Search Results: "Vernon Loeb"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"The narrative is difficult to track because of shifting time elements and sporadic sections of battleground details, but Broadwell provides a first-rate education about the modern American military for outsiders."
A semi-authorized biography of Army Gen. David Petraeus, in the context of his Iraq and Afghanistan war commands after 9/11. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 19, 2011

"A readable, potentially incendiary account that assumes a certain amount of prior knowledge about Middle East diplomacy, yet is coherent enough for novice readers to follow."
Insights about failed diplomacy in the Middle East by an American agent with a unique perspective. Read full book review >

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GOOD HUNTING by Jack Devine
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"Devine's attention to detail translates into a finely delineated memoir of his selective undercover tradecraft."
Veteran CIA covert operative Devine highlights his career foiling trouble from Chile to Afghanistan. The book was co-authored by Houston Chronicle managing editor Loeb (King's Counsel: A Memoir of War, Espionage, and Diplomacy in the Middle East, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2008

"An unexpected, revealing look at an enduring and complex national symbol through the lives of those who knew it best."
A historian celebrates the lives of African-Americans who made George Washington's home—their home and workplace, as well—into an American Mecca. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"This is the definitive study of Mount Vernon, long overdue for the place that's been a seeding ground for ideals of American independence. (86 b&w photos and illustrations, not seen)"
Washington as seen from the vantage point of his beloved creation, Mount Vernon. Read full book review >

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VERNON GOD LITTLE by DBC Pierre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Humor and mass murder make for strange bedfellows, and first-timer Pierre fails to find the tone that might harmonize them."
A schoolyard massacre, a teenager on the lam, gross-out humor, and jabs at the media. Read full book review >

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OF MICE AND MAGIC by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Maintaining a keen balance between silly and sly, this sequel will have readers snickering. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 7-12)"
Princess Harriet's second outing takes on the "Twelve Dancing Princesses." Read full book review >

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JUMP ROPE QUEEN by Karen Loeb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Familiar stuff about growing up: competently crafted, but very much a first book."
Fourteen stories, some of which were published in obscure literary mags, make up this grab-bag debut collection. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"Better on big pictures than case studies, but a worthy response to Illiberal Education and other portrayals of campus life today. (First serial to Vogue, New Age, Sierra, Mother Jones; author tour)"
An itinerant campus speaker reports back from interviews at more than 100 schools, arguing that students are not ``simply greedy or indifferent,'' as popular images suggest. Read full book review >

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SATISFACTION'S SEQUEL by D. Julius Loeb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 23, 2008

"A few revisions away from being a fun, humorous novel about a decent man stuck in adolescence."
A humorous novel about a 60-something-year-old man's coming-of-age. Read full book review >

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CASTLE HANGNAIL by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"An appealing protagonist, lots of action, clever, witty writing, witchcraft and evildoers who get nothing but what they deserve—what's not to love? (Fantasy. 10-16)"
Castle Hangnail is in desperate need of a new Master; 12-year-old budding Wicked Witch Molly might be just the person to fill the position. Read full book review >