Search Results: "Nancy C. Gamble"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1991

"Survival Tactics,'' with explicit suggestions for rape victims on coping with bureaucracy, delays, and harassment."
Violent physical rape is horrifying and the psychic trauma lingers. Read full book review >

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NANCY by Adrian Fort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Not the usual gossipy tale of the rich and famous, but rather a wonderful history of tumultuous times."
Fort (Archibald Wavell, 2009, etc.) presents a life of Nancy Astor (1879-1964), a Southern belle and the first woman elected to the House of Commons of the British Parliament. Read full book review >

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C by Tom McCarthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Flawed but fascinating."
An ambitious, epochal second novel from the author of Remainder (2007). Read full book review >

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FANCY NANCY by Jane O’Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"The poignant message about love needing no embellishment adds a heartwarming touch to this fun-filled tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A tot with a penchant for panache is at the center of this playful tale that celebrates marching to the beat of your own drummer. Read full book review >

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PATRIOTIC GAMBLE by Ken  Gorman
Released: July 4, 2012

"A rocky but informative road to the White House."
In Gorman's (The Atkinsen Ticket, 2008, etc.) latest political thriller, the fate of the country rests in the hands of the Electoral College. Read full book review >

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LOUISE'S GAMBLE by Sarah R. Shaber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2012

"An alarming reminder of how sexist life was back in the '40s and how the Mafia took root in Sicily."
The indignities of being a woman during World War II in Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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NANCY CULPEPPER by Bobbie Ann Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2006

"Mason has written some fine novels, in particular In Country (1985) and Feather Crowns (1993), but the short-story form has always seemed especially congenial to her; there's hardly a wasted word or a sloppy sentence in this quiet, gently moving collection."
Four previously published stories, a novella and two new tales follow the author's semi-autobiographical heroine in an uneasy back-and-forth between her native Kentucky and the wider world. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"A manual of room arrangement and garden design combined with a view of a now-extinct lifestyle where newspapers were ironed for weekend guests that should capture students of design and history. (16 pages color photos, 150 b&w photos, not seen)"
Romantic family history meets interior design and gardening in this life of Virginia-born Nancy Lancaster, who gets credit here for creating the English Country style—homey chintz in baronial spaces. Read full book review >

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IMPERIAL GAMBLE by Marvin Kalb
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"'Ukraine deserves its place in the sun as a truly independent nation, but it must be realistic about the journey to that goal.' Realism is a keyword in this think-tank treatise of much interest to policy wonks."
The Cold War gets hotter, thanks to Russian ambitions to rebuild the Soviet empire—but, veteran foreign correspondent Kalb (The Road to War: Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed, 2013, etc.) writes, thanks as well to Western ineptitude.Read full book review >

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GRANDPA'S GAMBLE by Richard Michelson
Released: March 1, 1999

"Moser's skilled sepia illustrations add an intimate touch to this poignant tale. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A young brother and sister can't understand why their grandfather prays all the time, instead of telling them exciting stories about his past. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A sturdy, instructive, well-written book."
What a difference half a year makes—in this instance, in transforming Abraham Lincoln's conduct of the Civil War into a war not just to preserve the Union, but to free the enslaved as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A disturbing history that clearly reveals the dangerous 'collective American delusion' about the Middle East, which the author believes still persists today."
Seeking to align Egypt with the West, Dwight Eisenhower enacted disastrous foreign policy. Read full book review >