Search Results: "Karl Marlantes"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IT IS LIKE TO GO TO WAR by Karl Marlantes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"A valiant effort to explain and make peace with war's awesome consequences for human beings."
A manual for soldiers or anyone interested in what can happen to mind, body and spirit in the extreme circumstances of war. Read full book review >

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MATTERHORN by Karl Marlantes
Released: April 1, 2010

"Readable and well written, though not quite in the class of Tim O'Brien, Philip Caputo, Michael Herr, Robert Stone and other top-flight literary chroniclers of the war in Vietnam."
An ambitious first novel about the Vietnam War, written over three decades by a Marine veteran of the fight. Read full book review >

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SON OF THE ROUGH SOUTH by Karl Fleming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2005

"The author's talents as a historian far outweigh his abilities as an autobiographer."
A long-time Newsweek journalist piggybacks his life's story onto the most important news event of his career: the turbulent drama of the civil rights movement. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"Nuanced, balanced and accessible—essential reading for anyone trying to make sense of China today."
Sharply observed account of what happens, both good and bad, when a group of more than a billion people start seriously shopping. Read full book review >

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PIRATE SUN by Karl Schroeder
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Still enormously talented work, but at this point the series needs less of Schroeder's trademark zero-gee swashbuckling and more of the astonishing and sometimes terrifying ideas behind it all."
Third entry (Queen of Candesce, 2007, etc.) in Schroeder's series—call it pirate-punk—where corsairs and would-be emperors do weightless battle from wooden-hulled airships inside a gigantic space habitat. Read full book review >

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OCEAN LINERS by Karl Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A fascinating voyage. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
From the earliest days, the ships that carried passengers across the oceans have been wreathed in an aura of romance and mystery and have entranced generations of aficionados. Read full book review >

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FLY! by Karl Newsom Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Toddlers will cheer this tale of exploration while simultaneously jumping to their feet to try every action, right along with Fly. (appended bug facts) (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young fly struggles to find his special talent. Read full book review >

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ON THE NATURE OF HUMAN ROMANTIC INTERACTION by Karl Iagnemma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2003

"Meteoric, and still going up."
Strong first collection from a robotics researcher at MIT who knows, despite it all, that heart is every bit as important as math. Read full book review >

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THE JUDAS FACTOR by Karl Evanzz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Vastly convincing, ending in a bloodbath of assassinations. (First printing of 40,000)"
Timely look at the death of Malcolm X—in a book set for publication three days after Spike Lee's film Malcolm X opens. Read full book review >

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THE INSURRECTIONIST by Herb Karl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"For a reader who knows nothing at all about John Brown, this is a satisfactory but not altogether inspiring place to start."
A docudrama about the insurgent abolitionist John Brown (1800-1859). Read full book review >

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LONDON IN THE 1890s by Karl Beckson
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 1993

Centering on literary London and on events and ideas relevant mostly to writers, this history is too narrowly conceived to be, as the subtitle says, ``cultural.'' But as a literary historian, Beckson (English/Brooklyn College) excels in colorful and detailed narration. Read full book review >

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The Theory of Talking to Trees by Karl Dehmelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Strong prose, but this novel's chief conceit falters."
A writer's friendship with a mentally ill man sustains him through a painful crisis in this novel. Read full book review >