Search Results: "John Bruning"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2011

"Burton should receive an A for effort. If in truth he has identified the killer—he concedes he has not identified a second man who drove the getaway car—he should receive an A+ as a detective."
A former U.S. State Department intelligence officer tries to solve a 1973 murder case. Read full book review >

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JOHN!  by Rolin Bruno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2015

"While sometimes offering a confusing tangle of voices that lack individual features, this tale delivers a fresh and well-researched fictionalization of the assembling of the Apostles from John's point of view."
A young John the Apostle leaves his home to follow Jesus in this debut biblical novel. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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THE TRIDENT by Jason Redman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A curiously unsatisfying memoir of personal development through service in an elite military team, introspective but not very insightful."
In a debut memoir, a young Navy SEAL describes his maturation as a military leader. Read full book review >

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INDESTRUCTIBLE by John R. Bruning
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Certainly flawed, but it should appeal to readers who enjoy a good adventure and/or war story."
The story of how one man's struggle to free his family after the fall of the Philippines in World War II inspired him to create new weapons systems that hastened the Allied victory. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"Well-told combat narrative that raises disturbing questions about America's professionalized military and the post-9/11 objectives with which they've been tasked."
Grim, gritty account of infantry combat on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, from a youthful lieutenant determined to act nobly amid violence and chaos. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Golembesky clearly admires the valor of his fellow Marines, but a conviction that the Afghan war has long been a costly, corrupted quagmire pervades this military memoir."
Grim account of wearying combat in Afghanistan by a Marine Special Operations unit. Read full book review >

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SHOCK FACTOR by Jack  Coughlin
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Will appeal to veteran and aspiring warriors, as well as conservative readers."
Grim account of combat tours in Iraq, where Marine and National Guard snipers made a crucial difference. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Fascinating and informative content, poorly delivered."
"We don't have to become our enemies to defeat them," declares a U.S. Air Force officer who led a team of interrogators in Iraq. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Take his word for it: 'War's a bitch, wear a helmet.'"
Staccato account of infantry combat in Iraq. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN WAYNE by Scott Eyman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Insightful, exhaustive and engrossing—a definitive portrait of the man and the legend."
A comprehensive and compelling examination of The Duke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN KEATS by Nicholas Roe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Roe's biography acutely displays the intensity, anguish and triumph of a great life for whom the clock was always ticking."
Roe (English/Univ. of St. Andrews; Fiery Heart: The First Life of Leigh Hunt, 2005, etc.) delivers a tightly focused and highly useful biography of the great English Romantic. Read full book review >