Search Results: "James Ring Adams"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 1992

"Meanwhile, Adams and Frantz offer a primer that promises to measure up against further coverage."
The first book on the Bank of Credit and Commerce International as the depository institution of choice for drug- dealers, gun-runners, terrorists, and other lawbreakers. Read full book review >

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ADAMS by Chidem Kurdas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2017

"A fresh, well-thought-out approach to two legends."
Kurdas' (Seven Reasons to Love the Constitution, 2017, etc.) debutnovel offers a clever new twist on the often tumultuous relationship between two of America's Founding Fathers. Read full book review >

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RING by Koji Suzuki
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2003

"You have seven days to live after reading this review. Is that your phone ringing?"
First in a trilogy by a newcomer publishing house that promises high-class works from Japan. Read full book review >

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CLOVER ADAMS by Natalie Dykstra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"The curtain at least partly raised on a charmed and haunted life."
A scholar's debut recounts the life and troubling death of a Gilded Age woman. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL ADAMS by Mark Puls
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2006

"Fully restores Adams to his rightful place as an indispensable provocateur of American liberty."
A brief, sharply focused biography of the mastermind behind the American colonies' break with England, and the drive for independence. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL ADAMS by Ira Stoll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"Justly returns our attention to Adams—though liberal readers will prefer Mark Puls's 2006 biography, which emphasizes his role as a rabble-rousing man of the common people."
Neocon view of the least-known Founding Father, arguing that his religious beliefs fueled his revolutionary ardor and, in today's more secular America, have denied him his due from historians. Read full book review >

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JOHN ADAMS by James Grant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A well-researched complement to McCullough's somewhat more accessible life: of much interest to students of the early Republic and the revolutionary era."
An agile life of Adams, "the unbeloved ‘president by three votes.' " Read full book review >

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Released: April 24, 1996

"Readers familiar with Adams's autobiographical writings will find little new here. (30 b&w photos, not seen)"
A well-documented but flawed life of one of America's most famous photographers and environmentalists. Read full book review >

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THE LOST JOURNALISM OF RING LARDNER by Ring Lardner
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"A commemoration of a writer who wryly observed his generation."
Newspaper pieces from the most famous journalist of the 1920s. Read full book review >

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ABIGAIL ADAMS by Woody Holton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"The 'saucy' lady gets a generous treatment in this entertaining gambol through the Founding era."
Richly detailed biography of Abigail Adams (1744-1818), sprightly with quotes from letters and chockfull of legendary names. Read full book review >

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JOHN ADAMS by John Patrick Diggins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2003

"Readers of McCullough will find little new factual information here, but the solid interpretation of events will interest students of the presidency and the early republic."
A brief life of the post-revolutionary president who liked nothing better than to be left alone. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 1995

First-rate compendium of baseball fiction by Ring Lardner, often featuring fictional players among real ones on real teams: an annotated edition, ten years in the making, that deserves high praise for its immaculate scholarship, for its 111 photos and drawings of Lardner's real-life characters and of those real-life men the fictions are sometimes drawn from, and for the historical detail that editor Hilton—a professor emeritus of economics (Univ. of Calif., LA) and longtime baseball fan—amasses to underpin each work. Read full book review >