Search Results: "William C. Rhoden"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2006

"Provocative and distressing—just the right combination for beginning an important conversation."
New York Times sports columnist Rhoden explores the history of African-American athletes, decrying the unwillingness of modern players to take the courageous stands that characterized their predecessors. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"While Davis's insights aren't particularly new, his examination of Lincoln from the viewpoint of the average Union soldier confirms 'Old Abe's' undeniable genius as a wartime leader."
A worthwhile, though hardly groundbreaking study of the emotional bonds forged between the average Union soldier and "Father Abraham" Lincoln. Read full book review >

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DEATHDAY by William C. Dietz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 4, 2001

"Against Dietz's plucky, paper-thin human characters, his flimsy aliens, based on Imperial Chinese and European colonial stereotypes, do not stand a chance."
Routine alien invasion story of blithely nasty outerspace insects and a bickering bunch of humans who, in this first in a series, decide to fight back. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"The compelling story of a Horatio Alger who lived well into his 90s."
An admiring biography of the Vegas wheeler-dealer who made billions but whose personal life became quite tangled. Read full book review >

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RUNNER by William C. Dietz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"For fans of space opera and action/adventure, this one is not to be missed."
Far-future, planet-hopping adventure, the first in a new series from the author of The Legion of the Damned novels (For Those Who Fell, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 2011

"A fast-paced, heart-racing nonfiction thriller, occasionally bloated by excessive drugs, blood and bullets."
Jorge Salcedo's clandestine transition from a notorious drug cartel's head of security to a DEA informant. Read full book review >

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MARCEL PROUST by William C. Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2000

"A prodigious work, rich and racy, informed by fact, animated by imagination, utterly worthy of its wondrous subject. (47 illus., not seen)"
A masterful life of the eccentric pioneer who mapped the modern mind in Remembrance of Things Past (more accurately translated here as In Search of Lost Time), by the noted Proust scholar (French/Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham; The Proustian Quest, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2004

"An engaging study, full of odd twists and forgotten episodes."
Just in time for the big-budget remake of The Alamo: not a tie-in, but a learned account of how Texas came to be an independent republic, and then the Lone Star State. Read full book review >

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JEFFERSON DAVIS by William C. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 1991

"A dispassionate, well-researched, and skillful biography of a complex and controversial figure. (Sixteen pages of b&w illustrations—not seen.)"
A fine, objective portrait in paradox, shrewdly detailing how Jefferson Davis's character flaws rendered him woefully unsuited to be President of the Confederacy. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2012

"A cogent, well-documented new take on a controversial verdict."
A piece of true-crime investigative work focuses on the supposedly true killer of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Read full book review >