Search Results: "Robert Coram"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MASTER ROBERT by Robert L. Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2017

"A thoughtful dramatization of the moral complexities of the War Between the States."
A Civil War-era novel about a slaveholding farmer and two of his slaves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT PLANT by Paul Rees
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"For die-hard fans only. Zeppelin fanatics will want to turn to Stephen Davis' hoary Hammer of the Gods (1985), which, though covering only the band and not Plant's solo decades, isn't as painful to read."
By-the-numbers biography of the shaggy rocker. Read full book review >

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ROBERT OPPENHEIMER by Ray Monk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2013

"A top-notch biography of Oppenheimer to sit alongside Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin's American Prometheus (2006)."
A highly detailed examination of the life and times of Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967), the man who ushered in the Atomic Age and played a leading role in putting American science on the map. Read full book review >

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ROBERT KENNEDY by James W. Hilty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 1997

"This well-written book is timely, coming just as the 30th anniversary of RFK's assassination approaches, and just as the current crop of Kennedy scions is making news for all the wrong reasons. (29 b&w photos)"
A fine study of the assassinated senator's contribution to national politics. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

An uncommon tale of brotherly love, and a passionate defense of the notion that dignity belongs as much to the mad as to the rest of us. Read full book review >