Search Results: "Michael Jones"


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AFTER HITLER by Michael Jones
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A skillful historian demonstrates how courage and hope characterized the last act of the great campaign to bring peace to Europe 70 years ago."
A detailed account of the final 10 days of World War II in Europe depicts, in full color, the collapse of the Nazi war machine and, with it, the genesis of the Cold War. Read full book review >

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BOSWORTH 1485 by Michael Jones
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An admirable, mildly revisionist update on a widely misunderstood king."
The 2012 discovery of Richard III's remains produced a flurry of accounts of the famous Shakespearean villain whose short reign ended in the battle that launched the Tudor dynasty. In this latest, British historian Jones (After Hitler: The Last Days of the Second World War in Europe, 2015, etc.) rocks no boats and agrees with most modern scholars that Richard (1452-1485) was not such a bad fellow.Read full book review >

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THE RETREAT by Michael Jones
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Despite inadequate maps, this is a useful and painful reminder that the Battle of Britain and invasion of Normandy contributed far less to Hitler's defeat than the Russian front, where a viciously dirty war inflicted 75-80 percent of German casualties."
A gripping slog through the first winter on the eastern front of World War II. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Ricardians rejoice!"
Exciting, engagingly narrated tale of the "search to discover the real Richard III," co-authored by screenwriter Langley and historian Jones (Total War: From Stalingrad to Berlin, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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THE SAGA OF ERIK THE VIKING by Terry Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"An enjoyable volume. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Erik and his crew go in search of "the land where the sun goes at night." Read full book review >

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AFTER THE RACE by Michael B Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2014

"A gloomy, sometimes-alarming tale of alcoholism, one that questions whether a drunk can blame the drink or his own wickedness."
Jones' somber first novel is the story of a man whose alcoholism weighs on his own life and the lives of his family, particularly his teenage son. Read full book review >

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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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THROUGH KENNY'S EYES by Carol Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2014

"Often meandering but emotionally rich nonetheless."
In this debut memoir, a husband and wife explore the unexpected spiritual opportunities that follow a terminal cancer diagnosis. Read full book review >

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ORANGE, TRIANGLE, FOX by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"What this and its companion lack in clarity of concepts, they make up for in character. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
An exploration of colors, shapes and animals. Read full book review >

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READY FOR WEATHER by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A plainspoken and effective introduction to the spectrum of weather patterns, with color identification as a bonus. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little readers learn the value of dressing properly for various weather conditions. Read full book review >