Search Results: "Thomas J. Craughwell"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A slim but tasty addition to the long list of Jefferson's accomplishments."
Craughwell (30 Days with the Irish Mystics, 2012, etc.) chronicles Jefferson's obsession with all things agricultural. Read full book review >

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Virtual Vengeance by Thomas J J Starr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 2014

"A solid, enjoyable first novel, despite its tendency to veer into wordy technological discussions."
In Starr's debut cyber-thriller, the future is here—and it wants to sell you things. Read full book review >

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BACKFIELD PACKAGE by Thomas J. Dygard
FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Uneven, but a strong finisher. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Quarterback Joe Mitchell and his tightknit backfield are leading the Hillcrest High Panthers to a second straight championship season and have promised to go on to college together. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"An authoritative, accessible, and lively study that may unsettle those who prefer to feel in firm control of their destiny."
A disturbing examination of the diverse and interacting factors that influence the human life span, plus a brief look at some attempts to alter the aging process. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A well-researched, carefully reasoned account of the little- studied battle that made ultimate American victory in the Pacific inevitable."
In this compelling account, retired combat veteran Cutler (Strategy/US Naval Academy; Brown Water, Black Berets, 1988) offers balanced criticism and praise of the American performance in a critical WW II battle. Read full book review >

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GAME PLAN by Thomas J. Dygard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"As usual with Dygard, the climactic game is a real edge-of-the-seater; younger readers will also appreciate the simple language and repetition of key points. (Fiction. 10-13)"
When tiny Barton High's football coach is hospitalized a week before the season's last game, only bookish student manager Hubert ``Beano'' Hatton is available to step in. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Sharp, succinct, and expert. (Twelve halftones—not seen.)"
Fresh analysis of Wilson, his times, and the evolution of his international position; by Knock (History/Southern Methodist Univ.). Read full book review >

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RUNNING WILD by Thomas J. Dygard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Perceptive nine-year-olds might like this; older readers will find Pete's high school too white-bread and whitewashed to merit a visit. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The transformation of a teenage ne'er-do-well to gridiron great is traced in this novel from Dygard (Game Plan, 1993, etc.) that could be subtitled ``Portrait of the Troubled Teen as a Fledgling Jock.'' After his bad-apple pals Jimbo and Bucky sideswipe a parked car, Pete gets collared by Officer Stowell and dragged down to the police station. Read full book review >

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THE RISE OF A PRAIRIE STATESMAN by Thomas J. Knock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"A fine, steady study sets the stage for the second volume: running for president in 1972."
The first volume in the biography of George McGovern (1922-2012). Read full book review >