Search Results: "Landon J. Napoleon"


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ANGELS THREE: THE KAREN PERRY STORY by Landon J. Napoleon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 23, 2015

"An absorbing read that serves as a reminder to cherish every moment."
On the evening before Thanksgiving, an airplane shuttling Perry's ex-husband and three small children crashed into a mountainside, killing them instantly. This biography charts Perry's journey to, and eventually beyond, that "agonizing night." Read full book review >

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Burning Shield: The Jason Schechterle Story by Landon J. Napoleon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2014

"An underdog tale replete with legal battles, gruesome surgeries and a few too many superlatives."
A maimed cop fights to regain his life in this inspiring true story. Read full book review >

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ZIGZAG by Landon J. Napoleon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"An unaffected, moving, and astonishing insight into the heart of a troubled, silent genius."
A remarkable debut portraying the inner life of a disturbed ghetto teenager as he attempts to grow up in the frightening world he's inherited. Read full book review >

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THE RULES OF ACTION by Landon J. Napoleon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"A fast-paced tale of justice in action and a remarkably accurate portrait of a trial lawyer's daily grind."
In Napoleon's novel, a struggling lawyer befriends a local bail bondsman and takes on a case that will change his life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2007

"A fine introduction to Napoleon and his times. (bibliography, picture credits) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In his author's note, Burleigh discusses the fascinating unanswered questions about Napoleon, even after countless books and articles have been written about him. Read full book review >

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J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON by Steven Englund
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A rigorous contribution to the literature surrounding Bonaparte and his time."
An all-encompassing study of the Napoleonic era and the man who gave it its name. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON by Michael Broers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Among the plethora of Napoleon biographies, this is immensely engaging for lay readers."
This first in a two-part biography does an excellent job of delineating the emotional and intellectual development of the Corsican general-turned-French emperor. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON by Andrew Roberts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Other opinionated observers—Paul Johnson, Charles Esdaile, Alan Schom—consider Napoleon a self-absorbed opportunist plagued by his incompetent economics, pugnacious foreign policy, totalitarian government and massive propaganda, but Roberts offers a solid reconsideration."
More books have been written with Napoleon (1769-1821) in the title than there have been days since his death, writes prolific historian and Napoleonic Institute fellow Roberts (The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War, 2011, etc.) in this 800-page doorstop. Entirely conventional and mostly admiring, it fills no great need, but few readers will complain.Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON by Munro Price
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A useful addition to Napoleonic history, but readers well versed in that history will follow the battles and diplomatic machinations better than those with a narrower scope of historical and geographical knowledge."
An exploration of the years between Napoleon's invasion of Russia and his exile to Elbe. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON by Alan Forrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"An open-minded, cleareyed view of a man who manifested the best and the worst of his species."
Forrest (Modern History/Univ. of York; Paris, the Provinces and the French Revolution, 2004, etc.) offers a balanced view of one of history's most complex and controversial characters. Read full book review >