Search Results: "Thomas A. Bogar"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"Detail-dizzying, creaky and sometimes absorbing."
A convoluted detective story regarding the night of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Read full book review >

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VIETNAMERICA by Thomas A. Bass
NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 1996

"The Amerasian story deserves to be told in a better- researched, less personalized manner."
A sympathetic, anecdotal look at the sad stories of a dozen or so Amerasian children of the Vietnam war, by a writer who feels the need to include himself in his narrative. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1999

"A fascinating story that suggests a wider future for one branch of physics and bigger rewards for businesses that support theoretical concepts."
A business tale that takes a different path from start-up to success. Read full book review >

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Headwinds: The Dead Reckoning of the Heart by Thomas A. Reis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A well-paced memoir about the author's climb toward success and self-awareness."
This reflective memoir offers an unsentimental account of personal triumph in the face of disability. Read full book review >

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"A humble slice of Americana."
Homespun local history out of small-town Pennsylvania during the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Less nuanced—and, on the whole, less interesting—than George De Stefano's An Offer We Can't Refuse (2006)."
Is Sopranos-style organized crime on the way out? Yes, says former Chicago PD detective commander Reppetto (American Mafia, 2003)—yes, but no. Read full book review >

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TEARS OF TAY NINH by Thomas A. Hutchings
Released: June 19, 2009

"Overwritten but moving."
A flawed but valuable thriller that plumbs the histories-personal and collective-of the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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OSTRICH by Michael A. Thomas
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Deft entertainment, with a raffish cast enacting an old-fashioned scenario."
A second comic novel from the author of Crosswinds (not reviewed), this one a bravura romp set on the Nevada sheep ranch of a put-upon Basque papa. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Bass writes himself into the story too much, but the intriguing character of An provides the center of a fascinating account."
Swiftly paced narrative of a Vietnamese James Bond who worked both sides of the game. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A splendidly told tale, which succeeds against great odds in providing a clear, balanced, and lively history of one of the most complicated cities in the world."
A kaleidoscopic history of the thrice-holy city, written from the inside by Idinopulos (Religion/Miami Univ.; The Erosion of Faith, 1971). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 1993

"A wearisome exercise in historical iconoclasm that adds little, except some moralizing, to classic biographies by Douglas S. Freeman, James T. Flexner, and others. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Lewis (The Guns of Cedar Creek, 1988) attempts—with little success—to give a fresh view of the youthful George Washington. Read full book review >