Search Results: "John Prados"


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THE FAMILY JEWELS by John Prados
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An impressive research effort showing how, when it comes to current political affairs, the past is almost always prologue."
A scholarly book about the dirty operations of the American government that feels like it has been ripped from the headlines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"The engrossing text (marred only by a patent reluctance to trust the motives of military brass and their civilian masters) includes 64 photos (not seen), plus 16 helpful maps."
A blow-by-blow overview of the Khe Sanh siege, which, more than 20 years after, still ranks among the Vietnam War's most controversial episodes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"A thoughtful look at the shadow government, unlikely to win Colby or the CIA any new admirers."
Can America find it in its heart to love—or at least forgive—one of the architects of the Vietnam debacle and the Cold War? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 1991

"A reflective, well-written, and much-needed history of a powerful and obscure institution, and a lesson on the self- perpetuating nature of bureaucracies. (Thirty-nine b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A weighty and absorbing history of the metastatic growth of the National Security Council from a small advisory board into a vastly powerful bureaucratic colossus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 1998

"An original account of the Vietnam War, interpreted logistically."
An intriguing analysis of the American war in Vietnam, as seen through the prism of the North Vietnamese supply line known as the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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Released: July 5, 2016

"A book every serious World War II student will want."
An in-depth study of the clash of the Japanese and Allied navies in Leyte Gulf, possibly the greatest naval battle of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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Released: July 5, 2011

"Prados has done his homework, writes fine battle descriptions and makes a convincing case that events during the summer of 1944 predicted the subsequent course of the war."
A fresh point of view on the 1944 battle that emphasizes intelligence, logistics and the battle's unexpected strategic consequences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A well-crafted addition to the canon of World War II military histories."
Prados (Normandy Crucible: The Decisive Battle that Shaped World War II in Europe, 2011, etc.) takes on the widely held view that the Battle of Midway in 1942 was the decisive victory that gave Allied forces a key advantage over the Japanese. 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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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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