Search Results: "William B. Feis"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A work of fine research, peer review and precise, evenhanded writing that is standing the test of time."
The third edition of this solid, comprehensive military history of the United States, first published in 1984, reworks the era from the Korean War onward and includes the requisite additions wrought by the "global war on terrorism." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 1996

"Built on personal interviews and sound secondary research, Breuer's account should please both students of modern military history and espionage enthusiasts. (30 photos, maps)"
In an engrossing tale of unsung heroes and high-risk missions, military historian Breuer (Feuding Allies, 1995, etc.) penetrates the little-known espionage, propaganda, and guerilla operations of the Korean war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"British agents), he brings together the elements of deception in a compelling way, revealing more fully than individual narratives have done just how brilliant the Allied deception actually was. (Military Book Club Dual Selection for May)"
Exciting if journalistic description by Breuer (Geronimo!, Hitler's Undercover War, Sea Wolf—all 1989, etc.) of the vast superstructure of deception erected by the Allies to mislead Hitler about the focus of the D-Day invasion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 2005

"Packed with more factoids than a game of Trivial Pursuit, and enormously addictive."
A highly satisfying orgy of last facts, compiled by librarian Brahms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Crackerjack war adventures—and, in this case, the moon's the limit. (Twenty-nine photographs—not seen)"
Another smasher by Breuer, who specializes in thrilling reports of WW II spycraft and warfare (Geronimo!, Sea Wolf, Hitler's Undercover War—all 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"A provocative analysis of the challenges facing makers of health-care policy."
A physician grounded in economics, ethics, and public policy sheds light on medical care issues by examining how the recent past has shaped the present and what the future is likely to offer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 1995

"An absorbing look at the impact of Alliance politics on the outcome of WW II."
In a global history of the Grand Alliance, military historian Breuer (Race to the Moon, 1993, etc.) shows that the shouting war that raged among Allied leaders was in its way almost as violent as the shooting one with the Axis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 1999

"Likely 95 percent will reevaluate their career options. (b&w photos throughout, 16 pages color photos)"
The life of a globetrotting animal doctor, ungussied and enthusiastic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 16, 2013

"A convincing argument for well-child care in early childhood."
A collection of articles edited by Pittard (Pediatrics/Univ. of South Carolina) makes the case for a standardized set of well-child visits in infancy and the preschool years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW YORK NOBODY KNOWS by William B. Helmreich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"This book is pure joy; even the most dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker will learn something new about this vibrant city."
Native New Yorker and CUNY sociology professor Helmreich (What Was I Thinking?: The Dumb Things We Do and How to Avoid Them, 2011, etc.) investigates all five of the city's boroughs on foot, tracking the robust and ever-changing entanglements between New York and its inhabitants. Read full book review >