Search Results: "William G. Hyland"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"A trip down memory lane that turns out to be a critical dead end."
Former Foreign Affairs editor Hyland sends an uninspired valentine to the music of his youth. Read full book review >

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RICHARD RODGERS by William G. Hyland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"Intelligent, but utterly lifeless. (17 illustrations, not seen)"
Hyland, former editor of Foreign Affairs, continues his exploration of the giants of American popular song, begun in The Song Is Ended (1995), with a biography of the man who may have been the greatest of them all. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1999

"Like the recent American foreign policy he chronicles, Hyland eschews any positive theme."
A wide-ranging critique of Clinton's foreign policy that will please those frustrated over the continuing popularity of a president focused on domestic issues. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: May 15, 1991

"To include 60 b&w photos, maps, and index (not seen). (Nonfiction. 14+)"
Another in this excellent series that shows every sign of becoming a standard, essential book. Read full book review >

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TIGHT LINES by William G. Tapply
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 1992

"The usual Tapply strengths: a deceptively tranquil style, heavy doses of the Brady charm, and just enough mystery to keep you turning the pages until the revelation you've feared all along."
The elegiac tone that Tapply's affected for Brady Coyne's last few outings (Client Privilege, etc.) is perfectly suited to this autumnal tale of elderly, blue-blooded Susan Ames's attempt to find her daughter Mary Ellen so that they can make peace before Susan dies. Read full book review >

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THE SPOTTED CATS by William G. Tapply
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 1991

"Tapply (Dead Winter, Client Privilege, etc.) sketches in Brady's relationships with Jeff and Lily so deftly that you'll probably share, and forgive, his lack of interest in the slow-moving plot."
Laid-back workaphobic Boston lawyer Brady Coyne's weekend stay with his client Jeff Newton, scarred inside and out by an encounter with a Zambian leopard, turns from nuisance to nightmare when two men break into the house, scare Brady half to death, beat Jeff into a coma, kill his two guard dogs, and get away with seven solid-gold pre- Columbian leopards valued a $1.5 million. Read full book review >

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MUSCLE MEMORY by William G. Tapply
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 1999

"Brady's 16th (Cutter's Run, 1998, etc.) is stylish, routine, just a little bit synthetic: a spot of fishing, a tender scene with a returning lover, the odd clue."
Can things get any worse for retired basketball player Mick Fallon? Read full book review >

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DARK TIGER by William G. Tapply
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"More nourishment for Field & Stream readers than for mystery fans."
After years of establishing and protecting amnesiac Stonewall Jackson Calhoun's identity as co-owner of a Maine tackle shop, federal agents return to make him an offer he can't refuse. Read full book review >

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THE SNAKE EATER by William G. Tapply
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"As you'd expect, the answers aren't quite as good as the questions, but this entry relies less on atmosphere and more on mystery than any of Brady's outings in years."
A rare criminal client for Boston probate attorney Brady Coyne (Tight Lines, 1992, etc.)—Daniel McCloud, arrested for growing 70 pounds of cannabis that he insists he's using to alleviate the effects of Agent Orange—leads to one of Brady's strangest cases when the marijuana charges are abruptly dropped and a manuscript that Brady's agreed to send to New York literary agent Al Coleman turns out to be fatal to both Daniel and Coleman. Read full book review >

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SHEPPARD AND THE FRENCH RESCUE by G. William Weatherly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2017

"A bracing start to a new series about naval warfare."
A work of speculative fiction focuses on World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Autobiographical trivia with all the dramatic appeal of a DoD travel order. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
The dull-as-dishwater memoirs of a good soldier who rose through the ranks to become the US Army's top noncommissioned officer. Read full book review >