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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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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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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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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THE TOOM COUNTY MUD RACE by Herb Karl
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"A patchy but nonstop first novel. (Fiction. 13-16)"
High-schooler Jackie Crockett, his aptly nicknamed sidekick Juan ``Snake'' Gomez, and Bonnie Galloway, his steady-cum- mechanic are determined to win the mud race even though it means driving through country so swampy that even fancy four-wheel- drive vehicles have been known to sink without a trace. Read full book review >

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PAPA AND FIDEL by Karl Alexander
Released: April 15, 1989

Alexander showed passable daring in his earlier fantasy novel Time After Time (1979)—in which H.G. Wells was pursued by Jack the Ripper—but this time he is out of his depth. Read full book review >