Search Results: "Will Leckie"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

"Their love, humor, and forgiveness resonate from every page. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
An honest, searching memoir about the trials of an openly gay priest and his partner. Read full book review >

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ANCILLARY MERCY by Ann Leckie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Wraps up the story arc with plenty of room to tell many more tales in this universe. Let's hope Leckie does."
In the conclusion to Leckie's multiaward-winning trilogy (Ancillary Justice, 2013; Ancillary Sword, 2014), Fleet Captain Breq Mianaai directly confronts Anaander Mianaai, the interstellar ruler who blew up Justice of Toren, the ship that housed Breq's consciousness.Read full book review >

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ANCILLARY JUSTICE by Ann Leckie
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Leckie's novel cast of characters serves her well-plotted story nicely. This is an altogether promising debut."
In which a zombie imperialist space cop gets caught up in a complex plot to—well, this enjoyable sci-fi outing gets even more complicated than all that. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1993

"Here, as in his earlier works, Leckie offers little that's new or profound, and no penetrating historical analysis—but, once again, he delivers a vivid, engrossing story. (Maps)"
Another colorful, absorbing historical narrative from Leckie (George Washington's War, 1992, etc.), who tells here of the territorial growth of America, as well as of the country's various wars with enemies foreign and domestic, from the early Federal period through the war with Mexico. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"Leckie's flawed account hardly does justice to this climactic Pacific battle that warned Allied strategists that an invasion of Japan could cause a bloodbath many times worse. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
This sketchy account attempts to tell the US Marines' version of the story of the Battle of Okinawa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 1992

"Short on analysis, but, still, an enjoyable popular history."
Leckie (None Died in Vain, 1990, etc.) retreads familiar terrain in lively style—in this retelling of the story of the American Revolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 1999

"Leckie is at his best describing weapons and wilderness warfare (his account of the battle for Quebec on the Plains of Abraham is swift and vivid), but A Few Acres of Snow is vitiated by its clumsy prose and odd conception of history. (3 maps)"
This latest entry in Leckie's ever-expanding series of popular military histories of the US (Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II, 1995, etc.) displays both the author's idiosyncratic research methods and his tenuous grip on the principles of historiography. Read full book review >

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ANCILLARY SWORD by Ann Leckie
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Perhaps something of a retread but still interesting and worth following to its conclusion.
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Leckie proves she's no mere flash in the pan with this follow-up to her multiaward-winning debut space opera, Ancillary Justice (2013). Read full book review >

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PROVENANCE by Ann Leckie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"More intriguing cultures to explore, more characters to care about, more Leckie to love."
A woman seeking the approval of her foster mother takes a desperate gamble and finds herself in the middle of an interplanetary conspiracy. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH BACON CUSTER AND THE MAKING OF A MYTH by Shirley A. Leckie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1993

Leckie (History/University of Central Florida) deftly discerns Elizabeth Custer's central role in the making of the Custer legend, thus simultaneously celebrating a strong woman and deflating a frontier hero. Read full book review >

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LIFE IN THE BIG EASY
by David Rapp

Novelists love New Orleans. Its hot, humid summers, dazzling architecture, unique gastronomical delights, and diverse culture have proven irresistible, providing the colorful backdrop for a wide range of fiction—from literary classics, such as John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces and Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer, to such popular genre outings as Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles series and John Grisham’s ...


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APPLES HERE! by Will Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Considering the plethora of same-topic titles available—Ken Robbins's Apples, for instance (p. 962)—this, though not really a bad apple, isn't likely to be a first pick. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Hubbell (Pumpkin Jack, 2000) poses children and apple trees together in every season, and writes evocatively of the apple's annual cycle, from dormant winter bud to farmers' market and applesauce for latkes. Read full book review >