Search Results: "Richard B. Frank"


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GUADALCANAL by Richard B. Frank
Released: Dec. 18, 1990

An altogether splendid work of military history, which provides an integrated overview of the land, sea, and air battles that made the six-month struggle for Guadal-canal the turning point in US efforts to take the offensive against Japan in the far reaches of WW II's Pacific theater. Read full book review >

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MACARTHUR by Richard B. Frank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2007

"Admirably punctures the mythology and goes to the wall with an irresolvably complex personality."
In-depth analysis of the enduring paradox of America's most revered five-star insubordinate—an installment of the Great Generals biographical series for which retired General Wesley K. Clark is nominal editor and provides a foreword. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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FIRST CALL: GREETING 2017 WITH TROUBLE-FRAUGHT STORIES IN HAND
by J. Kingston Pierce

There are some years when it’s pretty easy to pick out which first-quarter crime, mystery, and thriller novels are destined to become the Big Reads, those books that enjoy extraordinary promotions and generate the most word-of-mouth. Such is not the case heading into the initial three months of 2017. There are so many promising new works by so many familiar ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE DARKNESS OF THE WOMB by Richard B. Knight
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 16, 2013

"An impressive first foray into the realm of dark fantasy."
For Aiden Haunt, being born is a matter of life or death in this fantasy tale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2005

"Corroborates David's memories, but provides no special insight into abuse."
Gut-wrenching recollections of the horrendous, years-long abuse inflicted on the author by his alcoholic, emotionally disturbed mother, and of his participation in the similar torture that his brother David described in A Child Called "It" (1999). Read full book review >

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ARMSTRONG & CHARLIE by Steven B. Frank
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Unforgettable, well-drawn titular characters are the heart of this deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny story about family, friendship, integrity, and navigating differences. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Two sixth-grade boys from different worlds are brought together by school desegregation in 1970s Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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INCOGNEGRO by Frank B. Wilderson III
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Angry and paranoid, with moments of stylistic clarity."
Long-winded but frequently beautiful memoir traces the author's evolving identity, from childhood in upper-middle-class suburban Minneapolis to joining the desperate struggle against apartheid in South Africa and beyond. Read full book review >

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A HISTORY OF APPALACHIA by Richard B. Drake
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"An essential text that establishes the facts, tells the stories, identifies the heroes and villains, explodes the stereotypes, and demystifies and celebrates the region. (16 pp. b&w photos; 8 maps)"
A splendid synthesis by Kentuckian Drake (History/Berea Coll.), who has devoted his career to the study of Appalachia. Read full book review >