Search Results: "Karl Marlantes"


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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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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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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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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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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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AMERICA ALIVE by Jean Karl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 1994

"And what a magnificent forest it is. (Bibliography; index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Karl (The Search for the Ten-Winged Dragon, 1990, etc.) admits in her foreword that America Alive is by no means a complete history of this land. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"The author's humane proposal for economic reform, far from impractical, makes for provocative reading for development specialists."
A book to make Wall Street quake—if Wall Street paid attention to the developing world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 1998

"Maier is masterful at the fast sprint of reportage, but he's simply unable to go the distance with this book."
A hopeful, if not entirely convincing, prismatic portrait of Africa in transition, by a longtime Africa correspondent for the Independent of England. 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 >