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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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 1982

"Less than compulsive reading—but a valuable book to have around."
Princeton historian McPherson has produced what is unapologetically—in heft, in physical design, in the use of myriad headings and subheadings—a high-class undergraduate textbook. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"An intriguing read, complementing the author's highly commended Bodies from the Bog (1998) and Bodies from the Ash (2005), with a bonus environmental message. (environmental tips, glaciers to visit, websites, bibliography, illustration credits) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
With global warming, the glaciers that crown our highest mountains have retreated, revealing humans who died there long ago. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The bibliography would be better if some of the fine works on the subject for younger readers were included, but overall, a superb volume that makes history come alive. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Following his Fields of Fury: The American Civil War (2002), McPherson continues the story of what the Civil War meant for America's future and how the U.S. was to be reconstructed. Read full book review >

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THE VERY REAL GHOST BOOK OF CHRISTINA ROSE by James M. Deem
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Christina Rose. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Many years after their mother is killed in a plane crash, Christina and her twin brother, Dan, move with their father from the suburbs of New York City to a sleepy little town in California. Read full book review >

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FROZEN SOLID by James M. Tabor
Released: March 26, 2013

"The final payoff isn't quite as satisfying as one might hope: The Vishnu subplot is disposed of in one sentence, and the criminal ringleader is executed offstage. Still, the setting and a generally well-turned plot make this a fine thriller."
The South Pole is the real star of Tabor's (The Deep Zone, 2012, etc.) latest thriller. The bleak and forbidding nature of the pole lends a powerful atmosphere to a story that begins with two mysterious deaths and grows to include an international chemical conspiracy. Read full book review >

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GITANA by Beth M. James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2013

"A well-paced, entertaining romance."
James' debut romanceoffers a story of heartbreak and new beginnings. Read full book review >

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MOTH by James M. Cain
Released: July 12, 1948

"Sentimental- rather than elemental."
With by no means the furious flagellation of previous works, this is the story of a love rather than a passion, a fairly good guy rather than a heel, and pursues- for James Cain- an almost equable, equitable course in the story of Jack Dillon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A history worth reading."
Intermittently intriguing look at the development of the American Catholic church from the perspective of its laity. Read full book review >

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PAST ALL DISHONOR by James M. Cain
Released: May 23, 1946

"Anyway, it does not rank with his best."
The Cain convention, a man and a woman- murderously and amorously amok-, in the story set (nominally only) in the Civil War, of Roger Duval, better born, and Morina, adventurers and whore. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2015

"A spirited, comprehensive and highly readable account of the tremendous wherewithal required for this extraordinary effort."
A new treatment of the daring Doolittle raids over Tokyo that fills in many of the gaps in the true story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAR THAT FORGED A NATION by James M. McPherson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2015

"These authoritative essays, most of which appeared previously in various formats, will appeal mainly to serious students and specialists."
A pre-eminent historian reflects on the Civil War's lasting impact on the nation. Read full book review >