Search Results: "Thomas E. Mahl"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF ORDER by Thomas E. Patterson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"Provocative prescriptions that draw useful distinctions between good politics and good government. (Charts and tabular material—not seen)"
An arresting and perceptive critique of the media-centric process by which America selects its Presidents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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LEGACY by Thomas E. Sniegoski
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Teenage boys will relate to Lucas as he struggles to live up to larger-than-life expectations, and they will also salute his bravery in the face of danger. (Fantasy. YA)"
Sniegoski's plot has all the trappings of a comic book, but it's packaged as a prose novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SOLDIER’S DUTY by Thomas E. Ricks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 2001

"Fast, sharp, and tight: a winner."
A Pentagon thriller from military journalist Ricks (Making the Corps, 1997), who weaves a crooked tale of ambition, deceit, and treason out of the dull khaki strands of Army life. Read full book review >