Search Results: "Michael R. Gordon"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 1995

"A fine narrative history, written in a style suggesting a Tom Clancy thriller, that fills the void left by superficial media reporting."
A candid and gripping look at military leaders interacting with one another and with sensitive allies under enormous pressure during the Gulf War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A straightforward, evenhanded account of the nine-year slog that began as a 'war of choice' and became 'a war of necessity.'"
A solid chronicle of the Iraq War, emphasizing military maneuvers and Iraqi participation at all levels. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON, THE EARL, AND THE TROLL by Gordon R. Dickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Agreeably 14th-century in ambience, whimsical in tone yet devoid of real humor, this overlong installment should please series fans, but won't tempt many newcomers."
This is an addition to Dickson's fantasy series (The Dragon Knight, 1990, etc.) featuring a former college professor, Jim Eckert, and his wife, Angie, who have been transported to an alternate 14th-century England where magic works. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON AND THE GNARLY KING by Gordon R. Dickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 1997

"Agreeable and satisfying."
Another of Dickson's tongue-in-cheek medieval fantasies (The Dragon and the Djinn, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON AND THE FAIR MAID OF KENT by Gordon R. Dickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Overall, a rather sluggish, politically heavy entry in this mostly entertaining series."
Addition to Dickson's series (The Dragon in Lyonesse, 1998, etc.) set in a 14th-century England where magic works, and where former college professor Jim Eckert, now Baron James of Malencontri, can turn himself into a large dragon. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON AND THE DJINN by Gordon R. Dickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"An improved, agreeably lighthearted installmentthis time with solid 14th-century accouterments, engaging doings, and a narrative that doesn't take itself too seriously."
Another in Dickson's fantasy series (The Dragon, the Earl, and the Troll, 1994) featuring former college professor Jim Eckert and his wife, Angie, now resident in an alternate 14th-century England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 1994

"Still, she helps us understand much of the posturing that passes for drug policy rhetoric."
A wide-ranging critique of anti-drug policies that focuses on the ``shadow agendas'' behind ``politically obligatory `get tough' postures.'' Though Gordon (Political Science/City College, CUNY) could use some journalistic detail to animate her academic style, she makes some important basic points, noting that we blame drugs for larger social problems and often ignore the damage caused by alcohol and tobacco. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2007

"Warm, funny, with a touch of suspense, this adventure will delight anyone who's sought an illusive prize."
An aviation enthusiast travels to Russia in search of World War II fighter planes and discovers, not unsurprisingly, that nothing in Russia comes easy. Read full book review >

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YOUNG BLEYS by Gordon R. Dickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 1991

"Absorbing, sometimes, particularly in its description of Bleys's upbringing among the religious Friendlies, but it lacks overall purpose and a conclusion-which, in any case, is already known to series fans."
Prequel to The Final Encyclopedia (1984) and part of Dickson's multivolume Childe Cycle, which describes the future history of the human Splinter Cultures-psychic-whiz Exotics, warrior Dorsai, religious Friendlies, and so forth. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2007

"History written with subtlety, verve and an almost novelistic appreciation for the complexities of human nature and presidential politics."
Historian Beschloss (The Conquerors, 2002, etc.) pens a vivid account of how nine U.S. presidents withstood political firestorms. Read full book review >

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My Best-Friend Denial by Michael R. Ricci
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2013

"Readers may find a nibble of food for thought but will need to look elsewhere for the full meal."
Ricci shares his thoughts on the perils of corrupt government control in his debut nonfiction work. Read full book review >