Search Results: "Stephan Talty"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2007

"A vivid portrait of pirate life, and even better as an analysis of why the ruthless outlaws were so peculiarly suited for success against hapless Spain."
Colorful history of the five-decade piratical assault on Spain's tottering New World empire. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"A lively, rollicking good read."
The exciting, improbable adventures of a young Spanish spy who managed to become Britain's most effective tool in deceiving Hitler. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2009

"Dark, intriguing military history."
Journalist Talty (Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign, 2007, etc.) examines how typhus became the primary killer in Napoleon's disastrous 1812 invasion of Russia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2017

"Talty is an excellent storyteller, and this particular story is highly relevant as America's next set of immigrants struggles for acceptance."
A thrilling tale of the "Italian Sherlock Holmes." Read full book review >

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BLACK IRISH by Stephan Talty
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"This Buffalo-based novel turns out to be more notable for its area history, moody setting and occasional smart turn of phrase than for the thuggish heroine."
Talty harnesses his nonfiction skills to craft a novel that's centered on a feisty female cop in a history-rich Irish enclave in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"A great read for Tibetophiles old and new."
A riveting, informed narrative about the current Dalai Lama's 14-day escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet in 1959. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2003

"An interesting, if uneven, blend of literary journalism."
Freelance journalist Talty examines encounters between white and black America that created what he labels a "mulatto culture." Read full book review >

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UNDER THE SAME SKY by Joseph Kim
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"A courageous and inspiring memoir."
A college student tells the story of how he survived an unimaginably difficult childhood and adolescence growing up in North Korea. Read full book review >

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THE DROWNING OF STEPHAN JONES by Bette Greene
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A story with a significant theme, but without the artistic distinction of the author's early books. (Fiction. 14+)"
A noted author (Summer of My German Soldier, 1973) depicts the tragic effects of homophobia, with results that are more polemical than literary. Read full book review >

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HANGMAN by Stephen Talty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 2014

"Less gritty and more streamlined than Abbie's debut: an expertly judged dose of adrenaline whose cast can only hang on for dear life till the final crash of cymbals."
Five years after he spread terror among Buffalo's teenage girls and their parents, a notorious killer is back in the saddle. Read full book review >

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TIMMY FAILURE by Stephan Pastis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A loonily intellectual alternative to that wimpy kid. (Comic mystery. 8-12)"
If Inspector Clouseau were in grade school, he'd be Timmy Failure. Read full book review >

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MAMASAURUS by Stephan Lomp
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Like P.D. Eastman's 1960 classic Are You My Mother? for the dino set, though it lacks the facts (and even the dinosaur names!) presented elsewhere, as in Shari Halpern's Dinosaur Parade (2014). (Picture book. 3-5)"
A small dinosaur needs help from other dino babies when he slides off his mother's back and can't find her again. Read full book review >