Search Results: "Rory O'Connor"


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BEG by Rory Freedman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2013

"A big-hearted and well-meaning rehash of vital but hoary arguments urging decency toward animals."
The well-turned ground of humans behaving inhumanely toward animals is turned again, without any significant updates. Read full book review >

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THE PLACES IN BETWEEN by Rory Stewart
NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2006

"Gripping account of a courageous journey, observed with a scholar's eye and a humanitarian's heart."
Just after the fall of the Taliban, a doughty Scot walks across Afghanistan from Herat to Kabul, observing, studying, starving, freezing, encountering poverty, cruelty, ignorance, generosity, warmth and terror. Read full book review >

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SALAMANCA, 1812 by Rory Muir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"While Muir presents his reconstruction in too much detail to hold a general history reader's attention, students and enthusiasts of Napoleonic warfare will feast on the thoroughness of his research and the accuracy of his scholarship. (20 detailed battle maps)"
Detailed history of the 1812 battle at Salamanca, Spain, where Lord Wellington proved his tactical virtuosity by defeating French forces under the command of Marshal Marmont. Read full book review >

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WELLINGTON by Rory Muir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2015

"Almost certainly not the last word on Wellington but, for now, the most definitive biography of him."
Australian historian Muir (Wellington: The Path to Victory 1769-1814, 2013, etc.) completes his suitably imposing biography of the Iron Duke, guiding him from war to an uneasy peacetime. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, GRANDMA by Rory Tyger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"As warm as a hug from Grandma. (Board book. 1-3)"
Grandma is the star in dozens of picture books for older children, but seldom is the special bond between a toddler and their grandmother portrayed in a book for very young children. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR GROUP by Rory Harrison
Released: April 25, 2017

"This book is a triumph, allowing honesty, excitement, humor, and heart to step over gender and sexuality constraints and tell a beautiful story. (Fiction. 13-adult)"
When two teen gamers meet IRL, they go on a quest to get to know each other. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Will reward readers interested in the Iraq war, or disaster management, or anyone interested in taking an intelligent adventure."
Rudyard Kipling meets Dilbert in this engrossing memoir of a year's service in Iraq by a British member of the Coalition Provisional Authority. Read full book review >

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DARK HORSE by Rory Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Less a mystery, despite the multiple deaths by violence, than an old-fashioned tale of Boston's political corruption that reads like a more hard-knuckle version of The Lash Hurrah."
The receding floodwaters of a hurricane reveal corruption at both ends of the social spectrum in Detective Eddy Harkness' Boston. Read full book review >

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Released: June 7, 2015

"Unpleasant but useful information, particularly for those who routinely come in contact with highly aggressive people."
A manual of advice born of long experience with violence. Read full book review >

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BERLIN by Rory MacLean
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A series of imaginative and fanciful narrative segments—a history that is not all gloom and doom."
Berlin's greatest hits, from the age of the medieval troubadour to David Bowie's "Heroes." Read full book review >

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THE MARCHES by Rory Stewart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Another winner from a consistently engaging author."
The author's journey along Hadrian's Wall, which allowed him "to explore and answer questions about Scottish nationalism, Rome, Frontiers, and Empires." Read full book review >

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COMANDANTE by Rory  Carroll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2013

"'Utopia is realizable,' insists Chávez. It may not have arrived yet in Venezuela, but it's interesting to watch from afar. Carroll provides a useful primer on a little-known regime."
A journalistic view of life in Venezuela under the Hugo Chávez regime. Read full book review >