Search Results: "Thomas B. Kohnstamm"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2008

"Notable for its spirited prose and insightful exploration of the less-romantic side of travel writing. Kohnstamm is one to watch."
The colorful adventures of a budding travel writer in Brazil. Read full book review >

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THE PRODIGAL SON by Thomas B. Cavanagh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2008

"Cavanagh's crackerjack pace and his hero's lack of self-pity compellingly dramatize the chaos of Mike's life."
An ex-cop who's survived cancer tackles two tough cases as a new private eye. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Includes Web sites, bibliography, index, and a foreword by the diver Robert D. Ballard. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Allen skillfully blends background information and eyewitness accounts from Japanese pilots, American servicemen, and nurses in this copiously illustrated addition to the canon of books commemorating December 7, 1941. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"The war's bitterness memorably recaptured."
Veteran historian Allen (Remember Valley Forge: Patriots, Tories, and Redcoats Tell Their Stories, 2007, etc.) offers a lively account of the colonists who remained loyal to King George during the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 1993

"One can't blame Blatty for sleazing up Robbie's plight, but it's good to have Allen's levelheaded account, which allows the apparent facts of this influential case to speak for their own—and compelling—selves."
The 1949 exorcism that inspired William Blatty to write The Exorcist, recounted in admirably restrained and documented fashion by an unlikely source: military-expert Allen (Merchants of Treason, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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ETERNIDAD by B. Thomas Harwood
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 17, 2013

"With a riveting villain, diverse cast, and mesmerizing violence, this epic offers plenty of meat on the bone for sword and sorcery fans."
An immortal tyrant and his soul-collecting lieutenant bid to enslave the Western world in Harwood's debut novel, the first volume in a sword and sorcery saga. Read full book review >

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HEAD GAMES by Thomas B. Cavanagh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2007

"Though the writing could be sharper, Cavanagh's ambitious debut has a terrific premise and many appealing touches, including an unbeatable cliffhanger."
What happened to the missing teen idol? Read full book review >

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LITTLEJIM'S GIFT by Gloria Houston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 1994

"Life is tough, and even good deeds demand a sacrifice. (Fiction/Picture book. 6-10)"
It's Christmastime. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"The lesson the New Deal government took home: avoid ticking off discontented veterans, whence the GI Bill. A lively, engaging work of history."
Here a demonstrator is clubbed and tear-gassed, but there real reforms are won: thus unfolds this memorable story of a now-forgotten episode in 20th-century history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"The authors' masterful marshalling of the evidence prompts relief that the invasion of Japan never took place, but it's unlikely to put to rest historical speculation about the morality of Truman's decision. (photos, not seen)"
This grim and painstaking analysis of plans for operations Olympic and Coronet (the invasions of Kyushu and Honshu) argues that dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a military necessity that hastened the end of WW II and saved possibly millions of Japanese and American lives. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA’S GENERAL STORE by Dorothy Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2005

"Let's hope a sequel will reveal what happens to Grandma in Florida and to Prince and Pearl when they rejoin their growing family in Philadelphia. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When their father loses his job and heads north for a better life, Prince and Pearl stay in Florida with their caring grandmother in her general store, The Ark. Read full book review >

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OVER BACK by Beverly Major
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1993

"A nourishing picture of one child's pleasure in the natural world. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A young African-American shares her joy in the world out beyond her family's barn, where there are blueberries to eat, walls to climb, and sweet-smelling arbutus so fragrant that ``You have to smell the flowers and smell them again, the way you have to keep looking at a rainbow until it's gone.'' A creek for wading, frogs' eggs, and a ``slow and lumpy, bumpy'' cow to ride home all add up to a lyrical idyll of country life. Read full book review >