Search Results: "Robert Coram"


BOOK REVIEW

CORAM BOY by Jamila Gavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2001

"This is the stuff of high melodrama, and readers of the genre who will be swept along by the theatrics will not be disappointed. (Fiction. 11-16)"
This historical novel, winner of the 2000 Whitbread Award, deals with one of the more lurid and fascinating bits of English history. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE ACE by Robert Coram
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Scott remains a footnote, but Coram's book is a pleasure for fans of military aviation history."
Military biographer Coram (Brute: The Life of Victor Krulak, U.S. Marine, 2010, etc.) continues his campaign of restoring heroes-turned-footnotes to historical memory. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2007

"The record speaks for itself; alienation and politicization lurk between the lines."
A modern warrior's achievements and heroics culminate in opposition to a U.S. government viewed as breaking trust with military veterans. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A perceptive portrait of an island society and its leaders, marred only slightly by obvious generalities about the problems facing tourist-based Caribbean economies."
A hard-hitting report on the ruling family of the former British colony of Antigua. Read full book review >

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BRUTE by Robert Coram
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2010

"A revealing—and troubling—portrait of a much-revered figure."
The story of a legendary Marine Corps commander who championed innovative tactics in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Despite some holes, a heartbreaking story of a woman's survival and triumph against terrible odds. (First printing of 35,000; author tour)"
A children's rights activist's devastating account of the violence and destitution in her own life, which eventually led her to work with bui doi, the street children of Ho Chi Minh City. Read full book review >

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ROBERT KENNEDY by Evan Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2000

"A compelling re-telling of one of the saddest and most intriguing life stories in American politics."
Newsweek assistant managing editor Thomas (The Very Best Men, 1995, etc.) enlivens his engrossing RFK biography with fresh interviews and the use of previously restricted sources. Read full book review >

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ROBERT FROST by Jay Parini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Parini's life magnificently details how Frost, through fortitude and lifelong dedication to craft, sought to heed his own advice to be whole again beyond confusion. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Parini, a poet (House of Days, 1998), biographer (John Steinbeck, 1995), and novelist (Benjamin's Crossing, 1998), delivers a sensitive life of Frost that highlights the poet's struggle to find light and stability in an existence filled with darkness and chaos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"At a time when the biographical form is inspiring much-needed experimentation, Seymour's straightforward approach seems old- fashioned, although sturdy. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A competent but unimaginative life of the bardic English classicist, novelist, and poet. ``I could fall in love with my big toe if I wanted to,'' declared the contradictory Graves (18951985), notorious puritan and inveterate womanizer who held court for years at his home on the Spanish island of Majorca and is best known for his meditations on woman as muse in The White Goddess (1948), et al. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A fascinating insight into British politics through the life of someone who knew everyone of significance, and who possessed an unusual capacity to tell the truth, however much it hurt him. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A masterly biography of Robert Boothby, a Conservative politician now little remembered, whose Parliamentary career spanned more than 50 years during the interwar and post-WW II period. Read full book review >

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WILD ROBERT by Diana Wynne Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Minor Jones to be sure, but still entirely intelligent and engaging. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Wild Robert provides the fizz in this outing from master fantasist Jones, the first US edition of a 1989 novella. Read full book review >