Search Results: "John Gwynne"


BOOK REVIEW

MALICE by John Gwynne
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Gwynne's effort pales in comparison to George R.R. Martin's gold-standard work, but it's nothing bad; the story grinds to a halt at points, but at others, there's plenty of action."
A middling Middle Earth-ish extravaganza with all the usual thrills, chills, spills and frills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 2008

"A lucid but grim accounting of the bites earned and yet to come by our government's having shaken up a hornet's nest."
The neocon faithful diligently search for the good news out of Iraq, which they complain the media never covers—what London-based military analyst Dyer offers will be kryptonite to that crowd. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"The ringside format takes some getting used to, but it ultimately affords as vividly clear an explanation of the BCCI conspiracy as we're apt to get anytime soon. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
An unconventional but thorough audit of the failed Bank of Credit and Commerce International, by a pair of Time correspondents whose coverage of the stateless institution's scandalous collapse earned them a slew of journalism awards. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHILE YOU ARE ASLEEP by Gwynne L. Isaacs
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 5, 1991

"Good debuts for both author and illustrator. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's night, but many people are working: Marsha, who works in an all-night doughnut shop; Donald, a gas station attendant; and all the people who help get Donald's wife to the hospital to have a baby—telephone operator, policeman, taxi driver. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A superb treat for all gridiron fans."
Think baseball is slow? Then imagine football without a passing offense, which, as historian/journalist Gwynne (Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson, 2014, etc.) ably shows, is no mere thought experiment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REBEL YELL by S.C. Gwynne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A satisfying biography though less exhaustive in its approach than Robert Krick's Conquering the Valley (1996) and somewhat less fluent than James Robertson's Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend (1997)."
Wide-ranging biography of the larger-than-life Confederate leader, a "sobersided, regulation-bound general" who emerges as an ever stranger figure with the passage of years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 25, 2010

"A welcome contribution to the history of Texas, Westward expansion and Native America."
An appropriately fast-paced life of Comanche leader Quanah Parker and his band, the last Native free riders on the plains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATCH THE ZOLT by Phillip Gwynne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Readers won over by Dom will hope the next installment brings some clarity to the over-the-top plot. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Imported from Australia, this volume kicks off a series chronicling how one young man deals with a highly unusual family legacy that goes back generations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A reasonable but not rosy view of a subject that too often produces hysteria."
Unsettling scenarios depicting the world in the next 50 years, similar to the current planet but significantly hotter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAR by Gwynne Dyer
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Provocative, agile and very well argued, with an a-ha! moment on nearly every page."
An anthropological and psychological account of the human propensity for organized murderous mischief. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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