Search Results: "Malcolm McConnell"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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: 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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1991

"A firsthand perspective on America's long secret war against Communism, rendered by one of its primary combatants. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A fast-paced, though often rigidly ideological, account of ``covert operations'' by a 40-year veteran of the intelligence battles of the cold war. Read full book review >

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100 VOICES by Scott McConnell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Best suited for browsing, or as a companion to recent biographies, like Anne C. Heller's Ayn Rand and the World She Made (2009)."
Interviews with intimates of the controversial writer, conducted and collected by oral historian and Ayn Rand Archives researcher McConnell. Read full book review >

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DON’T MENTION PIRATES by Sarah McConnell
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Potential pirates will want to uncover this treasure; others may best leave it buried. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A family denies their pirate roots until the scent of buried treasure brings out the pirate in each of them. Read full book review >

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THE LONG GAME by Mitch McConnell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 31, 2016

"Lauding the Senate as a tool of moderation and wise counsel is one thing, behaving moderately and wisely another. More examples of such exemplary conduct would have been welcome in the place of the litany of grumbles."
The Senate majority leader bares all—well, at least his fangs—in this account of a long career on Capitol Hill. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER HEARTED by David McConnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Powerful atmospherics are not enough to sustain this ambitious study of corruption."
McConnell debuts with an enigmatic potpourri of violent intrigue and homoeroticism. Read full book review >