Search Results: "Randall B. Woods"


BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW WARRIOR by Randall B. Woods
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"A nuanced treatment spirals through the crucial years of CIA operations."
A thorough biography of "the ultimate subversive" that probes the shadowy U.S. intelligence efforts through the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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LBJ by Randall B. Woods
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A sympathetic, well-rounded complement to Robert Caro's monumental biography-in-progress."
Lyndon Johnson was the architect of his own downfall, as this sprawling biography shows. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"A sympathetic but also gimlet-eyed scholar's look at a towering physical and political presence who learned, to his sorrow, that good intentions were insufficient."
Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and the War on Poverty have had mixed but lingering results, mostly positive. Read full book review >

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B by Jonathan Baumbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Amusing but short of hilarity: too few pages, though immensely detailed, build and release."
"I'm angry at you because you don't know why I'm angry at you, she said. I'm not really angry, I'm disappointed . . . Invisible flames emanated from her on all sides." Read full book review >

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B by D.L. Luke
Released: March 15, 2016

"A scrappy feline protagonist enriches this seasonal story of seeking a home."
Luke explores the well-known pairing of black cats and Halloween in this debut children's tale. Read full book review >

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FULBRIGHT by Randall Bennett Woods
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 1995

"A window into US history from the genesis of the Cold War to America's withdrawal from Vietnam: crucial reading for anyone who would understand the politics of that era. (15 halftones, not seen)"
A cool, intellectual biography of the patrician southern politician who became one of America's most influential opponents of the Vietnam war. Read full book review >

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THE WOODS by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 17, 2007

"All the surprises you'd expect from Coben, but a lot fewer thrills."
Twenty years after his teenaged sister and three of her friends were murdered at their summer camp, a New Jersey prosecutor learns that one of the victims—and maybe more than one—may have walked away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"Carson devotees will already be familiar with some of this material; the more casual (if no less admiring) fan will find in this collection an engaging glimpse into the breadth of Carson's curiosity and the fashioning of her public voice as a defender of the environment."
Biographer Lear (Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature, 1997) knits together here a number of Rachel Carson's writings—often much more personal, quirky, and searching than her celebrated books—that add meat to her body of literary/scientific writing. Read full book review >

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TIGER WOODS by Aaron Boyd
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 7, 1997

"Non-golfers, however, will find a lot of jargon to cut through for information that hardly expands on newspaper and magazine accounts that are also more compelling. (b&w photos, index) (Biography. 10+)"
Golf is one of the fastest growing participant sports in the country, and 21-year-old Tiger Woods is certainly one of the rising stars among the pros. Read full book review >

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WHITETHORN WOODS by Maeve Binchy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2007

"Her sentimental morality may be predictable, but Binchy's lilting Irish zest is undeniably addictive."
Binchy (Quentins, 2002, etc.) inserts questions of faith into her usual romantic braid of multiple storylines, in this case concerning the troubled residents, former residents and descendents of residents of an Irish town where an obscure shrine faces demolition. Read full book review >

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BIG WOODS by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1955

"A special plus item- not to be handled as a big new Faulkner."
A gift book, this, with illustrations by Edward Shenton, and containing the hunting stories spanning two generations and set in the Big Woods, thirty miles from Jefferson. Read full book review >