Search Results: "Lloyd C. Gardner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Uncovering valuable new factual evidence, Gardner ably guides the reader through the perilous chess game that has played out in the region since WWII."
A useful prequel to the author's The Long Road to Baghdad: A History of U.S. Foreign Policy from the 1970s to the Present (2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 1993

"Some useful information clearly presented, but, overall—to adapt the famous Churchill phrase—a pudding in search of a theme."
Largely familiar tale of great-power politics prior to and during WW II; by Gardner (History/Rutgers; Approaching Vietnam, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Gardner's suggestion that Vietnam was in some measure a moral drama played out in the dark recesses of LBJ's conscience is an intriguing, controversial contribution to the ongoing debate on the war, one that he backs up with thorough research and sound scholarship."
An accidentally timely rejoinder to Robert McNamara's recently published memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"A worthwhile contribution to our ongoing national debate about the balance between national security and privacy and about the line between sedition and dissent."
Who poses the greater threat to the United States: the spymasters and their "enormous power" or the leakers "who occasionally expose them?" Read full book review >

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KILLING MACHINE by Lloyd C. Gardner
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"An evenhanded yet grim assessment of the growing consensus regarding 'the lethal presidency.'"
Straightforward, rigorous account of how President Barack Obama's embrace of high-tech militarism is changing the parameters of the presidency. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Gardner ably pursues strategy and context as sources of political constraint and tension, providing a useful overview of Egypt's dealings with the U.S. Pair with Steven A. Cook's The Struggle for Egypt (2011), which provides greater detail on the variegated inputs at the local level."
Solid account of Egypt's still-developing political transformation and how it has related to the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A vital primer to the slow-motion conflagration of American foreign policy."
Precise narrative connects the dots between Vietnam and Gulf War II, primarily from a political and diplomatic perspective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TICKTOCK BANNEKER'S CLOCK by Shana Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Of greater use in STEM units than in American history studies. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
An African-American inventor of the 18th-century designs and builds a new-style clock. Read full book review >

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DOCTOR MEOW’S BIG EMERGENCY by Sam Lloyd
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Inaugurates the Whoops-a-Daisy World series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Under the auspices of the Kiss-it-Better Hospital, the intrepid Dr. Meow turns catastrophe into a happy ending. Read full book review >

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MR. PUSSKINS by Sam Lloyd
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Never mind the deficiency of details about how a cat can dial a phone, this shaggy story of 'cattitude' is amusing and unadulterated fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Meet Mr. Pusskins: The orange tabby on the cover scowling underneath his name and title will make readers grin or even chuckle. Read full book review >

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HOW COULD YOU BE SO HEARTLESS
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Modern-Day Fairy Tale
Bonus Factors:
 Deal with the Devil, Portland
Anti-Bonus Factor: Patti Chase Award for Awful Parenting
Relationship Status: Summer Fling

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face

Aside from finding a cover model who ...


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