Search Results: "James Webb"


BOOK REVIEW

TANGLED WEBB by Eloise McGraw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

Juniper Webb's new stepmother is nearer her own age (12) than Dad's, but—though protective of family traditions she associates with her dead mother—Juniper is prepared to welcome Kelsey and her toddler son, Preston. Read full book review >

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BEATRICE WEBB by Carole Seymour-Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 1992

"Seymour-Jones provides in this lucid and objective life."
It seemed unlikely that Beatrice Webb (nÇe Potter: 1858-1943)- -the eighth of nine daughters in a wealthy Victorian family—would develop into a political scientist and marry homely, impoverished Sidney Webb, with whom she founded the London School of Economics and The New Statesman. Read full book review >

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VERONICA WEBB SIGHT by Veronica Webb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Webb seems beyond her depth. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Supermodel-cum-columnist, actress (in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever and Malcolm X), and TV correspondent (on Good Morning America and HBO's Entertainment News) Webb's first collection of maladroit essays will thrill Seventeen subscribers, but few others. Read full book review >

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LOST SOLDIERS by James Webb
Released: Sept. 4, 2001

"Vividly atmospheric settings steal the show from Webb's meandering story as Condley visits old soldiers from both sides of the conflict, united in their inexplicable love for Vietnam."
The author of Fields of Fire (not reviewed), one of the best Vietnam War novels ever, sends a fictional ex-Marine to contemporary Vietnam to hunt down a murderous deserter. Read full book review >

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I HEARD MY COUNTRY CALLING by James Webb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2014

"An eloquent military memoir in which the author seems to be grooming for his next move: What will it be?"
Former Virginia senator Webb (A Time to Fight: Reclaiming a Fair and Just America, 2008, etc.) employs hard lessons from his own life to explain his reasons for not seeking re-election in 2012. Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR'S GENERAL by James Webb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 1999

"Despite a lumbering opening and some plummy prose, Webb (Something to Die For, 1991, etc.) makes winning the Japanese peace look every bit as challenging and tragic as winning the war. (film rights to Scott Rudin/Paramount; Book-of-the-Month Club selection; $150,000 ad/promo budget; author tour)"
A worm's-eye fable of how Machiavellian General Douglas MacArthur, having won the war in the Pacific, goes on to wage peace against his subtle former adversaries. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2004

"But there's plenty of good information and interpretation, amplifying David Hackett Fischer's indispensable Albion's Seed (1989) and Arthur Herman's How the Scots Invented the Modern World (2001)."
Pugnacious, bibulous, restless, pious: the Scots-Irish have fueled stereotypes and filled the White House, to say nothing of the ranks of the military. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING TO DIE FOR by James Webb
Released: Feb. 19, 1990

Ancient enmities, political posturing, military ambition, presidential indecision, and cabinet-level perfidy—all combine to light off a nasty brushfire war on the Horn of Africa. Read full book review >

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JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >