Search Results: "John F. Marszalek"


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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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SHERMAN by John F. Marszalek
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Despite his sometimes heavy-handed psychobiographical theme, Marszalek succeeds in making this gruff, complex warrior come alive."
An exhaustive but engaging biography that plumbs the personality of William Tecumseh Sherman—and attempts to explain the Civil War general's personal and military decisions as arising from a psychological need for order and control. Read full book review >

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The Power of Uncertainty  by John F. Loase
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Makes many good points and portrays a writer of intellect and compassion, but the arguments struggle to coalesce into a meaningful statement, likely leaving many readers underwhelmed."
An intelligent and impassioned, albeit not quite cohesive, argument for uncertainty and a foundation in the arts. Read full book review >

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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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Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"The didactic drill includes realistic maps, diagrams, tables, and line drawings throughout."
During the 1960's, programmed instruction was voguish in commercial and institutional as well as educational circles. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Less a polemic than a tool to foster closer consideration of an idea whose time may or may not have come. (Tables, maps, and charts throughout)"
The official evaluator of the country's first private-school voucher program reports on his provocative but often inconclusive findings. Read full book review >

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THE FREEDOM PLAN: AN AMERICAN ANSWER TO HEALTH CARE REFORM by John F. Perry
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 2013

"A problematic prescription for an infirm industry."
In his debut, Perry, a practicing physician for 40 years, examines the ailing American health care system and proposes a solution. 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 >

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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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SHARKS HAVE SIX SENSES by John F. Waters
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A distinct and refreshing change of pace from the usual melodramatic shark fare. (glossary, websites) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Paper-collage portraits with only an occasional flash of jagged dentifrice illustrate this appreciative description of how sharks use their extraordinarily sharp senses to find prey. Read full book review >