Search Results: "John F. Case"


BOOK REVIEW

JOHN F. KENNEDY by Michael O’Brien
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2005

"Not problem-free, but worthy, ambitious, and of much interest to students of recent US history."
A sprawling, unwieldy, yet readable life of the fallen president. Read full book review >

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JOHN F. KENNEDY by Alan Brinkley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"Plenty of long, definitive works exist, but Brinkley takes his job seriously, filling 160 pages with a thoughtful, opinionated biography."
The admirable American Presidents series nears its end with another slim but astute biography by another big-league historian, this time Brinkley (The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE PRESIDENCY OF JOHN F. KENNEDY by James N. Giglio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"A balanced and thoughtful account that avoids the hagiography or damnation of so many other JFK bios, revealing the man in all his complexity, from his wily, hypnotic charm to his political decisiveness when it could not be avoided."
Brisk, solid survey of a brief and controversial presidency, by Giglio (History/Southwest Missouri State Univ.). Read full book review >

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THE LETTERS OF JOHN F. KENNEDY by John F. Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Though remarkably comprehensive for its limited length, more of Kennedy's voice would have served Sandler's purpose better."
A selection of letters to and from John F. Kennedy written over the course of 35 years. Read full book review >

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THE GENESIS CODE by John F. Case
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1997

"A first-rate biotech thriller with an intriguing, if ungodly, religious twist."
On the track of child killers with global reach, a dogged investigator uncovers a plot that gives new meaning to ecclesiastic militancy, in a chillingly effective debut by the pseudonymous Case. Read full book review >

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F by Daniel Kehlmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2014

"German writer Kehlmann (Fame, 2010, etc.) takes us on a strange and enigmatic journey here."
An elusive novel whose events remain cryptic and largely unexplained. Read full book review >

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JOHN F. KENNEDY AND THE RACE TO THE MOON by John M. Logsdon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Essential to understanding JFK's sponsorship of an historic enterprise linking him to the future."
With new documents now available, a space historian and founder of George Washington University's Space Policy Institute revisits a scholarly topic he pioneered: John F. Kennedy's decision to go to the moon. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"An instructive and encouraging overview that submits that the nation's business glass may be well over half full."
A journalist's persuasive brief for the intriguing proposition that American business has taken a turn for the better over the past couple of decades. Read full book review >

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THE EIGHTH DAY by John Case
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"A standard come-to-realize, run-like-hell plot (consult your Collected Alfred Hitchcock), but Case, who writes so very well, keeps it all at a merry boil."
Briskly paced thriller from Case (The Syndrome, 2001, etc.), with high-tech gadgetry, old-fashioned melodrama, and much ado about "gray goo." Read full book review >

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THE MURDER ARTIST by John Case
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"It's all in the telling, and Case does it just right: no clue, moment, or character unturned."
Searching for his kidnapped twin sons, a TV journalist follows an eerie trail. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST HORSEMAN by John Case
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 1998

"Far more realistic than Stephen King's superflu in The Stand."
Superchilling tale of the Spanish Flu's revival (which killed 20 to 30 million people in 1918)from the pseudonymous Case (the well-received biotech thriller The Genesis Code, 1997). Read full book review >

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THE SYNDROME by John Case
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Strip off the biomedical razzle-dazzle, and what's left is old-hat megalomaniac melodrama."
Husband-and-wife writing team Jim and Carolyn Hougan have done good work under the Case pseudonym (The First Horseman, 1998, etc.), but they stumble here with an overlong thriller about brain implants and other mind-boggling developments. Read full book review >