Search Results: "John C. Whitehead"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Altogether, a pleasing memoir, with many lessons in practical leadership and public duty."
A business executive and diplomat recalls a long life of service, including recent work, post-9/11, as head of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Strong content buttressed by smooth prose, with almost every chapter a pleasure to read."
A collection of essays comparing WWI and WWII might seem aimed at military buffs, but in fact it's a page-turner, always stimulating and skillfully written. Read full book review >

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SAG HARBOR by Colson Whitehead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2009

"Not as thematically ambitious as Whitehead's earlier work, but a whole lot of fun to read."
Another surprise from an author who never writes the same novel twice. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE A CRAB! by Jenny Whitehead
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Certainly not new fare, but any opportunity to help children understand emotions is never a misstep. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A marine-themed look at all kinds of moods. 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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ON FALCONS' WINGS by John C. Scharfen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2006

"Stylistically uneven and hyper-patriotic, but a necessary record of important stories."
Oral history and collection of short biographies of the residents of a distinctive retirement community. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >