Search Results: "Thomas Fleming"


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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Scholarly, impassioned and riveting—a dandy corrective to an undervalued legacy and an immersive trip through a vanished era of popular entertainment."
The life and career of a protean figure from Hollywood's early days. Read full book review >

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IAN FLEMING by Andrew Lycett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A solid scholarly biography with little to savor for general readers. Lycett's subject remains an aloof, disagreeable enigma."
An exhaustive and exhausting biography of Ian Fleming (1908-1964), the creator of secret agent James Bond. Read full book review >

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DID FLEMING RESCUE CHURCHILL? by James Cross Giblin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Some adults may be taken aback by Jason's use of Fleming's first name, but all who deal with young researchers will welcome this realistic account, which contains unobtrusive yet valuable instruction from a Sibert Award-winning author. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Assigned to write a report on Sir Alexander Fleming, discoverer of penicillin, fifth-grader Jason despairs of finding enough to fill three pages until he finds an interesting anecdote on the Internet—but is it true? Read full book review >

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Released: May 15, 2013

"At times, this thesis-driven tour employs a curious moral compass."
A prolific popular historian casts a harsh light on the abolitionists, insisting that their vitriolic rhetoric deserves more blame for the Civil War. Read full book review >

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LOYALTIES by Thomas Fleming
Released: June 1, 1994

"Melodramatic as always, but more controversial than usual. ($30,000 ad/promo)"
Turning once again to WW II, bestselling historical novelist Fleming (Over There, 1992, etc.) blends fact and fiction to explore the ramifications of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender through the lives of four people. Read full book review >

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A PASSIONATE GIRL by Thomas Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Brings to life a little-known episode of US history, briskly narrated with wit and real suspense."
Fascinating new page-turner from Fleming (Conquerers of the Sky, 2003, etc.), following the adventures of an Irish lass who runs away to America in 1865 and tries to help the Fenians conquer Canada. Read full book review >

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WHEN THIS CRUEL WAR IS OVER by Thomas Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Intriguing, replete with séances, and with love arising between Janet and Paul."
Civil War novel by the immensely prolific Fleming (Hours of Gladness, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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DREAMS OF GLORY by Thomas Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"The prolific Fleming (Hours of Gladness, 1999, etc.) has been around for a while, of course, but this manifestation of him may surprise his readers: much better prose, significantly darker view."
Historical set during the Revolutionary War—in an America not so beautiful. Read full book review >

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HARRY S TRUMAN, PRESIDENT by Thomas Fleming
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"B&w photos; brief annotated bibliography; index. (Biography. 12+)"
A political biography that successfully conveys the highly charged atmosphere of the late 40's and early 50's, but is sympathetic to the point of adulation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2015

"Among historians, Jefferson's star has been falling for 50 years. Fleming's frank hostility puts him at the far end of the scale, but he makes a fascinating case that Jefferson's charisma—which peaked early with the Declaration of Independence—was accompanied by fanciful political beliefs that continue to exert a malign influence on the office of the presidency."
The camaraderie among America's Founding Fathers did not survive independence in 1783. Disagreement over the role of government grew into virulent antagonism, and that acrimony persists today. Prolific historian Fleming (A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War, 2013, etc.) delivers a vivid, opinionated history of this conflict.Read full book review >