Search Results: "James R. Andrews"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A gold mine of contemporary cautionary information for the sports-minded."
A fully functional sports manual focused on the awareness and prevention of common athletic injuries. Read full book review >

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THE LOST PROPERTY OFFICE by James R. Hannibal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Mindless entertainment. (Adventure. 11-14)"
Discovering that everything he knew—even his name!—was a lie is only the beginning of a very weird day for 13-year-old Jack Buckles. Read full book review >

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WHAT EVIL LURKS by James R. McCahery
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Newcomer McCahery, who manages to do nothing with the promising radio background, contents himself with spooning soothing syrup for readers who think Jessica Fletcher lives a little too close to the edge."
Older people are notorious for sometimes wandering in their conversation, so it's no surprise that the friends of the late radio personality Henry Blaine talk and talk without saying anything. Read full book review >

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A MORTAL TERROR by James R. Benn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The weakest of this much-praised series. Set against the fierce and pivotal battle of Anzio, which cost upwards of 7,000 Allied lives, Billy's quest seems dwarfed.
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At the behest of his Uncle Ike, aka Dwight David Eisenhower, Billy Boyle (Rag and Bone, 2010, etc.) chases the heinous Red Heart Murderer while the rest of the army chases Germans. Read full book review >

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DEATH'S DOOR by James R. Benn
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"The gobs of back story have the unfortunate effect of nudging charming Billy off center stage. A shame."
In the depths of World War II, Lt. Billy Boyle (A Mortal Terror, 2011, etc.) is tasked with solving the murder of an American priest in German-occupied Rome. Read full book review >

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WALKER EVANS by James R. Mellow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Well written, lively, and thoroughly documented, Mellow's biography is a fine contribution to American art and cultural history."
A superb biography of a photographer who, dead for a quarter of a century, still exerts a powerful influence. Read full book review >

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FIRST MAN by James R. Hansen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Though without the exuberance of Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff, Hansen's big biography does a good job of showing how and why Armstrong has entered the history books."
The first human on the moon is a nice guy, writes admiring biographer Hansen (History/Auburn Univ.), but one not afraid of fighting and politicking to be the first. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Even jaded or knowledgeable Vietnam War-readers will find fresh material here."
Vivid, creative use of oral history (here, with the remembrances woven together by incisive commentary) that takes the conventional combat-report format—induction, boot camp, raw recruit, seasoned vet—and breathes new life into the war experience. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Full of scary news, but unsensational and thoroughly documented. Just don't read it in flight."
Technological mishaps and human ineptitude take center stage in this impressive, sometimes horrifying compendium. Read full book review >

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THE LIMITS OF GLORY by James R. McDonough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Difficult to begin, but persistence is well rewarded."
The battle at Waterloo that finished Napoleon and set Europe's course for the next century is made clear enough for curious amateurs—in a fictional but authentically detailed treatment by a West Point graduate. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"It's a tactful, unpushy thesis but unmistakable, and makes Mellow's book different from its fellows. (Two eight-page photo inserts—not seen.)"
By now, any Hemingway biography is built as much upon the scaffolding of its predecessors as upon the writer's life itself. Read full book review >