Search Results: "James S. Olson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 27, 2002

"A lucid account of an ongoing war on a changing battlefield with at least the hope of new weapons."
How perceptions of breast cancer and its treatment have evolved over the centuries, particularly since the advent of the women's movement. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 14, 1990

From Olson (History/Sam Houston State Univ.) and Roberts (History/Purdue)—a balanced and highly informative account of the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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JOHN WAYNE: AMERICAN by Randy Roberts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 1995

"Despite its occasional clunkiness, this is very likely to be the definitive Wayne biography for years to come. (38 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An epic biography of one of America's most popular and iconographic movie stars. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2001

"Although sorely in need of maps and other illustrations, this is an impressive, engaging analysis of one of the most politically charged events in American history."
A swift and savvy journey through 164 years of Alamo history—from lines in the sand to lines at the gift shop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"At that point, this book will become either an important introduction to a new approach to American democracy or an interesting footnote to a failed experiment."
An extended briefing paper on a nationally televised ``deliberative poll'' scheduled for early 1996. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2002

"Absorbing and horrendous at the same time: an important contribution to American history."
A journalist's painstaking recounting of a bloody urban race riot that was covered up for decades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Far too arcane and cumbersome to enthrall most fans of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, but deserves a place on the lengthening shelf of books about the influential Rand's accomplishments and character."
In the "heroic-capitalist" novelist's centenary year, prosecuting attorney Valliant skillfully cross-examines two previous biographers' accounts of her tumultuous love affair with a younger man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2006

"A provocative amalgam of staunch advocacy, personal experience and investigative reporting."
A character-driven account, written with barely controlled anger, of what diabetes is, what it is like to be diabetic and how and why the medical community is failing to deal effectively with this widespread and as-yet-incurable condition. Read full book review >

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Released: May 28, 2012

"A thorough, quirky dictionary for jargon fans."
Kittell provides a resource for acronyms and slang terms used when texting or chatting online. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2000

"A heady yarn of sports, celebrity, racism, crime, justice, and redemption. (Author tour)"
Former reporter Hirsch spins a riveting, straight-ahead account of one of the great miscarriages of justice in the history of American criminal law, and the fight to overturn it. Read full book review >

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COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, THE SANDWICH ISLANDS by James S. Campbell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2007

"Fascinating to those interested in the Hawaii Campbells or local history, but of little interest to the general reader."
Retired Hawaiian attorney James S. Campbell combines family history with personal memoir in his first book. Read full book review >