Search Results: "John Bruning"


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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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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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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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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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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 >

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

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 >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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SUMMER POTPOURRI
by Bobbi Dumas

Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a bunch of books that came my way, and a couple of them were just terrific, so I thought I’d share.

Adriana Anders’ Under Her Skin (February ’17) launched an intense contemporary romance series Blank Canvas which has a very interesting spin on the tattoo theme. (It got a ...


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