Search Results: "John Lewis Gaddis"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 2006

"Still, this is an attractive portrait of a 'living legend' and a good match with Delivering Justice (2006), also by Haskins and Andrews. (timeline) (Picture book. 7-12)"
"John Lewis was born at a time when the winds of change were blowing." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Gaddis has written a lively, deeply informed summary, the most accessible and compelling guide to the international conflicts, issues, and dominant ideologies of the early Cold War era."
An elegantly written, vivid history of the early years of the Cold War, culminating with the Bay of Pigs crisis. Read full book review >

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GEORGE F. KENNAN by John Lewis Gaddis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"A well-rounded treatment of the life of a man who made significant contributions to his country and the world at large."
The long-awaited authorized biography of George F. Kennan (1904-2005), the creator of America's Cold War containment strategy. Read full book review >

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THE COLD WAR by John Lewis Gaddis
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 29, 2005

"A superb introduction to a complex period in world history."
Cold War scholar Gaddis fashions a short but comprehensive account of what JFK called our "long twilight struggle." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Provocative, polymathic, pleasurable. (Illustrations throughout)"
Entertaining, masterful disquisition on the aims, limitations, design, and methods of historiography. Read full book review >

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LEWIS by A. Barsell Carlyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 2009

"An enjoyable beach read for men, but suspense lags until the final pages."
A debut novel of men's fiction/suspense. Read full book review >

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C.S. LEWIS by Michael White
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A readable, balanced portrait of a great humanist."
Prolific English biographer White (Leonardo, 2000, etc.) delineates in lively fashion the less than saintly life of the Christian apologist, children's author, Luddite, and fuddy-duddy Oxford don. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 8, 1997

"A charming if terse summary of the journey; readers wanting a detailed history should look elsewhere. (First printing of 100,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
Duncan's second book on the Lewis and Clark expedition (Out West, 1987) is the companion volume to the newest documentary by Burns, scheduled to air on public television stations in early November. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 12, 1995

"Cohen sees Dodgson finally as a talented, upright, melancholy figure, but does not fully integrate Carroll into this protean man. (135 illustrations, not seen)"
Cohen, the editor of Carroll's herculean correspondence, succeeds with the man's Victorian character—both the academic and the eccentric elements—but misses the point of Carroll's pointless nonsense. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Biography. 12+)"
Latimer, a self-taught draftsman, drew up Bell's patent application for the telephone (delivered to the Patent Office only hours before a rival claim) and went on to frame many of Edison's patents, help him improve the light bulb, and supervise the installation of electrical systems in several cities. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >