Search Results: "Preston Fleming"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Scholarly, impassioned and riveting—a dandy corrective to an undervalued legacy and an immersive trip through a vanished era of popular entertainment."
The life and career of a protean figure from Hollywood's early days. Read full book review >

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PRESTON FALLS by David Gates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 1998

"The tumult of marriage on the rocks rings true, but otherwise there's too much yuppie angst and too little human interest for this to be appealing."
A sputtering marriage stalls when a p.r. flack takes a break from the job and kids to fix up the family's vacation home in upstate New York, in this painfully slow successor to Gates's debut, Jernigan (1991), a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Read full book review >

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DYNAMITE FISHERMEN by Preston Fleming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 27, 2011

"Uncertainty among the characters coupled with relentless gunfire and explosions make for an extraordinary novel, each page just as eruptive as the city which provides the setting."
A man working for the American Embassy in Lebanon employs whatever means necessary to expose the organization behind a series of car bombings. Read full book review >

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EXILE HUNTER by Preston Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Pure energy in print form, whether the characters are being pursued or simply talking; Fleming has proven himself a craftsman."
In Fleming's thriller, set in the not-too-distant future and the final in the author's Kamas Trilogy (Star Chamber Brotherhood, 2013, etc.), a man sent to a labor camp plots to help a family whom he believes he's betrayed. Read full book review >

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IAN FLEMING by Andrew Lycett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A solid scholarly biography with little to savor for general readers. Lycett's subject remains an aloof, disagreeable enigma."
An exhaustive and exhausting biography of Ian Fleming (1908-1964), the creator of secret agent James Bond. Read full book review >

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STAR CHAMBER BROTHERHOOD by Preston Fleming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A full-bodied thriller relayed by a consummate storyteller."
Fleming's (Forty Days at Kamas, 2013, etc.) latest dystopian thriller, the second in his Kamas trilogy, tells of a prison-camp survivor enlisted to assassinate the camp's last remainingwarden. Read full book review >

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Forty Days at Kamas by Preston Fleming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"An intense, brutal portrait of a dystopian American future."
Fleming's (Bride of a Bygone War, 2013, etc.) dystopian thriller follows a former businessman turned labor-camp prisoner who gets more than he bargained for when he joins up with a group of anti-establishment rebels. Read full book review >

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BRIDE OF A BYGONE WAR by Preston Fleming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 27, 2011

"An intelligent thriller teeming with vigor."
A CIA agent working at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut fears his past has caught up to him in the riveting second volume of the Beirut trilogy. Read full book review >

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MAID OF BAIKAL by Preston Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A Russian war story that lives and breathes from a writer at the peak of his powers."
A novel examines civil war and prophecy in the years following the Russian Revolution. Read full book review >

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DID FLEMING RESCUE CHURCHILL? by James Cross Giblin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Some adults may be taken aback by Jason's use of Fleming's first name, but all who deal with young researchers will welcome this realistic account, which contains unobtrusive yet valuable instruction from a Sibert Award-winning author. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Assigned to write a report on Sir Alexander Fleming, discoverer of penicillin, fifth-grader Jason despairs of finding enough to fill three pages until he finds an interesting anecdote on the Internet—but is it true? Read full book review >

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THE BREWER OF PRESTON by Andrea Camilleri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"Fans of Camilleri's long-running Inspector Montalbano series (Angelica's Smile, 2014, etc.) will be familiar with his brand of lusty lunacy, carried here to a degree that rivals Boccaccio."
In 19th-century Sicily, a cornucopia of craziness surrounds the première of an opera buffo in a small music-loving town.Read full book review >

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The Happy Life of Preston Katt by J.J. Zerr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2015

"A detailed portrayal of an everyday sailor that rings true."
A young man finds a second home in the military, as well as a purpose in life, in Zerr's (Noble Deeds, 2013, etc.) realistic story of naval warfare during World War II. Read full book review >