Search Results: "Walter Cronkite IV"


BOOK REVIEW

CRONKITE'S WAR by Walter Cronkite IV
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"An extraordinary journey with the most trusted man in America."
A charming series of letters from a young Walter Cronkite (1916-2009) to his wife, Betsy, chronicles his rising star as a war correspondent. Read full book review >

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A REPORTER'S LIFE by Walter Cronkite
Released: Dec. 16, 1996

"Cronkite bears out our trust in him as he bears wise witness to our collective adventures of the past half-century; he endears himself anew when he good-humoredly shares his own. (16 pages b&w photos) (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection; author tour)"
Personal and professional memories (though never intimate- -that's not his style) from a man not much given to ``self- oriented, navel-examining profundities,'' revealing a scrupulous, genial, generous spirit possessing a passionate, informed concern for the future of journalism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"The pattern makes for an enjoyable, but ultimately predictable, read. Sailing buffs, history buffs, and Cronkite buffs, however, will find plenty to admire."
An easy-reading travelogue of the East, West, and Gulf Coasts, as seen from the deck of Cronkite's own sailboat. Read full book review >

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THEY ARE AMONG US
by Mandy Curtis

 

BOOK REPORT for Scan(Scan #1)by Sarah Fine and Walter Jury

 

Cover Story: Oh, Shi—

BFF Charms: Big Sister

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Boys Will Be Boring?

Bonus Factor: Action Movie Antics

Relationship Status: On Your Side-ish

 

Cover Story: Oh, Shi—

At first, all looks well on this cover. The Earth looks peaceful, the rays ...


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CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE: 10 OF THIS YEAR’S FINEST CRIMINOUS TALES
by J. Kingston Pierce

This is the fifth consecutive time I’ve assembled, for Kirkus, a year-end list of my favorite crime, mystery, and thriller novels published in the United States during the preceding 12 months. Nostalgia grips me warmly as I look back now at previous picks—from M.J. McGrath’s White Heat (2011) and Peter May’s The Blackhouse (2012) to Derek B. Miller’s Norwegian ...


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EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
by Leila Roy

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
—First Amendment to the United States Constitution

 

As I’m sure we’ve all noticed, certain ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 1994

"Should be of help to depressives in understanding their illness while seeking treatment."
Uplifting, strongly researched but accessible book by Kathy Cronkite, Walter's daughter, following her studiously serious On the Edge of the Spotlight (1981). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"A collection of disparate, often repetitive pieces that, taken as whole, give a disturbing portrait of a serious problem."
A compilation of 58 short essays and one poem from a broad spectrum of African-Americans giving their opinions, reactions and counsel on the subject of HIV and AIDS. Read full book review >

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HEART OF WAR by IV Truscott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 1997

"A well-handled shocker that raises intriguing questions as to how one branch of the armed forces can send soldiers of varied sexual orientations so many conflicting messages. (Film rights to Jaffe Entertainment; Literary Guild selection)"
Sex, sexism, and murder rear their ugly heads at an Army base in Georgia, with convulsive consequences for the brass and troops alike: another engrossing, cautionary tale from Truscott (Rules of the Road, 1989, etc.), now making a welcome return to the military milieu he knows best. Read full book review >

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FULL DRESS GRAY by IV Truscott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 1998

"Civilians, though, may feel a bit let down."
An old soldier returns to West Point to find even more trouble than he—d left behind in this up-to-the-minute sequel to Dress Gray (1979). Read full book review >

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Becoming Twigo by David Roberts IV
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2014

"A vivid look at bullying, first love and inner resilience—with undercover feds."
Roberts' debut novel takes us along on a teen girl's journey to find herself while dealing with traditional, and somewhat unusual, travails of high school. Read full book review >

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COUNTRYSIDE by J.T. Cope IV
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"Solid introduction to a potentially vast magical world."
In this YA fantasy debut, dark forces target a young man after learning he has roots in a magical community. Read full book review >