Search Results: "John W. Dean"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NIXON DEFENSE by John W. Dean
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 29, 2014

"Essential to anyone's library of Nixoniana."
About that 18-and-a-half minutes of lost tape…. 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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WARREN G. HARDING by John Dean
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2004

"Unlikely to rehabilitate Harding by itself, but a useful view of the long-forgotten leader."
Brief account of a failed, scandal-ridden presidency, seen through the eyes of someone quite familiar with such things. Read full book review >

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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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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Despite its quirks, a worthy addition to the reference library. Of potential use to law students and professors, lawyers and laypersons alike."
A straightforward, alphabetized compendium of approximately 5,000 terms, proper names and concepts. Read full book review >

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PLAGUE! by John Farndon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Pass this regrettable title and its companions by. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Gory bits of information offered in brief text and amusing cartoon illustrations combine for a quick exploration of various epidemics throughout history. Read full book review >

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CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE by John W. Dennehy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2016

"A colorful and captivating time-travel adventure with fearsome creatures."
A punk rocker wakes up in a Victorian world where unusual beasts plague Boston—still under British rule—in this debut steampunk thriller. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2014

"A fascinating look into the thoughts of a historian whose career deserves to be revived."
A collection of letters written by a prominent but largely forgotten historian during the World War II era. Read full book review >

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EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
by Leila Roy

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
—First Amendment to the United States Constitution

 

As I’m sure we’ve all noticed, certain ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 16, 1996

"In fact, all that's missing here is a do-it-yourself model of Aubrey's ship, HMS Surprise."
For armchair seafarers who who follow every adventure of Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin but have no idea where on earth Christmas Island is, let alone how far it is from Annamooka, here is the ideal (if unauthorized) Baedeker. Read full book review >