Search Results: "Thomas Parrish"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"The author's emphasis on the personalities of the period transform what could have been a dry explication of war policy into a page-turner."
Popular historian Parrish (The Submarine: A History, 2004, etc.) looks at the people behind Franklin Roosevelt's lend-lease program with England. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 1998

"One of the precious few clear victories of the Cold War, told with a triumphalist tone. (b&w photos, maps, not seen)"
Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Soviet army's blockade of West Berlin, Parrish, the author of encyclopedias on WWII and the cold war as well as of Roosevelt and Marshall: Their Partnership in Politics and War (1989), ably recounts the story with an eye to dramatic detail, as well as clearly defined villains and heroes. Read full book review >

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Released: May 10, 2004

"Dry if well-researched: best for students of naval history."
Dive, dive! Ah-oogah, ah-oogah! Read full book review >

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THE DIVIDING LINE by Richard Parrish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 1993

"Not that Tony Hillerman has any cause for alarm."
Parrish shelves the moral ambiguities of Our Choice of Gods (1989) for strenuously unsophisticated melodrama—in a fashionably multicultural mystery introducing Joshua Rabb (a transplanted Brighton Beach lawyer who lost his wife to a car crash and his left arm to WW II) of the Tucson Bureau of Indian Affairs. Read full book review >

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FLUTTERBY BUTTERFLY by Emma Parrish
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Flutterby Butterfly's mild mystery makes for good, interactive fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
This interactive board book is actually sturdy enough for young children to manipulate. Read full book review >

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DAMAGE by Anya Parrish
FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"Imaginative suspense makes this one stand out. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Inventive science fiction doubles as paranormal romance in this thrilling suspense tale. Read full book review >

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DARK OF THE MOON by P.J. Parrish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Clumsy prose, stereotyped people—and a first novelist who has to learn that in plotting the twist is better than the wrench."
An overwrought debut thriller set in the not-quite-ready-to-be-new South. Read full book review >

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VERSIONS OF THE TRUTH by Richard Parrish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 1994

"But this second slice of 1946 Americana is solid, stolid entertainment."
When three residents of the Papago reservation die of cholera, Tucson lawyer Joshua Rabb, (The Dividing Line, 1993) of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, prepares to open secret bidding on a contract for a new culvert to bring them pure water. Read full book review >

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RED STICK MEN by Tim Parrish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Parrish covers a lot of ground—the '60s, '70s, '80s; the wars in Vietnam, Panama, and the Persian Gulf; bigotry, violence, and the forces of nature—but at the heart of every story is the very familiar human need for love, respect, and understanding. Fine work."
A refreshing—at times inspirational—debut collection about hard-working people trying to do the right thing. Read full book review >

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NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH by Richard Parrish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 1995

"Save this one for your beach bag."
Joshua Rabb, a transplanted Brooklynite lawyer for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the 1940s, is the only person who can understand the Yiddish ramblings of the survivor of an execution on one of the Papago reservations outside Tucson. Read full book review >

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ABANDONED HEART by Richard Parrish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 1996

"Like-minded readers will lap it all up."
Parrish puts his Joshua Rabb series (Nothing But the Truth, 1995, etc.) on hold for an equally stolid two-act legal melodrama tracing the fallout from a most heinous rape. Read full book review >

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AUTOPSY OF WAR by John A. Parrish
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"A useful introduction to the causes and consequences of PTSD."
A distinguished physician reflects on a tormented life haunted by memories of his one-year war. Read full book review >