Search Results: "Lynne Olson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2017

"Feel-good histories of World War II have fallen out of fashion, but Britain's sole stand against Hitler remains inspiring. Despite the title, the occupied nations that she sheltered did not 'turn the tide,' but Olson delivers an engrossing, sometimes-disturbing account of their energetic efforts."
A "rich, intensely human story" of European cooperation during World War II. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"A nuanced history that captures the intensity of life in a period when victory was not a foregone conclusion."
How the initially fragile Anglo-American alliance was forged in the perilous days of World War II. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2007

"A patient study of what political foot soldiers can accomplish when the need to remove an unpopular boss arises."
Strong account, by historian/journalist Olson (A Question of Honor, 2003, etc.), of the insurgency that ended Neville Chamberlain's appeasement of Hitler. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2013

"A vivid, colorful evocation of a charged era."
A fully fleshed-out portrait of the battle between the interventionists and isolationists in the 18 months leading up to Pearl Harbor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Giving credit where it is long overdue, Olson makes a welcome addition to civil-rights literature."
A celebration of largely forgotten players in the African-American struggle for civil rights. Read full book review >

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CHARLES OLSON by Tom Clark
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1991

"Told at a steady plod that takes Olson's ideas perhaps more seriously than warranted but that points steadily toward the writer's best work."
Life of Charles Olson (1910-70), the ego-driven poet known as Maximum, who fathered ``projective'' verse and became the grand old man of Black Mountain College. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 1996

"A nicely told look back at what was, and a glimpse of what might have been, in the field of broadcast journalism."
An absorbing, frequently poignant narrative about the heroes of CBS radio news, the men and women who set the standards for broadcast journalism during WW II, and about what happened to the heroes, and the standards, in the years that followed. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR LYNNE by John L. Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2014

"Moore's deep familiarity with his characters makes this latest novel a pleasure to read."
Times change, eras end, and memories bleed into the present in Moore's (The Breaking of Ezra Riley, 2012, etc.) slice-of-life novel set in the contemporary West—the fourth entry in his Ezra Riley series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 2003

"A fine portrait, and a well-placed condemnation of a shameful episode in history: the betrayal of Poland."
A lively tale of Poland's famed WWII fighter wing, which contributed materially to the RAF's victory in the Battle of Britain. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A valuable personal look at what can be a horrendously complex process."
A three-year-long, tear-and-wine-soaked correspondence between two women in hot pursuit of motherhood—-evoking a daunting world of fertility treatments and adoption attempts while offering evidence of the power of determination. Read full book review >

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WHAT WOULD LYNNE TILLMAN DO? by Lynne Tillman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 10, 2014

"The world's culture dissected, one cunning, bemused essay at a time."
A miscellany of essays, critiques, narrative explorations and diversions from a literary iconoclast. Read full book review >

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HOW OLIVER OLSON CHANGED THE WORLD by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2009

"Oliver may not change the world by the end of his diorama project, but he will certainly provide a fast-paced, entertaining read to the chapter-book audience. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Third grader Oliver Olson has a problem that may make many young readers envious: His parents have a compulsion to be deeply involved in his homework, to the extent that when he's assigned a diorama on the solar system, Dad and Mom are planning to do all the work. Read full book review >