Search Results: "Jan Stafford Kellis"


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SUPERIOR SACRIFICES by Jan Stafford Kellis
Released: Aug. 9, 2012

"Starts off strong but collapses under the morally suspect musings of a dead man."
Kellis (The Word That You Heard, 2010, etc.) explores a tight-lipped family's private pain and guilt in a novel that plays out among small-town gossip in the Upper Peninsula. Read full book review >

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NURSE JAN by Ann Jasper
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"A predictable story that's enjoyable enough for readers interested in medicine."
A fictionalized account of the author's experiences in nursing school during the 1950s. Read full book review >

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JAN ORMEROD'S TO BABY WITH LOVE by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A feast of bright yet subtle color and bold design, just right for introducing the youngest to some familiar animals while tickling their ears with contagious rhymes and their minds with a few simple concepts. (Picture book. 1-5)"
An artist known especially for her exquisite draughtsmanship visualizes five familiar nursery pieces in vibrant paint set off by brilliant white. Read full book review >

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THE VORBING by Stewart Stafford
Released: Oct. 29, 2015

"A novel that's a gift to lovers of heroic philosophy, vampire lore, and gory action."
A dark, debut fantasy that chronicles a young man's war against an army of vampires terrorizing his village. Read full book review >

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ROOSEVELT AND CHURCHILL by David Stafford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A swift, well-documented assessment of the relationship's 'volatile mix of friendship, rivalry and resentment.' (13 b&w photos)"
A behind-the-scenes analysis of the relationship between a president and a prime minister—"a powerful personal link that bridged the Atlantic and helped win the war." Read full book review >

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WALKING THE AMAZON by Ed Stafford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A gripping celebration of physical and mental endurance."
A memoir of an astonishing trip walking "nine million-odd steps" for more than two years along the Amazon River's course from Peruvian headwaters to Brazilian mouth. Read full book review >

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NAKED AND MAROONED by Ed Stafford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"To be sure, some of Stafford's mental baggage popped open during his latest crazy journey, but his chronicle is, on the whole, entertaining."
Further tales from extreme adventurer Stafford (Walking the Amazon, 2011), European Adventurer of the Year in 2011. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Good stuff for le Carré fans."
British historian Stafford (Roosevelt and Churchill, 2000, etc.) casts a revealing torchlight on an obscure and odd episode in the Cold War espionage game. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2001

"At its most successful, a book for buffs."
An intelligence expert's look at British spying during WWII. Read full book review >

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CHURCHILL AND SECRET SERVICE by David Stafford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 1998

"A first-rate and, what is more remarkable, an original contribution to Churchilliana, of sure interest to students of Churchill, modern history, or military intelligence. (25 b&w photos)"
Former diplomat Stafford compellingly tells the fateful story of Winston Churchill's lifelong obsession with intelligence and secret warfare, which had both trivial and large-scale consequences for the British from the Boer War through the 1950s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2007

"Drawing on the memoirs of participants—from Nazi test pilots to concentration-camp inmates—and on an impressive body of historical work, Stafford delivers a useful survey of a transformative time."
Hitler's death did not end the war in Europe in 1945. Instead, as diplomat-historian Stafford (Ten Days to D-Day: Citizens and Soldiers on the Eve of the Invasion, 2004, etc.) writes, the fighting dragged on for three more momentous months, during which Europe was reshaped. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2004

"A strong contribution to the literature of WWII, from an accomplished student of the era."
A well-conceived study of the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Normandy in 1944, focusing on the more or less ordinary people who participated in that great battle. Read full book review >