Search Results: "Jim Cullen"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 1997

"When I listen to Bruce Springsteen, I remember how to be an American,'' finally ring true. (8 pages b&w photo, not seen)"
Cullen's study of Bruce Springsteen is a full-fledged cultural critique, examining how ``the Boss's'' music has been influenced by the society around him. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"One man's provocative, worthwhile, and stimulating summation."
Prep school teacher and historian Cullen, who once recast Bruce Springsteen in the mold of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Born in the U.S.A., 1997), now argues that you can't have the American Dream without at least defining it for your own time. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"Old rather than bold news, written with conviction."
Eleven presidents examined closely for their most salient errors—but all viewed within the contexts of their personal histories and their times. Read full book review >

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NELLY IN THE WILDERNESS by Lynn Cullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2002

"Pleasant but unsubstantial fare. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a story that spans the four seasons of 1821, 12-year-old Nelly and her older brother, Cornelius, see their family devastated by the death of their mother, turned topsy-turvy by the arrival of their young and bookish stepmother, and enlivened by visits from a most peculiar John Chapman, a neighbor fond of planting apple trees. Read full book review >

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DISPATCH FROM A COLD COUNTRY by Robert Cullen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1996

"Cullen's latest is good enough—aside from the occasional clichÇ and the seemingly obligatory genre romance—that one wishes to call it a fine novel instead of an effective page-turner. (Author tour)"
The third Colin Burke international thriller (Soviet Sources, 1990; Cover Story, 1994) has our intrepid reporter taking one of those dangerous Hitchcock travelogues, in this case to the troubled St. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 24, 1991

"Strong portrait of life under radical change, examining both the passions of the citizenry and the more abstract movements of political events."
Newsweek's former Moscow bureau chief charts the disintegration of the Soviet Empire—through solid reporting conducted in Moscow, the Baltic states, Romania, and Transcaucasia in 1989 and 1990. Read full book review >

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HEIRS OF THE FIRE by Robert Cullen
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"An absorbing blend of geopolitical intrigue, narrow escapes, religious zealotry, mob violence, armed conflict, and expedient betrayal—all while posing thought-provoking questions about press responsibilities in both open and closed societies."
In his fourth outing, Cullen's ace foreign correspondent Colin Burke (Dispatch from a Cold Country, 1996, etc.) bears witness to the world-shaking meltdown of Saudi Arabia. Read full book review >

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A MULLIGAN FOR BOBBY JOBE by Bob Cullen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"For the converted, certainly, though this warm, funny, poignant tale full of people to like and aspirations to admire could well earn former Newsweek correspondent Cullen (Why Golf?: The Mystery of the Game Revealed, 2000, etc.) his first large audience."
A wonderfully entertaining tale about second chances in life, a game almost as hard as golf. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2000

"Cullen's study—ostensibly dedicated to answering the essential question asked by golfers and non-golfers alike—contains little real enlightenment, despite its great entertainment value. Come to think of it, that's also the way some view the game of golf itself."
Cullen (Golf Is Not A Game of Perfect, not reviewed, etc.,) searches for answers and, perhaps, the deeper meaning behind the question: why would an intelligent person play golf? Read full book review >

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COVER STORY by Robert Cullen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1994

"A smashing mix of suspense, sex, humor, danger, and cynicism."
While covering the stalled Arab-Israeli peace talks in Moscow, an American reporter learns that the Syrians are trying to recruit nuclear scientists from a tottering post-Soviet Russia. Read full book review >