Search Results: "Thurston Clarke"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"This detailed, mostly worshipful account will not convince everyone, but few will put it down."
Prolific popular historian Clarke (The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days that Inspired America, 2008, etc.) argues that the charismatic president, whose achievements are generally low-rated by scholars, in his final months revealed himself as a great statesman. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A competent travelogue, but not much more."
A middling memoir of travels among the world's far-flung islands. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Generous without being slavish, beautifully capturing Kennedy's passion and dignity."
Tremendously moving chronicle of Bobby Kennedy's 1968 run for president. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2004

"An artful addition to Kennedyana, complete with detailed literary forensics that will inevitably invite a comparison to the present state of political rhetoric and contemplation of what we have lost."
Comprehensive account of the day a young president took the oath of office and gave one of the great speeches of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"A nearly edible travelogue—smooth as mousse, full of savory tidbits, and memorable."
In this thoroughly entertaining travel narrative, Clarke (Pearl Harbor Ghosts: A Journey to Hawaii Then and Now, 1991, etc.) takes the measure of the San Andreas fault, that 750-mile scar running head to foot through California, and finds residing along the crack a sideshow's worth of oddballs, shysters, and ugly memories. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"Powerful, compelling prose lays this ghost to rest with dignity and painstaking honesty. (Thirty-two b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Exploration in great human depth of a pivotal American and Japanese event, by Clarke (Equator, 1988; By Blood and Fire, 1981, etc.). Read full book review >

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THREE ABOUT THURSTON by Susan Milord
ANIMALS
Released: April 4, 2005

"The artwork catches Thurston in all his pomposity—watercolors that feel like statements from Thurston's soapbox—throwing a broad, ironic humor over the proceedings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Milord manages to pack three short riffs on the waggish, self-assured rooster Thurston into this quick picture book. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR C. CLARKE by Neil McAleer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Useful to specialists and students of sf, but likely to disappoint the more general reader. (Thirty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Science journalist McAleer (The Mind-Boggling Universe, 1987; The Body Almanac, 1985) turns his attention to one of the giants of his own field. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF ARTHUR C. CLARKE by Arthur C. Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Wonder."
A massive compendium brings together (most probably) every story—104 in total, at least 3 previously uncollected—ever written by grandmaster Clarke (3001: The Final Odyssey, 1997, etc). Read full book review >

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PADDY CLARKE HA HA HA by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 1993

"A work of maturity and grace."
Irish writer Doyle's fourth novel (The Van, The Snapper, etc.)—and the just-announced 1993 Booker Prize winner: a story that depicts with remarkable acuity that extraordinary intensity of response that is at the heart of childhood. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Though the author sets aside 'Boko Haram's treatment of women' due to 'reasons of space,' he offers a highly useful, timely, illuminating work about a little-understood terrorist group."
A diagnostic study of the ultraconservative "mobile jihadist gang" from Nigeria that has taken a violent toll on government and civilians alike. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Juicy archaeological journalism, brimming with facts and speculation about the deep desert's critical influence on Egyptian history. (26 b&w photos, 1 map)"
Science writer Thurston takes an enchanting historical tour of Egypt's deep Saharan oasis. Read full book review >