Search Results: "Joseph B. McCullough"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

Scholars and researchers may delight in this collection of Twain editorials and sketches from his days at the Buffalo (N.Y.) Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"There are many books on the subject of hurricanes, but the personal experience enriches this one and makes it particularly appealing for middle-school readers. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
The heart of this informative introduction to the deadly potential of hurricanes is New York Times reporter Treaster's own experience covering Katrina in New Orleans in 2005. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 1994

"Nonetheless, an engrossing and cautionary take on a consequential industry whose welfare is everybody's business. (16 pages of photos, not seen) (First serial to the Wall Street Journal; author tour)"
An informative if overlong account of how American car makers regained much of the ground they had lost during the 1980s to foreign rivals in their own backyard and Europe. Read full book review >

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CAESAR by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 1997

"Maps, glossary, and photos of sculptured portraits of the time. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection/Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
The story of Caesar's Gallic Wars (roughly 5851 b.c.) and return to Rome warfare, followed fictively and, in the main, meticulously, from Caesar's Commentaries. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2002

"A rousing and richly satisfying take on some of history's real beings."
Sixth and last in McCullough's series detailing the death throes of the Roman Republic (Caesar, 1997, etc.): an intelligent page-turning epic that seamlessly mixes love, gore, and ambition. Read full book review >

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DON'T EXPECT MAGIC by Kathy McCullough
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Fans of the burgeoning paranormal-humor genre will find plenty to like in this debut. (Paranormal comedy. 12 & up)"
Reeling from her mother's unexpected death, a teen curmudgeon is packed off to live with her distant father, a life coach who is secretly an actual fairy godfather, in this slyly humorous, but predictable romance. Read full book review >

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MORGAN’S RUN by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"Bracing stuff. Like the Victorian novelists she emulates, McCullough (Caesar, 1997, etc.) can simultaneously instruct and inspire—and wring a tear or two."
McCullough takes a Roman holiday and returns to more familiar territory—her native Australia—to tell the tale of an unjustly convicted man transported to the penal colony of Botany Bay. Read full book review >

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THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD by David McCullough
NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 1968

"Perhaps of local interest-but it lacks the Lord-ly touch."
The Johnstown Flood was one of the greatest natural disasters of all time (actually manmade, since it was precipitated by a wealthy country club dam which had long been the source of justified misgivings). Read full book review >

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THE GRASS CROWN by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"With glossary and maps. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for November)"
Volume two of McCullough's triumphant Roman series. Read full book review >

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FORTUNE'S FAVORITES by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 1993

"But the author's fidelity to sources, her witty glossary, and strong narration offer some firm ground and exciting speculation. (Maps and illustrations) (Literary Guild Dual Selection for January; First printing of 100,000)"
In her third majestic tale of Rome (83-69 B.C.), McCullough spotlights three mighty beings and the frictive sparks from their occasional interactions: Sulla, Dictator of Rome, whose early career was chronicled in The First Man in Rome (1990) and The Grass Crown (1991); the military juggernaut Pompey; and the great Julius Caesar, ``the greatest prime mover of them all.'' Again, McCullough brings order to the mighty tangle of battles and political strategies of ancient heavyweights—in the Forum Romanum or in the tents of war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Demonstrates clearly that while viruses can be deadly, humans may have more to fear from humanity itself. (16 pages photos, not seen) (First printing of 100,000; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour; radio satellite tour)"
Adventures of two gutsy physicians fighting deadly viruses amidst political chicanery and under incredibly harsh and primitive conditions. ``Level 4'' refers to the biosafety standards required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for working with lethal agents. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH KANON
by Clayton Moore

In an age when America’s intelligence services aren’t always portrayed in the best light, Joseph Kanon’s new novel about the Cold War seems starkly elegant by comparison. In our starred review, Kirkus says of Defectors, “...not since Le Carré’s A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one.”

The novel is an intimate ...


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