Search Results: "Thomas H. Inglis"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2014

"A genuine treat for Civil War buffs and a valuable source for scholars."
A soldier's annotated letters chronicle life and death in the Civil War's western theater. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A tense, sometimes violent, but satisfying ecological thriller."
A grizzled mountaineer and his friends take extreme measures to prevent a shady road-building project. Read full book review >

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PERIL by Thomas H. Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2004

"A fluent, suspenseful, synthetic yarn, this time without the staying power of Cook's more characteristic descents into the dark past (The Interrogation, 2002, etc.)."
A runaway wife is pursued by half a dozen men whose violently conflicting agendas will put them in just as much danger as she is. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 16, 1992

"An immensely involving work that shifts from the repellent to the heartwarming and back and asks important questions about the clash between criminals' and victims' rights. (Eight page photo insert—not seen.)"
Alternately horrifying and deeply moving, this fast-paced true-crime report by Cook (Early Graves, The City When It Rains- -both 1990, etc.) focuses on the murder of six members of the Alday family of rural Seminole County, Georgia, on May 14, 1973. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Mallory may have been an important orthopedic surgeon, but he's no Jerome Groopman."
Tedious memoir of a retired physician. Read full book review >

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GHOST HORSE by Thomas H. McNeely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2014

"A dark, deeply stirring novel about the quiet tragedy of growing up in a broken family."
A Texas boy grapples with his parents' estrangement in McNeely's debut novel. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"A fresh and vigorous synthesis that humanizes the harsh march of history."
An ambitious and engaging attempt to capture the elusive essence of a half-century of confrontation on the brink of the nuclear abyss. ``The cold war has been an extraordinary show to watch,'' Inglis (Education/Univ. of Warwick) says here, covering, conversationally and ingeniously, the full range of the spectacle- -from politics to science to art. Read full book review >

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THE CITY WHEN IT RAINS by Thomas H. Cook
Released: Jan. 10, 1990

Scaled down Cook (Night Secrets, p. 610, etc.)—less verbiage/fewer plot intricacies—in which free-lance photographer David Corman snaps a suicide (a woman jumping to her death from a fifth-floor window) and wonders whether there's a book in it: the emaciated woman had sold her blood to buy Similac to feed her doll. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1998

"Strong overall, replete with local texture, and geared toward the general reader. (33 b&w photos, not seen)"
A well-crafted local history that moves beyond institutional growth to capture the spirit of the people in the pews. Read full book review >

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BREAKHEART HILL by Thomas H. Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1995

"Cook (Mortal Memory, 1993, etc.) uses the what-will-have- happened structure of Barbara Vine's thrillers to produce something finer and more delicate, with an altogether less insistent narrative pull."
Choctaw, Alabama, May 1962. Read full book review >