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 FIRST WAVE by James R. Benn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Benn's wide-eyed hero retains his appealing earnestness and infectious spirit, and his escapade is refreshingly free of camp."
WWII soldier Billy Boyle turns sleuth again to solve a string of murders in north Africa. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE GHOST by James R. Benn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Billy's 10th case (The Rest Is Silence, 2014, etc.) features a delicious premise, a full-bodied portrait of young JFK, and a beautifully textured look at military life in World War II."
When young Jack Kennedy stands accused of murder, it falls to Billy Boyle to exonerate the future president of the U.S. and find the real killer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2001

"A good addition to any collection of nature-writing."
Babb is undoubtedly living the dream of thousands of American men: he's not only free to fish the rivers of North and South America—he's paid to do so (and write about it). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"An optimistic and engagingly well-told life story that incorporates scientific investigation into its altruistic message."
A Stanford neurosurgeon and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education relates how to achieve lofty life goals by harnessing the power of both the brain and the heart. Read full book review >

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THE DRUM WITHIN by James R. Scarantino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2016

"Come what may, Aragon never loses her focus on tying Cody to an older homicide he was linked to years ago, with results equally surprising to her and the reader. First of a welcome series."
A Santa Fe homicide detective fights to make a case against a high-profile killer she's responsible for setting free. 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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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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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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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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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 >