Search Results: "John C. Waugh"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 1994

"Wonderful, poignant stories, often alluded to but rarely told, and even more rarely told so well. (B&w photos—16pp)"
The ``brothers' fight'' of Civil War legend and historical clichÇ is grounded in firm fact: not only did the war split many actual families along partisan lines, but a sizeable number of celebrated officers in blue and in gray had been bosom buddies at West Point and subsequently comrades and mess-mates in the prewar Federal army. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"An entertaining and even moving work of popular history. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A vigorous, detailed record of the crucial campaign for the presidency during the last bitter stages of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Unlikely to impress jaded Lincoln devotees, but sure to charm newcomers."
Waugh (On the Brink of Civil War: The Compromise of 1850 and How It Changed the Course of American History, 2003, etc.), a Civil War historian and former bureau chief of the Christian Science Monitor, offers a lively biography of the Great Emancipator, from birth to first inauguration. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2010

"A handy volume that efficiently covers all the essentials."
A Civil War specialist's nutshell assessment of a famously dysfunctional relationship. Read full book review >

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THE CIPHER by John C.  Ford
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 19, 2015

"High-speed fun. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A dangerous breakthrough in cryptography leads to a high-stakes adventure for ne'er-do-well Robert "Smiles" Smylie Jr., whose father founded computing security giant Alyce Systems. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"A rallying cry against the U.S. income tax system that will doubtfully attract many people to join its crusade."
First-person account of one man's failed attempts to take on the Internal Revenue Service. Read full book review >

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RICH MAN'S BLOOD by John C. Boland
Released: July 19, 1993

"Boland, who thinks like Paul Erdman and writes like Dick Francis, creates a winsome hero in Welles—and again (after Easy Money, 1991) scores big with this tale of complicated money maneuvering and family strife."
When a slick-talking Texan's financial shenanigans lead Stu Harris's New Orleans marine company to the brink of bankruptcy, young Richard Welles—Harris's financial advisor at venerable Ambrose and Welles, investment bankers—steps in and, with FBI help, extricates Stu from Charlie Fentress's scheme, which included blackmail, kidnapping, and strong-arm tactics. Read full book review >

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FUGITIVES OF CHAOS by John C. Wright
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"Further mind-boggling complications, this time leavened with humor, weighing in somewhere between splendid and abstruse: Stay tuned for the conclusion, Titans."
Part two of Wright's mythology-based trilogy (Orphans of Chaos, 2005) wherein five children of extraordinary lineage, each perhaps from a different universe, have been snatched from their families and raised in strict confinement in an archetypical British boarding school. Read full book review >

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ORPHANS OF CHAOS by John C. Wright
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Fascinatingly, dazzlingly, almost pointlessly erudite fantasy that trends inexorably toward science fiction; addicts will pounce."
Start of a complex mythology-based series from the author of the astonishing far-future Golden Age trilogy (The Golden Transcendence, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A finely introspective work for lovers of nature and Thoreau."
Poetic personal essays and reflections on life, featuring natureas a teacher, theme and metaphor. Read full book review >

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TRAIL OF DECEIT by John C. House
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 23, 2015

"A visceral debut novel set against the splendor of a national treasure."
This thriller follows four college students as a stalker hunts them on the Appalachian Trail. Read full book review >

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NULL-A CONTINUUM by John C. Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Must have been as much fun to write as it is to read."
The books of Golden Age great A.E. van Vogt (1912-2000) inspired Wright (Fugitives of Chaos, 2006, etc.) to pen this authorized sequel to The World of Null-A and The Players of Null-A. Read full book review >