Search Results: "Marina Keegan"


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THE OPPOSITE OF LONELINESS by Marina Keegan
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 8, 2014

"A well-deserved tribute to a talented young writer."
A collection of essays and short stories by a Yale graduate whose untimely death at age 22 cut short a promising journalistic and literary career. Read full book review >

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PUEBLO BOY by Marcia Keegan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"An authentic glimpse of the positive side of Pueblo life. (Biography. 7-11)"
While living in many ways like a typical American child, a young Native American also learns about his people's history and traditions. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING by Nicola Keegan
Released: July 17, 2009

"Flags a little at the finish line, but nonetheless well worth plunging into."
Energetic first novel shows a talented athlete moving toward the Olympics and away from a Kansas family crippled by emotional instability and grievous loss. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST WORLD WAR by John Keegan
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1999

"A narrative that yields insight at every turn on this near-endless stalemate, as well as serving as an object lesson on the dark mysteries that await even those best-prepared for war."
In this sterling account of the tragic and unnecessary conflict that inaugurated a century of horror, British military historian Keegan (Fields of Battle: The Wars for North America, 1996, etc.) ranges from Olympian assessments of leaders to searing depictions of suffering common soldiers. Read full book review >

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THE MASK OF COMMAND by John Keegan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 1987

"The text includes illustrations and maps (not seen)."
In aid of an obvious albeit inescapable conclusion, Keegan (Six Armies in Normandy, 1982; The Face of Battle, 1976; etc.) offers a virtuoso appreciation of military leadership down through the ages. Read full book review >

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EUSTACE & CLYDE by Marina Aizen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Warm and cheerful with just a dash of house-hunting entertainment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two koala bears look for a new home that's a little less crowded and noisy, but the search isn't so simple in Aizen's (Mary Had a Little Lamb, 2013, etc.) newest picture book. Read full book review >

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ANTARCTICA by Claire Keegan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Carefully worked tales that are as good as many and better than most."
A first collection from Irish-born Keegan spans the Atlantic, touching down in rural Ireland and the southern US—with results often familiar or stretched-for, yet deftly done and alluringly readable. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1982

"If anyone can convert the thoughtful reader to 'war books,' it will be Keegan."
From the author of The Face of Battle: a dazzler among military histories. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 28, 1989

"The concise text includes 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations (not seen)."
Keegan (The Mask of Command, 1987); Six Armies in Normandy, 1982; The Face of Battle, 1976; etc.) here offers a bravura appreciation of naval power down through the ages. Read full book review >

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A HISTORY OF WARFARE by John Keegan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"While all civilizations may owe their origins—if not their existence—to war, Keegan concludes that global survival depends on our curbing humanity's vast capacity for destructive violence—and on this score, readers of his superb new survey will find, he's cautiously optimistic."
With his usual fluent mastery, Keegan (The Price of Admiralty, 1989, etc.) offers provocative perspectives on armed conflict through the ages. Read full book review >

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WINSTON CHURCHILL by John Keegan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2002

"Sturdy and illuminating: of interest to students of modern British history and the conduct of WWII."
A capable, brief study of Great Britain's renowned wartime leader and the troubled course of his passionate—if hardly compassionate—conservatism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1976

"This is a book unusual in its research and intelligence, to be read by everyone—and not least our military leadership."
Sixty years ago, Pound argued for a scholarship of the telling fact; he would have to commend this splendid history, in which John Keegan gives us the spectacle of battle with such luminous and precise detail that not only battle's gruesome distress for the common soldier, but also the circumjacent conditions of battles fought and won, become vividly clear. Read full book review >