Search Results: "Tom Clavin"


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DODGE CITY by Tom Clavin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"There's some rehashing of the old but much that is new, making this a must-have for buffs—nothing world-changing but a nicely spun Wild West yarn to satisfy even the most ardent consumer of oaters."
Of cowpokes, desperadoes, and the law in a Western town in which it wasn't always easy to tell which was which. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Substance trumps style in a book that will appeal to military history buffs and veterans."
Engaging account of an important, sometimes overlooked battle of the Korean War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2011

"A thrilling narrative of bravery, bravado and loss."
An exciting, focused account of the bitter evacuation by helicopter of the last Marines securing the U.S. embassy compound in Saigon on April 30, 1975. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"For golf fans, of course, but also for anyone who cherishes signature moments in sports history."
A stirring account of the most memorable victory of golf's greatest champion. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2013

"Simon and Garfunkel famously asked, 'Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?' Clavin reminds readers that Joe is not the only DiMaggio worth remembering."
A fine biography of the greatest brother combination ever to play major league baseball. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"There's no magic, black or otherwise, in this cut-and-paste bio."
Lazy, hackneyed biography of the lounge act to end them all. Read full book review >

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RECKLESS by Tom Clavin
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"For military buffs, a blood-soaked war story about a courageous horse."
More than six decades ago, American Marines fought to hold a hill in Korea. They had significant help from a singular horse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RYDER CUP by Bob Bubka
NON-FICTION
Released: May 26, 1999

"Many flaws, but this account by two veteran golf journalists seems to be the only book available combining a rehash of Ryder Cups past, a tribute to the tournament's luminaries and principles, and a preview of this year's competition, to be held in Brookline, Mass."
Containing a wee bit of padding and a lot of hype, this slight (but not slender) volume serves as a passable introduction to golf's biannual intercontinental grudge match. Read full book review >

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THE HEART OF EVERYTHING THAT IS by Bob Drury
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A well-researched and -written account of an often overlooked figure in the history of the Indian Wars."
Sharply honed life of the only American Indian leader to definitively beat the United States in war, short-lived though the defeat might have been. Read full book review >

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LUCKY 666 by Bob Drury
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Overly sentimental writing may test some readers, but the authors deliver a great war story."
A breathless history of World War II heroism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2007

"The inherent drama of the events compensates for the sometimes lackluster storytelling."
A tale of natural disaster, bad judgment and heroism during World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A loving appreciation of a rare commodity: an extraordinary athlete who was an even better man."
A neglected baseball great receives his due in this comprehensive biography. Read full book review >