Search Results: "Thomas E. Barden"


BOOK REVIEW

STEINBECK IN VIETNAM by John Steinbeck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2012

"Sometimes Steinbeckian in texture and bite, but often tone-deaf, tendentious and surpassingly sad."
A collection of the pro-war pieces filed from Southeast Asia for Newsday by the Nobel laureate not long before his death. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A carefully researched, engrossing addition to WW II history and the history of covert operations."
A fascinating study of the efforts of British intelligence to push America out of its isolationist stance and into the Allied camp during the early days of WW II. Read full book review >

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MAKING THE CORPS by Thomas E. Ricks
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A revelatory briefing on what sets the USMC apart and the consequences of its superiority during a postCold War era when, for all the talk of peace dividends, the wider world remains an armed and dangerous place. (16 pages photos, maps, not seen) (Radio satellite tour)"
Wall Street Journal Pentagon correspondent Ricks effectively combines a vivid account of the rigorous basic training received by US Marine recruits with commentary on what separates the demanding, disciplined culture of America's military elite from the more permissive culture of its civilian society. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"An inspiring affirmation that celebrates the old adage that where there's a will, there's a way, even against seemingly impossible odds."
The forgotten history of John Charles Robinson (1903-1954), a pioneer African-American aviator and educator. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2016

"A bracing call for a crucial bit of reformation in American politics."
A reformist jeremiad looks at the current domination of U.S. political parties and declares a plague on all their houses. Read full book review >

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"Definitely a dream for the Lawrence addicts."
More merchandise from the booming Lawrence of Arabia industry, this is actually a one-volume re-edition of two books publishedmore than 20 years ago. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Precisely the sort of argument that causes a stir in establishment D.C. but only small waves elsewhere."
Two scholars examine how today's hyperpartisanship has crippled our government. Read full book review >

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FALLING SIDEWAYS by Thomas E.  Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"A clever spoof about work and the relationships formed there."
A week in the life of a group of worker bees whose firm is becoming unhinged. Read full book review >

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CHURCHILL AND ORWELL by Thomas E. Ricks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2017

"A superb account of two men who set standards for defending liberal democracy that remain disturbingly out of reach."
A joint biography of two men who "led the way, politically and intellectually, in responding to the twin totalitarian threats of fascism and communism" in the mid-20th century. Read full book review >

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SAVAGE by Thomas E. Sniegoski
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 31, 2016

"Think of Hitchcock's The Birds, only more intense and with many more animals. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Three teens are trapped when a hurricane hits their New England island with more than just wind and water. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2011

"An exceptional book, full of rich historical and cultural detail, great characters and thrilling action scenes."
In 1804, a small force led by a contingent of U.S. Marines sets out to defeat a much larger army and capture Tripoli. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2002

"Provocative if depressing, and required reading for the public-policy-minded."
Civic-minded Americans are getting to be as rare as passenger pigeons, writes Harvard political scientist Patterson—and the system likes it just fine. Read full book review >