Search Results: "Stanley Crossland II"


BOOK REVIEW

True Love; Breaking the Cycle of Failed Relationships by Rhonda Fried
NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2014

"Earnest advice on finding true love."
Fried, in her first self-help book, promotes self-love before seeking romance, with plenty of mental exercises, self-affirmations and personal anecdotes along the way. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Tendentious, sure, but always informed."
In the 1964 presidential election, LBJ demolished Goldwater (who won only his home state of Arizona and five Southern states), but the campaign was merely the first step in what would become a brisk and massive march of conservatives across America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Lighter-than-air enjoyment: a primer for the more chewy offerings of Henry Mitchell, Eleanor Perenyi, and Miriam Osler."
An amiable journey through Vanderbilt's (Golden Days, 1998) gardening year. Read full book review >

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INSTINCT FOR SURVIVAL by II Hoy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"Able writing, but hobbled by uncertain focus. (Five illustrations.)"
Rambling essays on the author's character formation as he was reared in the South, and on the meaning of masculinity, inner life in the military, and his way of writing essays. Read full book review >

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THE OXFORD COMPANION TO AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY by II Chambers
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"With extensive cross-references, suggestions for further reading, and well-drawn maps of the major wars with the greatest US involvement, a must-have for any military historian or history buff. (16 pages halftones, 35 maps)"
Chambers (History/Rutgers Univ.) presents a thoroughly detailed look at the sweep of American military history from the ABM Ttreaty of 1972 to Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, with an all-star cast of thousands, including contributors Stephen Ambrose, John Keegan, Volker Berghan, James McPherson, and many others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 1999

"A compelling look at an explosion at sea and the navy's botched handling of its investigation by a top-flight journalist. (photos, not seen)"
A thoroughly researched, exhaustively detailed look at the gun-turret explosion aboard the recommissioned battleship USS Iowa by a former naval officer, reporter, and producer of 60 Minutes (for which he produced two segments on this incident). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DEED IN YOUR DAY by Scribbler II
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2016

"An uneven religious memoir with some uplifting stories about the power of prayer."
A retired schoolteacher reflects on the many answered prayers throughout her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRINGS AND GRIPS by Desmond McLennon II
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"McLennon's contagious enthusiasm makes an already satisfying sport more accessible for kids."
A natty, cartoon-influenced picture book that introduces young readers to the tools and spirit of tennis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Lively reading, no, but a useful contribution to the scholarly literature."
Mentalités meet Minie balls in this study of the Old South's romantic "honor culture" and its collapse into disillusionment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MINNOW by James E. McTeer II
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2015

"An evocative novel that brings to life an intensely realized portrait of the South Carolina Lowcountry and sends its appealing young hero on a journey full of the strangeness of childhood and the difficult choices that come with growing up."
A young boy sets out on an almost mythical quest through a vividly imagined American South in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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SOME LIKE THEM DEAD by James Davidson II
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2011

"A methodical story that warrants attention, bolstered by a refreshingly imperfect hero and a killer who may take a midnight stroll through a reader's retention."
An Air Force investigator with heightened senses tracks a serial killer. Read full book review >