Search Results: "John Ringo"


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RINGO STARR by Alan Clayson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A poignant portrait of an ordinary man cast in an extraordinary role—and just barely surviving. (Eight pages of b&w photographs.)"
This July, the world's most famous drummer turns 52—old enough, it seems, to merit a full-length biography. Read full book review >

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GHOST by John Ringo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Disturbing and disgusting. An incentive to never read books again."
Mindless, misogynistic military slaughterfest, a change of scene from the author's usual military SF beat (When the Devil Dances, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHEN THE DEVIL DANCES by John Ringo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2001

"Your move."
Third in Ringo's series of military science fiction yarns about an invasion of Earth by the predatory, centaurlike Posleen (the multispecies, pacifist galactic confederation can't fight the Posleen; the dominant Darhel intend to use humans to do the job, but fear the aftermath). Read full book review >

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GUST FRONT by John Ringo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2001

"If you're merely curious—don't start here."
The predicted sequel to A Hymn Before Battle (2000). Read full book review >

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A HYMN BEFORE BATTLE by John Ringo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A spirited, gripping debut: stay tuned for sequels."
The centaur-like, predatory Posleen threaten a peaceful galactic confederation, to whose member races violence is nigh unthinkable. Read full book review >

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RINGO SAVES THE DAY! by Andrew Clements
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"This easy reader's design features two or three sentences per page with varied text placement, a large type-size, and much white space, creating a satisfying reader at the first-grade level with a built-in safety lesson as well. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
The Pets to the Rescue easy reader series presents true stories of animals that have saved lives, providing a dose of realistic drama along with controlled vocabulary and short sentences. Read full book review >

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MARCH UPCOUNTRY by David Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Your move."
Military SF, of course. 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 >

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MARCH TO THE SEA by David Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Another doorstopper with abundant action, lively if predictable complications, and no end in sight: thinly stretched and increasingly tedious."
Sequel—or, better, the second installment of what has metamorphosed into a series—to March Upcountry (p. 372). Read full book review >

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JOHN BIRCH by Terry Lautz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"A useful work that elucidates both the U.S. role in China and some elements of the contemporary conservative mindset."
A serious probe into the life of the Baptist missionary to China who posthumously (and thus unwittingly) served as the right wing's poster child. Read full book review >

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JOHN MARSHALL by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A vigorous account of an influential American life."
A cradle-to-grave biography of the U.S. Supreme Court's longest-serving chief justice. Read full book review >

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JOHN HUSTON by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The author is perhaps a bit overly enamored with his magnificent monster of a subject (and indulges a weakness for strained puns and clumsy humor), but this biography is a serious, intelligent, highly readable reckoning with Huston's outsize legacy."
A richly flavorful biography of John Huston, great director and bona fide man's man. Read full book review >