Search Results: "Thomas E. Ricks"


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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Informed readers, especially military buffs, will appreciate this provocative, blistering critique of a system where accountability appears to have gone missing—like the author's 2006 bestseller, Fiasco, this book is bound to cause heartburn in the Pentagon."
Foreign Policy contributing editor Ricks (The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008, 2009, etc.) assesses the state of generalship in the U.S. Army and finds it wanting. Read full book review >

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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 >

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BENEATH THE NEON EGG by Thomas E.  Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"It's a mess and offers little relief from the dreary solipsism that is the novel's hallmark."
With this fourth stand-alone volume, Kennedy's Copenhagen Quartet draws to a desultory close. 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 >

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IN THE COMPANY OF ANGELS by Thomas E.  Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"An artfully written story with a conscience."
Expatriate American author Kennedy finally gets the major U.S. release merited by his European reviews with this third volume of his Copenhagen Quartet. Read full book review >

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KERRIGAN IN COPENHAGEN by Thomas E.  Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2013

"Kerrigan's unresolved angst is the artificial heart of this real, joyous celebration of Copenhagen."
A sui generis work, the third in the author's Copenhagen Quartet, following In theCompany of Angels (2010) and Falling Sideways (2011); these stand-alone novels have nothing in common save their Copenhagen setting. 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 >