Search Results: "James R. Arnold"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2009

"A reasonably argued work that delivers needed insight and historical precedent to the current war debate."
Military historian Arnold (Crisis in the Snows: Russia Confronts Napoleon: The Eylau Campaign 1806-1807, 2007, etc.) studies past insurgency responses to help clarify the U.S. efforts in Iraq. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 1994

"Well-written and engaging, the book will appeal to those interested in politics and military history."
A compelling and well-argued study of presidential leadership in time of war. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"An engrossing account of America's path to disaster, with Eisenhower's commitment to Indochina and Ho's growing disaffection with the US set in expert counterpoint."
Thorough, thoughtful history of America's road to Vietnam, by Arnold (Bantam History of the Vietnam War—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"A lively, well-told chronicle of a conflict that commanders in more recent conflicts could well have from studying."
The United States' war in the Philippines is largely forgotten; this account, drawing parallels with more recent conflicts, should help bring it back into focus. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"Others may find the vivid picture of country music's early decades (the many small-town radio stations and deejays that supported the music, the backroads tours, the struggling record labels) quite intriguing. (b&w photos)"
Streissguth, a television producer, offers a carefully researched and affectionate study of the rise and decline and rise of Eddy Arnold, an amiable singer with, clearly, great patience and a steely determination to succeed. Read full book review >

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SALLY ARNOLD by Cheryl Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Atmospheric and capturing the interplay of light and shadow, these fully convey mountain life and reveal Sally's robust personality early on. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Spending the summer with her grandfather, Jenny meets lots of neighbors in his hill country general store. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"No index or bibliography; profusely illustrated with b&w photos (not seen). (Biography. 11-13)"
A hard look at the youth and career (up to Terminator 2) of ``the most famous real strong man in history.'' Lipsyte draws connections between the contempt with which young Arnold was treated by his father and the ruthless, bullying competitor he grew to be: fear of being thought weak has fueled his determination to win at any cost. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Source notes; appendices; bibliography; b&w photo insert and index not seen. (Biography. 11-13)"
Brimming with hero worship, the Doherty's account of ``the most well-known celebrity in the world,'' ``living proof that the American Dream [is] still alive...'' has an Algeresque flavor. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"The author's obvious mastery of his material, lively prose and abundant use of eyewitness accounts make this one of the most exciting biographies young readers will find. (source notes, quotation notes, maps [not seen]) (Biography. 11-14)"
If only Benedict Arnold had died sooner. Read full book review >

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"A fair and stimulating look at an immensely gifted, immensely flawed figure."
The reputation of Arnold Toynbee—whose Study of History was called by Time magazine "the best available guide to the meaning of history and the destiny of humankind"—has over the intervening years slipped into a scholarly limbo. Read full book review >

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R-HU by Leslie Scalapino
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Demanding and strange, at times curiously affecting, more often simply infuriating."
The r-hu, we're told, is a Mongolian stringed instrument. Read full book review >