Search Results: "James R. Arnold"


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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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 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1997

"A valuable book that shows vividly how the Vietnam War continues to have a wide impact on American society."
Isaacs (Without Honor: Defeat in Vietnam and Cambodia, 1983) covers a good deal of territory in this sober, strongly written, and persuasively argued book. Read full book review >

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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 >

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)"

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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 >

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CROSSCURRENTS by James R. Babb
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"But there are pleasures ample enough here, conveyed with an infectious love of the sport."
A fireside collection of fly-fishing pieces, touched with—but not drowned in—folksy wisdom and whimsy, from Gray's Sporting Journal editor and columnist Babb. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2012

"Barrett's vast knowledge illuminates 'America's first ethnic group.'"
Barrett (History and African-American Studies/Univ. of Illinois; William Z. Foster and the Tragedy of American Radicalism, 2000, etc.) explores the influence of Irish immigrants on nearly every aspect of American society. Read full book review >

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THE REST IS SILENCE by James R. Benn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"Billy's ninth case moves a bit too deliberately and may have too many red herrings, but his whiz-bang first-person narrative keeps the story afloat, and its Greatest Generation plot gives it an appealing sense of nostalgia."
An unidentified corpse on the southwest coast of England throws a wrench into D-Day planning. Can Capt. Billy Boyle identify the victim and crack the case? Read full book review >