Search Results: "Richard H. Grabmeier"


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PETER OLAF by Richard H. Grabmeier
Released: Dec. 14, 2000

"A strong, debut historical novel."
A Swedish boy makes good in the New World in this rags-to-riches story. Read full book review >

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THE SILENT MEN by Richard H. Dickinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Dickinson, a 12-year Air Force veteran, writes convincingly in a debut that both stimulates and informs—though his portraits of the Times correspondent and enigmatic Viet Cong sniper are generic."
Series kickoff follows US snipers in Vietnam, a solitary breed both indispensable and expendable. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"An interesting firsthand account of the physical and emotional recovery of a town."
McHugh's (Death Matters, 2009, etc.) fourth book offers a primary historical record of a small town hit by a violent and deadly tornado. Read full book review >

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MISBEHAVING by Richard H. Thaler
NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 2015

"Readers with even the remotest interest in how the world really works will enjoy this work of the dismal science pleasingly, and even exuberantly, done."
The dean of behavioral economics—the study of how people behave in practice rather than in theory when it comes to dollars and cents—gives a spry account of his field. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A sometimes-sad, sometimes-humorous look at ballads that have preserved a part of America's crazed, violent history."
A law professor explores the real-life events behind old American murder ballads. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A refreshingly different view of manufacturing that clearly identifies what is necessary to compete globally."
With the assistance of Cox (Lincoln and the Sioux Uprising of 1862, 2005, etc.), automotive industry veteran Dauch (Passion for Manufacturing, 1993) provides a unique view of manufacturing and its role in the future of the United States. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2015

"Essential for students of the Revolutionary era and a pleasure for cartography buffs."
The story of the American Revolution capably told through maps. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1983

"Some future biographer will be grateful for the authors' interview-materials—for present readers, they've been used too earnestly and unimaginatively."
A showcase, in effect, for the attractive personality and deep-held convictions of octogenarian Milton Eisenhower—with little of the zest, acumen, or substantive interest of his memoir The President Is Calling. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"The subject may be hard to talk about, but it must be, and this is a valuable contribution to opening that needed discussion."
Sure-to-be-controversial take on race-based considerations of student need and institutional diversity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1994

"A remarkable look—consistently observant, thoughtful, and frank—by a remarkable American family at a turbulent time in African history: Pioneer writing at its best. (Photos)"
A poignant and candid account of pioneering in the dying days of the African frontier, by members of an American family, including its head, legendary war hero and adventurer Frederick Russell Burnham (author of the noted memoirs Scouting on Two Continents). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 1980

"While the WW II section will serve for some purposes, the treatment of the presidential years is apologetic in tone and verges on palace, not critical, history."
A review of Eisenhower's use of intelligence resources and covert operations—first as Supreme Allied Commander in World War II, then as president—which, though variously flawed, does demonstrate a vital linkage between the two: because of his wartime experience, Ike was ready and willing, come the Cold War, to apply covert action by the CIA to any international problem, especially in the Third World. Read full book review >

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GRAILS by Richard Gilliam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"One Grails is plenty, two is an overdose."
Companion to, and continuation of, the first and fairly mediocre Grails (p. 102). Read full book review >