Search Results: "Phillip Thomas Tucker"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Students of 18th-century American military history will find plenty of interest, but the broader audience of readers will find Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton (2004) to be more useful."
A biography of the Founding Father's service in the Continental Army. Read full book review >

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PICKETT'S CHARGE by Phillip Thomas Tucker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Blemished by repetitive prose and a needlessly bumptious tone, Tucker's narrative nevertheless contains much to interest and provoke Civil War enthusiasts."
A popular historian deconstructs "the greatest assault of the greatest battle of America's greatest war." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Of most interest to military historians and Revolutionary War buffs."
A historian offers a blow-by-blow re-creation of George Washington's 1776 Christmas crossing of the Delaware and the capture of Trenton. Read full book review >

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1 2 3 COUNT WITH ME by Sian Tucker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Should the sturdy little doors and flaps fall off— as inevitably they will—the book still works. (Lift-the-flap. 2-4)"
1 2 3 Count With Me ($12.95; Sept. 1, 1996; 24 pp.; 0-689-80828-3): From one to twenty, this bright, basic counting book puts forth a given number of items for each number, e.g., four ponies. Read full book review >

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PORKELIA by Lindy Tucker
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Though her tale of a stage-struck swine runs out of steam for a bit in the middle, Porkelia is a plucky piggie with her eyes on the prize who'll inspire people—not to mention pigs—with stars in their eyes. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Porkelia used to enjoy a good wallow in the mud, but her unfulfilled dreams of showbiz are bringing her down. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2003

"An amusing premise may get teen readers to pick this up, but, like Shaw's advice, it's completely dispensable. (Nonfiction. YA)"
Teenagers are funnier and smarter than this mildly amusing browser. Read full book review >

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DEATH ECHO by Kerry Tucker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 1993

"Messy complications—it's really a juicy secret—are hoarded until the very last minute; not even engaging Libby can overcome the resulting imbalance between leisurely sleuthing and suddenly torrential returns."
After a visit to her long-distance boyfriend Dan Sikora back in Ohio, photojournalist Libby Kincaid (Still Waters, Cold Feet) promises Dan's old girlfriend Pam Bates that she'll return to investigate her stepmother Lydia Butcher's sudden strange behavior—refusing to leave her house, spending hardly any of her money—in exchange for an exclusive interview with Lydia's reclusive, newly famous sister Mavis Skye Nihiser, 80-something author of homespun bestseller The Tree of Life. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A wild haymaker for the masses, perhaps, but a knockout read for capes-and-cowls aficionados."
A smart, blow-by-blow narrative of the sometimes-friendly, often bitter rivalry between corporate comic-book behemoths. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 2011

"Conceding that these experiments produced no useful knowledge, Tucker successfully presents them as a vivid historical controversy foreshadowing the current furor over cloning, in which advocates predict miraculous cures while opponents see a perverted tampering with nature."
Lurid and often gruesome scientific history of blood transfusions in 17th-century France and England. Read full book review >

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ONE TINY LIE by K.A.  Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Likable characters, steamy liaisons and surprising plot twists add up to a satisfying romance. Readers will be eager for the next installment."
After a toga party with far too many Jell-O shooters (gleefully procured by older sister Kasey, who turns out to be a terrible chaperone), perfectionist Livie has acquired her first kiss, first hangover and first tattoo, not to mention a lust compass aimed at Ashton Henley, the hunky captain of the crew team. Read full book review >

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RESURRECTION by Tucker Malarkey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2006

"Passable entertainment; could have been much better."
Investigating her father's mysterious death in post-WW2 Cairo, a young woman finds herself on the trail of the Lost (Gnostic) Gospels; there is also a flickering love interest in this second novel from Malarkey (An Obvious Enchantment, 2000). Read full book review >