Search Results: "James R. Arnold"


BOOK REVIEW

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: 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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How mothers with postnatal depression create narcissism and psychopaths by Hans R Arnold
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2014

"Targets dozens of important questions but will frustrate even patient readers."
In his first book, Arnold develops an esoteric explanation for why some people grow up to do terrible things: postnatal depression in their mothers, which Arnold identifies as the cause of narcissistic and psychopathic behavior in children on into adulthood. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 30, 1994

"Still, a solid account of one woman's remarkable physical and moral endurance."
Ross (Journalism/Northwestern; Escape to Shanghai, not reviewed) tells the story of Wen Zangde (1900-88), whose extraordinary life mirrored the vicissitudes of 20th-century Chinese history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A mosaic that is less colorful and titillating than one might imagine, but rewarding in its reminder of the deep roots of the sexual revolution. (32 pages color photos, not seen)"

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD ALONE by James R. Benn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Another bracing cocktail of period action with a whodunit chaser from the increasingly authoritative Benn."
In war-torn Sicily, a sleuthing soldier risks life and limb to crack a baffling mystery. Read full book review >

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A DIFFICULT PAR by James R. Hansen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2014

"Hansen ably shows us a life filled with unrivaled success and deep end-of-life disappointment."
Hansen (First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, 2005, etc.) returns with the complicated story of the celebrated golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1906-2000). Read full book review >

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ROOTS AND BLUES by Arnold Adoff
FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2011

"An incandescent, important work. (Poetry. 8 & up)"
Adoff creates a moving meditation on the roots of American blues. 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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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 >