Search Results: "John H. Waller"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"More than a deft account of some some intriguing spy stories, Waller's history reminds us how crucial intelligence operations were to the war in Europe and to the Allies' ultimate success."
Outdoing the best spy fiction, former CIA inspector general Waller (Beyond the Khyber Pass, 1990, etc.) tells a series of riveting stories about the hidden war between the Germans and the Allies in WW II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"An informal, often entertaining excursion in the history of science."
An iconoclastic, decidedly revisionist look at the hit-or-miss business of science. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"An original, curious subject rendered in readable prose."
A layman's-terms explanation of the mysterious outbreak of a hysterical dance that seized people in the Middle Ages. Read full book review >

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FENWAY FEVER by John H. Ritter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2012

"A surefire winner, full of energy and wonder. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
Beneath "all the festivity and hooplicity" for the 100th anniversary of Boston's Fenway Park looms a calamity no one seems to notice, but a 12-year-old fan and an oddball starting pitcher step up to the plate. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BASEBALL MOON by John H. Ritter
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Three of 'Andy's' songs are added as a special gift at the end of this truly remarkable work. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Andres Ramos has an incredible musical talent that takes the best of jazz, rock, salsa and hip-hop and fuses it into something that is unique and pure. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 30, 2009

"An intriguing invitation to question and resist, rather than simply obey and serve."
Freedom-loving author argues that human progress lies in the individual, not government cure-alls. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO SAVED BASEBALL by John H. Ritter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"A fast-paced, sweet-natured tale for more than just fans. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A team of young ballplayers, who have the will but not necessarily the talent, can save the town's legendary baseball field from developers by winning one crucial game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 30, 2014

"A clearsighted, useful book for photographers looking to turn their snapshots into more compelling, meaningful photographs."
An informative guide that tackles important topics, from what nature photography is to perfecting technique to caring for equipment. Read full book review >

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"An informative collection of essays by an opinionated octogenarian."
Col. Roush fights battles, hunts wild animals around the world, catches record-breaking fish and makes great use of his camera during his long, full life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A beautiful, gracious act of connection with a man who kept his secrets. (8 b&w photos, not seen)"
Journalist and novelist Richardson (In the Little World, 2001, etc.) tries to understand what his abstracted, distant father faced as a high-ranking CIA officer. Read full book review >

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FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES by John H. Lehman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 1993

"Intriguing, small-scale wartime thriller."
An Air Force captain investigates the mid-war murder of a much-disliked colonel in Pleiku, Vietnam. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 17, 1993

"An authoritative overview of the nation's premier criminal organization, and of the greed and hubris that have toppled its leaders time and again. (Photos—16 pp.—not seen.)"
When the feds nailed John Gotti earlier this year, they decapitated a crime syndicate that, according to Davis (Mafia Kingfish, 1988, etc.), numbers perhaps 500 ``soldiers'' and thousands of associates, and nets at least $500 million annually. Read full book review >