Search Results: "T. Glen Coughlin"


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ONE SHOT AWAY by T. Glen Coughlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A compelling story, but a dark, heavy and humorless one without much hope. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Three wrestlers in their senior year and last season are desperate to leave their unhappy lives behind as they compete with each other and themselves in this gritty story. Read full book review >

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STEADY EDDIE by T. Glen Coughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Eddie's an awfully passive protagonist, but Coughlin tells his story with just the right amount of insouciance, bitter ironies, and adolescent angst."
Delightfully grungy second novel from Coughlin (The Hero of New York, 1986), a down 'n' dirty bildungsroman set on Long Island's grim, hapless, dead-end South Shore, littered with the 1970s detritus of lava lamps, eight-track tape decks, and long nights cruising in muscle cars. Read full book review >

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CHURCHILL'S FIRST WAR by Con Coughlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"An absorbing youthful biography and a messy history lesson that holds eerie pertinence today."
Daily Telegraph executive foreign editor Coughlin (Khomeini's Ghost: The Iranian Revolution and the Rise of Militant Islam, 2009, etc.) infuses many of the celebrated traits of Winston Churchill (1874-1965) with a charming naïveté as he set out as a young man to reclaim his family's good name. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2009

"A valuable study of three decades of a defiant radical Islamic regime."
Daily Telegraph executive foreign editor Coughlin (American Ally: Tony Blair and the War on Terror, 2006, etc.) reports on the causes and effects of the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Read full book review >

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COWBOYS by Glen Rounds
by Glen Rounds, illustrated by Glen Rounds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1991

"Fifty-five years after his first fine book (Ol' Paul, still in print), this old cowboy (Rounds himself) is going stronger than ever. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Still experimenting within his bold, trademark style, Rounds achieves surprising subtlety in these illustrations for a quiet, informative text describing what real cowboys do on a typical day (``A cowboy's first chore after breakfast is to catch and saddle a horse—but sometimes that's easier said than done!''). Read full book review >

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ONCE WE HAD A HORSE by Glen Rounds
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 1996

"The photograph on the book jacket shows a shaggy old horse and two proud children on his back, confirming just how lifelike the cartoon-style pictures really are, capturing the spirit of all the participants in that summer of learning to ride. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
A simple, updated text, full-color pictures, and large typeface make this revision of the 1971 book a natural for children who can read independently but who still want to cozy up to a picture book, as well as for Rounds's many fans and those seeking stories about life in an earlier era of America. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN ALLY by Con Coughlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Both Clinton and Cheney may be surprised to learn how much Blair privately disagreed with some of their actions, but Coughlin's point remains: Blair and his nation are America's strongest allies today. A worthy—and newsworthy—book."
Tony Blair's no mere Festus to George Bush's Marshall Dillon. No, writes London-based journalist and Iraq-watcher Coughlin, he stands tall all on his own. Read full book review >

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One of the greatest aspects of reading fiction is the variety of stories in which readers can immerse themselves. Do you want to travel in time? There's a story for that. Do you want to read something funny? Science fiction and fantasy has you covered there, too. You can get whisked away to the Old West, the far future ...


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IN THE PRESENCE OF ENEMIES by William J. Coughlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 25, 1993

"But Coughlin, who died early last year, keeps you burning the midnight oil up to the very end."
A precariously placed Detroit lawyer with no trial experience finds himself thrust into the courtroom defense of a billionaire client's will. Read full book review >

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THE JUDGMENT by William J. Coughlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"Overplotted, with finely wrought characterizations and a practiced novelist's respect for the way in which unanticipated tragedy can bring on moments of quiet insight."
Satisfying, if meandering, Detroit-area legal procedural continues the adventures of Charley Sloan, in a second posthumous thriller from Coughlin (Heart of Justice, 1995). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Brings a fresh sense of fun to otherwise well-trod fairways."
A lighthearted, breezy look at two very different games of golf: the one that's played by the pros on PGA tours, and ``the Hacker's Game'' that's played by almost everyone else. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 12, 2012

"An atypical YA journey into South African culture, featuring rowdy, supernatural shenanigans."
In Greenway's young-adult debut, a South African student learns of rough times ahead from an evil native god, but the boy has powerful spirit-friends to help him. Read full book review >