Search Results: "Malcolm McConnell"


BOOK REVIEW

MALCOLM by Bruce Perry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1991

"A complex portrait that successfully illuminates the inner conflicts that drove Malcolm X to greatness and destruction."
Perry (ed., The Last Speeches of Malcolm X—not reviewed) uses hundreds of interviews, government records, and Malcolm X's own speeches and letters to present a lively, critical biography of the black nationalist hero. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An excellent narrative of the invasion, and a superb education in American military technology. (Maps and photos—not seen.)"
McConnell (Into the Mouth of a Cat, 1984, etc.) presents a compelling, crisply narrated account of America's 1989 invasion of Panama. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 13, 2002

"Fresh perspectives on the oft-chronicled Japanese surrender should ensure that general readers will enjoy this as much as military history enthusiasts."
A radio operator on the final US bombing mission over Japan teams with military historian McConnell (Inside Hanoi's Secret Archive, 1995, etc.) to chronicle that mission's unintended effect on a nationalist attempt to prevent Emperor Hirohito's surrender. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 25, 1995

"Access to Vietnamese records makes this the definitive closure of a sad chapter in American history and must reading for all those interested in the topic."
A timely and well-presented work that seeks to dispel the myth that there are still American POWs held in Southeast Asia. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 31, 2000

"What emerges most clearly is a portrait of a complex, compelling spokesman who was growing and changing up to the moment he was cut down. (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
With but a light sprinkling of names and dates, Myers condenses his Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary (1993) to picture- book length. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A swift, engrossing summary of a life and a way of life. (8 pages photos, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection; author tour)"
The retired, highly decorated chief of disguise for the CIA highlights his adventurous 25-year career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MALCOLM X by Manning Marable
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2011

"A bold, sure-footed, significant biography of enormous depth and feeling."
A candid, corrective look at the Nation of Islam leader and renegade—and a deeply informed investigation of the evolution of his thinking on race and revolution. Read full book review >

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MALCOLM X by Jack Rummel
Released: March 22, 1989

In the "Black Americans of Achievement" series, a biography of a noted black militant of the 60's. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2009

"Useful only to true believers and admirers of Rumsfeld and Cheney."
A good soldier turns in a dutiful memoir of life in uniform. Read full book review >

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MALCOLM X by Walter Dean Myers
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

A fervent portrait of the controversial man who "put the hard edge on the [civil rights] movement" and "scared America" with his anger. Read full book review >

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MALCOLM X by Michael Friedly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 1992

"1290; Benjamin Karim's Remembering Malcolm, reviewed below), the most revealing about the killing. (Eight-page photo insert.)"
One of three Malcolm X books (so far) set to appear along with Spike Lee's epic film. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 1992

"A most rewarding remembrance. (Illustrations.)"
Admirably modest, intimate, and compelling dual bio/memoir of Malcolm X and his assistant minister Benjamin Goodman, now Benjamin Karim. Read full book review >