Search Results: "John R. Bruning"


BOOK REVIEW

INDESTRUCTIBLE by John R. Bruning
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Certainly flawed, but it should appeal to readers who enjoy a good adventure and/or war story."
The story of how one man's struggle to free his family after the fall of the Philippines in World War II inspired him to create new weapons systems that hastened the Allied victory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Golembesky clearly admires the valor of his fellow Marines, but a conviction that the Afghan war has long been a costly, corrupted quagmire pervades this military memoir."
Grim account of wearying combat in Afghanistan by a Marine Special Operations unit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRIDENT by Jason Redman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A curiously unsatisfying memoir of personal development through service in an elite military team, introspective but not very insightful."
In a debut memoir, a young Navy SEAL describes his maturation as a military leader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Take his word for it: 'War's a bitch, wear a helmet.'"
Staccato account of infantry combat in Iraq. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Fascinating and informative content, poorly delivered."
"We don't have to become our enemies to defeat them," declares a U.S. Air Force officer who led a team of interrogators in Iraq. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOCK FACTOR by Jack  Coughlin
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Will appeal to veteran and aspiring warriors, as well as conservative readers."
Grim account of combat tours in Iraq, where Marine and National Guard snipers made a crucial difference. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2011

"Burton should receive an A for effort. If in truth he has identified the killer—he concedes he has not identified a second man who drove the getaway car—he should receive an A+ as a detective."
A former U.S. State Department intelligence officer tries to solve a 1973 murder case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"Well-told combat narrative that raises disturbing questions about America's professionalized military and the post-9/11 objectives with which they've been tasked."
Grim, gritty account of infantry combat on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, from a youthful lieutenant determined to act nobly amid violence and chaos. Read full book review >

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MARCH ON
by Julie Danielson

This past weekend, I managed to catch the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women while in town for the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference. If, like me, you marched (or couldn’t make one, yet wholeheartedly supported the notion of a march), you may wonder: What is next? I think a lot of people, women in particular, have this top ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GILGAMESH by John R. Maier
translated by John R. Maier, edited by John Gardner
Released: Oct. 5, 1984

"But any intelligent effort to popularize that enigmatic primeval masterpiece is more than welcome."
Too fussy and detailed for the casual reader, too amateurish for the scholar, this curious collaboration between novelist Gardner (completed just before his fatal motorcycle crash in 1982) and English professor Maier (SUNY, Brockport), with help from Assyriologist Richard A. Henshaw (Colgate Rochester Div. Read full book review >