Search Results: "Michael Kilian"


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THE BIG SCORE by Michael Kilian
Released: Oct. 11, 1993

"Most of the characters are repellent, but if Kilian ever slides over to mysteries, Chief Zany Rawlings would do nicely in a recurring role."
An artist is drawn back into his family's rather sordid business and into the orbit of an odious Trump-style real-estate developer in Chicago. Read full book review >

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ANTIETAM ASSASSINS by Michael Kilian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Like its series forerunners, Harry's adventure provides abundant historical detail and myriad plot twists in lieu of any considerable mystery."
A Pinkerton agent meets General Lee's army and barely escapes with his life. Read full book review >

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A GRAVE AT GLORIETA by Michael Kilian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"The humorless, colorless prose is also no help."
A little-known 1862 battle provides the jumping-off point for Kilian's fourth Civil War mystery (The Ironclad Alibi, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE LAST VIRGINIA GENTLEMAN by Michael Kilian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 1992

"Upstairs, Downstairs in the saddle."
Politicians, thugs, and the gentry tangle in the beautiful horse-country of the Old Dominion. Read full book review >

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MAJOR WASHINGTON by Michael Kilian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 1998

"Once past the leaden, pseudo18th-century colonial prose, it becomes clear that Kilian's tale is less about Washington and more about the crazy things men do when they're in loveand about the awful price women must pay as the objects of such inspiration."
Creaky and ponderous but occasionally eye-opening take on George Washington's less-than-brilliant career as spy, commander, and possible instigator of the French and Indian War. Read full book review >

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THE IRONCLAD ALIBI by Michael Kilian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2002

"Although the mystery is generously plotted, Harry (A Killing at Ball's Bluff, 2000, etc.), a most timely witness to history, isn't much of a spy."
Dispatched by spymaster Allen Pinkerton behind Confederate lines to gather information about "the Monster"—the rumored refitting of the captured Union ship Merrimack into an ironclad warship invulnerable to enemy fire—Virginia scion Harrison Raines, arriving in Richmond just in time for President Jefferson Davis's inaugural, stumbles on a bit of luck: his former romantic rival Palmer Mills, now the husband of Harry's first love, Arabella Armstrong, is a key supplier of iron sheathing who's bound to know more about the fearsome new vessel. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT MANASSAS by Michael Kilian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"The story creaks and groans under the weight of Kilian's obviously diligent research, but it has real substance, if less style, and the series seems on the whole a promising notion."
This lumbering historical mystery from Washington reporter Kilian (Major Washington, 1998, etc.) initiates a new series whose successive volumes, observing chronological order, will be set on key Civil War battlefields. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKER by Michael Kilian
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Released: Jan. 11, 1990

Fast-paced thriller with four distinct backgrounds, including a neat chunk of Dominick Dunne turf, by a writer whose talent has taken a knockout leap from preposterous-suspense hack (By Order of the President, Northern Exposure, Blood of the Czars) to first-class murder & mayhem artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARBARA BUSH by Pamela Kilian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 1992

"An informative biography, then, but not definitive. (Sixteen-page photo insert— not seen.)"
Not an authorized biography, but longtime journalist Kilian (What Was Watergate?, YA, 1990) has assembled enough quotes from friends, family, and Mrs. Bush herself to create a lively and credible portrait of this immensely popular First Lady. 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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