Search Results: "John J. Gobbell"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN DUTY WHISPERS LOW by John J. Gobbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2002

"The women are matronly babes, everybody says 'swell' with a straight face, and the skullduggery is hokey. But, jeepers, it's the '40s. And the seagoing stuff is dead-on."
America's new top-secret antiaircraft fuse is at the heart of the action in the latest installment of a WWII naval saga (A Code for Tomorrow, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE NEPTUNE STRATEGY by John J. Gobbell
Released: April 5, 2004

"Gobbell is, as always, at home at sea (When Duty Whispers Low, 2002, etc.); it's those ho-hum home-front scenes that persist in gumming up the works."
Back to WWII and the Navy's Todd Ingram confronting his usual sea of troubles—but finding it doubly hard to keep his head above water. Read full book review >

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THE LAST LIEUTENANT by John J. Gobbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 1995

"Lacking Frederick Forsyth's alchemical ability to transform the minutiae of military intrigue into high-voltage suspense, Gobbell is left with a million dramatic details that never quite catch fire."
The fact-based epic of an unconquerable WW II skipper's determination to escape the surrender of Corregidorpublished to coincide with the 50th anniversary of V-J Day. Read full book review >

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YELLOW MESQUITE by John J. Asher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"An engaging, if somewhat conventional, depiction of an artist's struggle to find a community and maintain his integrity in 20th -century America."
From childhood, Harley Jay Buchanan views the world through the eyes of an artist, and his drive to develop this vision leads him from 1960s rural Texas to the dynamic, if pretentious, bohemian neighborhoods of New York in this coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Especially recommended for readers who enjoy historical context with their great books."
A doctor looks at symptoms afflicting writers from the Elizabethan era to the mid-20th century. Read full book review >

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RUN IN THE FAM’LY by John J. McLaughlin
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"McLaughlin delivers stirring imagery, a deeply moving look at American poverty and, most impressively of all, a realistic, relatable character in Jake Robertson."
In Oakland, a young man struggles to rise out of poverty and take care of his girlfriend and infant son, but his past seems to prevent him from moving forward. Read full book review >

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HEADWIND by John J. Nance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Hugely entertaining: a gripper that not only battles heavy headwinds while fuel runs low but plunges you headfirst into a meat-grinder of international legal complexities."
Retired Air Force pilot Nance shows the same skill at guiding a thriller through white-knuckle weather as he did as a civilian landing a 737. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Discussion of them requires reasoned analysis and sensitive argumentation, neither of which is to be found in this decidedly odd manifesto."
A predictable polemic against the multiculturalist threat to assimilation, or what the author, vice president of the Center for Equal Opportunity (and formerly a fellow with the Heritage Foundation), calls "Americanization." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Students of biblical history and the messianic idea can rest assured that they are in competent hands. (b&w photos, maps, not seen)"
A scholarly work with considerable contemporary relevance that traces the Jewish messianic idea through its many ancient manifestations. Read full book review >