Search Results: "John F. Kasson"


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THE LITTLE GIRL WHO FOUGHT THE GREAT DEPRESSION by John F. Kasson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2014

"Informative and well-researched, Kasson's work offers insight into one of Hollywood's most beloved entertainers, as well as the fascinating connection between politics and entertainment."
A cultural historian examines how the films of Shirley Temple (1928-2014) worked in tandem with New Deal politics to help Americans overcome the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2001

"A broader array of semi-clad men—and a sharper focus—would have done Kasson and the reader a world of good. (80 b&w photos and illustrations)"
Men in loincloths and the crisis of modernity! What's a turn-of-the-century boy to do? Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOWS OF THE GODS by John F. Raines
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 29, 2010

"'The X-Men of Shannara,' if you will, skirmish against elves, rebels, their own masters and, occasionally, the reader's patience, but ultimately win the battle for the attention of young followers in the genre."
In the start to a new heroic-fantasy series, a corps of elite magically mutated "hybrids," humanoid creatures bred to serve an unworthy king, go rogue during a period of war and take destiny into their own hands, wings and claws. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Enriching, deeply personal history."
A sweeping look at nearly 200 years on a Southern plantation, told by a descendant of the slaves who lived there. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 1992

"Splendid tales of combat, but don't look here for what it all meant."
An Air Force officer's vigorous account of the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

A convincing but dense history of the early years of the Red Cross, presented as a cautionary study in moral and political compromise and of assimilation into the international military machine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 1998

From Marszalek (History/Mississippi State Univ.; Sherman, 1992, etc.), a vivid evocation of a dramatic episode that preoccupied and temporarily crippled the Jackson administration. 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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ENDURING COURAGE by John F. Ross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"Ross sweeps readers along in Rickenbacker's thrilling tale."
Energetic look at the World War I ace's early exploits through the prism of exciting modern changes in America. Read full book review >

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LIAM'S PROMISE  by John F. Picciano
MYSTERY THRILLER

"A page-turning thriller debut but one that overreaches by pulling straight from the headlines."
In this debut thriller based upon a real-life 1996 plane crash, a young man must uphold his family's honor while also facing ethical challenges posed by terrorists and the U.S. government. Read full book review >