Search Results: "James MacManus"


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THE LANGUAGE OF THE SEA by James MacManus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"An intriguing concept poorly executed."
A marine scientist quits a rocky marriage to hang out with seals in this faltering debut from a British author. Read full book review >

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SLEEP IN PEACE TONIGHT by James MacManus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Great fun for history buffs who enjoy imagining themselves in the bunkers."
MacManus (Black Venus, 2013, etc.) draws dramatic fiction from Franklin Delano Roosevelt adviser Harry Hopkins' World War II exploits in Britain. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT IN BERLIN by James MacManus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Detailed yet quick-moving, MacManus' tense, morally charged narrative ends with a possible sequel in sight."
In 1938, British army Col. Noel Macrae, a decorated World War I veteran, takes on an assignment as military attaché to the Berlin embassy. 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 >

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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 >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Too bad his biographer can't claim the same. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Novick, who previously dissected the life of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Alfonso Zapico
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid account of the development of a writer not easy to encapsulate."
A graphic biography of the literary master. Read full book review >

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