Search Results: "Thurston Clarke"


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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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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: 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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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: 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 >

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THE EYE OF HORUS by Carol Thurston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"However far ahead you keep on the What, the teasing emphases on How and Why will drive them to the conclusion of the religious, medical, and social alternative histories that newcomer Thurston so stirringly mixes."
A complicated mystery thriller that weaves alternative history set in ancient Egypt with forensic archeology from the present. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE BLACK by Baratunde Thurston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Flawed but poignant and often funny."
Comedian and Onion director of digital Thurston (Better Than Crying: Poking Fun at Politics, the Press & Pop Culture, 2003) delivers a "book about the ideas of blackness" in the guise of a helpful how-to guide to being black. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Still, a powerful study."
A thorough and moving biography of a comparatively obscure Chinese dissenter by the author of Enemies of the People (1987), a study of Mao's Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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ELIZA'S DOG by Betsy Hearne
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"There are moments of humor, and a terrific subplot about a report on Queen Elizabeth I. This book has appeal, mainly for other dog-obsessed children. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 8-12)"
After a long, carefully plotted campaign, Eliza's parents let her have a puppy, a border collie she finds while on vacation in Ireland. Read full book review >