Search Results: "William Doyle"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2001

"Doyle's exhaustive research and intense narrative should reach beyond the target audience of those who pursue civil rights and military issues."
An account of the conflict between federal forces and Governor Ross Barnett's state police, along with thousands of civilians, over the racial integration of the all-white University of Mississippi in 1962. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 31, 1999

"A promising idea, but the book does not deliver. (8 pages b&w photos) (Author tour)"
Intermittently interesting tales from the presidential tapes. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN GUN by Chris Kyle
NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2013

"Will appeal to military buffs, conservative readers and, of course, firearms enthusiasts."
A raucous and duly violent tour of American history through the sights of 10 famous weapons, from the Kentucky long rifle to the M-16. Read full book review >

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NAVY SEALS by Dick Couch
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Entertaining, no-nonsense balancing of legends and martial reality."
Developmental narrative of the esteemed Navy SEALs, co-written by a former member. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"Impressive feats from an important soldier, but the book has the ring of an official military account."
The inspiring story of one soldier in Iraq in 2006 determined to make peace with warring tribal factions. Read full book review >

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PT 109 by William Doyle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Dramatic and revealing. Readers unfamiliar with the Joe Kennedy back story will be startled to learn of his puppet master-like role in orchestrating JFK's rise to the presidency."
The making of war hero John F. Kennedy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Revealing details of this fraught era couched in an overly self-aggrandizing tone."
The first black graduate of the University of Mississippi pontificates on his place in civil rights history. Read full book review >

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A B SEE by Elizabeth Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"While the tiny images will make this a challenge for young babies, the large number of objects to identify means they will return to it again and again as their vocabularies expand. (Board book. 1-4)"
Hundreds of tiny, subtly raised images to study and name make a lovely, tactile alphabet book that can be enjoyed far longer than most ABC books. Read full book review >

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OH, PLAY THAT THING by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2004

"An uncharacteristic misstep in a brilliant writer's estimable career."
Terrorist Henry Smart, the memorable IRA antihero of Doyle's superb sixth novel (A Star Called Henry, 1999) makes an imperfect conquest of America in this widely ranging sequel. Read full book review >

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PADDY CLARKE HA HA HA by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 1993

"A work of maturity and grace."
Irish writer Doyle's fourth novel (The Van, The Snapper, etc.)—and the just-announced 1993 Booker Prize winner: a story that depicts with remarkable acuity that extraordinary intensity of response that is at the heart of childhood. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN FANTASTIC by Tom Doyle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2017

"A great way to better understand the man behind the garish glasses and platform boots."
Veteran rock journalist Doyle (Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s, 2014, etc.) continues his foray into the 1970s music scene with a compelling profile of an unlikely rock star. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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