Search Results: "Thom Hatch"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Custer completists will want to have a look, but there are many better books on the subject."
Revisionist study of one of the most signal defeats in the annals of America. Read full book review >

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GLORIOUS WAR by Thom Hatch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"An admiring, fast-paced, thoroughly readable account of Custer at war."
Before he became the most famous man in America, George Armstrong Custer was…only moderately famous. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"An easygoing account of the outlaw duo whose era separated Frank and Jesse James from Bonnie and Clyde."
In this dual biography of celebrated bandits, a specialist in the Old West deftly separates fact from fiction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"Sitting Bull, Geronimo and Crazy Horse are well known to every schoolchild. Hatch deftly brings Osceola to the pantheon of legendary Native American leaders."
Plains Indians expert Hatch (Encyclopedia of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution, 2007, etc.) applies his expertise to the man who led the Florida war "that would frustrate and embarrass the best officers in the United States Army—including five generals." Read full book review >

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ESCAPE HATCH by Vladimir Makanin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 31, 1996

"Though both stories are initially intriguing, neither's premise is developed satisfactorily or surprisingly, and many readers may find their inconclusiveness deeply disappointing."
Escape Hatch: Two Novellas ($24.00; May 31, 1996; 193 pp.; 0-87501-110-1) Two futuristic novellas, discursive and allegorical to a fault, from a veteran Russian writer who has previously won his country's ``Little Booker'' Prize. ``Escape Hatch'' describes a city run, and overrun, by criminals from which escape to a more genteel ``world'' is offered through a passage available only to the story's conflicted protagonist. Read full book review >

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HATCH, LITTLE EGG by Édouard Manceau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"But even skeptics may be won over by the pictures. A pig really might be the cutest thing in the world—even if it's a bird in disguise. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pig lovers will be utterly confused by this book. Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY LOVES YOU, MR. HATCH by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"A charming book with a real plot, its amiable tone beautifully complemented by the intriguing illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Colorless Mr. Hatch—who works in a shoelace factory and eats a cheese and mustard sandwich for lunch every day with, just occasionally, a prune—is jarred from his reserve by receiving a huge Valentine box of candy with a card that says only, ``Somebody loves you.'' Amazed, he samples it, shares it at work and, buoyed by his friendly reception, sympathetically helps several people out on the way home (e.g., he watches the newspaper stall so that its proprietor can take his cold to the doctor). Read full book review >

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DEATH AT DOVECOTE HATCH by Dorothy Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2015

"Agatha Christie meets Downton Abbey in Florence's second case, a charming reminder of all the country house murders of Britain's golden age."
A quiet British village hardly seems the place for a murder, much less two. Read full book review >

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WHAT WILL HATCH? by Jennifer Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Science for the very young is done best through joyous learning; education will certainly hatch from these pages. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Eggs come in many different shapes and sizes, but the most important question to young, curious minds is what will hatch? Read full book review >

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THE ALUMINUM HATCH by Ronald Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1998

"The offbeat scenery is the star in this otherwise modest whodunit by Weber (Troubleshooter, 1988, etc.)."
Ossning, a little town on the Borchard River in the upper half of Michigan's lower peninsula, is a quiet enough place except for the usual petty irregularities among neighbors: the rivalry between Link Pickett's canoe livery and Verlyn Kelso's Kabin Kamp; the sharp-eyed regard Verlyn's ex-wife Mercy Virdon, of the Department of Natural Resources, pays to Verlyn's wife Jan; the natural anxiety of Link's wife Laurel and her lover, Calvin McCann; the constant complaints of local residents about the way Link inundates the Borchard with rented canoes and clears the way for them by cutting whatever wood he finds floating in the river. Read full book review >

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The Egg That Wouldn't Hatch by Daphne Ashling Purpus
Released: April 16, 2013

"A fun and engaging, if slightly wobbly, story of a girl, her dragon and their search for their power."
A girl with a tragic past discovers the true value of her abilities in this middle-grade fantasy from Purpus (Dragon Magic, 2014).Read full book review >