young and very wise Mexican whore, grows into an enduring, if doomed, love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A solid overview, well suited to Civil War buffs."
A well-crafted survey of the five presidents—Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Harrison, and McKinley—who emerged from the ranks of the Union Army. Read full book review >

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EMBATTLED REBEL by James M. McPherson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A fair-handed treatment from a towering historian and sterling writer."
A seasoned Civil War historian examines the beleaguered president of the Confederacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILDRED PIERCE by James M. Cain
Released: Sept. 22, 1941

"Sure sales and rentals."
The author of The Postman Always Rings Twice and Serenade turns from the shock technique of both of these to present an incisive, full length portrait of a woman in business, and her emotional dependency on her coldblooded, greedy, captious daughter — Veda. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Brings a critical intelligence to central questions concerning the war."
Essays and book reviews by a leading Civil War historian. Read full book review >