Search Results: "William L. Stull"


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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2001

"Still, we probably can't have too much of Carver's spare, precisely honed prose in print. One hopes a Collected Stories will appear before long."
A presumably final gathering of work left behind by the writer (1938-88) many considered the American Chekhov: a compassionate and artful chronicler of "ordinary" lives. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1962

"There's a sense of drama, an economy of words."
Excitement, suspense surrounding the biggest naval hunt of World War II, combine to make this one of the tops in this series, a book one reads with sustained excitement. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"An informative briefing on the big-money games played on the banks of the Potomac."
A jauntily opinionated memoir of government service from the resilient septuagenarian who was chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Resolution Trust Corp. at the height of the crises that convulsed the domestic banking industry during the 1980's. Read full book review >

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Released: June 20, 1941

"A book for public libraries, bookshops, rental libraries."
Here's the answer to those who have wondered whether Shirer's veiled allusions on the air, speaking from Berlin, have cloaked pro-Nazi sympathies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2009

"An enlightening, affirmative look at Inuit culture and history by a devoted champion."
A longtime activist for Native rights in Alaska shares his remarkable journey. Read full book review >

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FINAL THESIS by William L. Story
Released: April 18, 1989

A medium-boiled debut for college professor Nich Toland—"a kind of a policeman"—who turns down student Darlene Abbott's request to find her missing chum Kristin, then changes his mind when one girl turns up dead in a Combat Zone alley, and the other in a wayside gulley. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 1993

"An absorbing tale of how a decidedly ugly duckling became a military hero of some consequence. (Nineteen photos, map—not seen) (Main Selection of the Military Book Club)"
A valentine for one of the ugliest, albeit most lethally effective, warplanes ever built—as well as for the men who flew them during the Desert Storm campaign. Read full book review >

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KILLED IN FRINGE TIME by William L. DeAndrea
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Fans of the traditional whodunit will gobble it up."
More trouble for the already much-troubled TV vice-president (in charge of ``Special Projects'') Read full book review >

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MID-CENTURY JOURNEY by William L. Shirer
Released: May 16, 1952

"Shirer's name carries weight to counterbalance a public apathy towards books that make us think."
The author of turns his perceptive eye and mind on the Europe of 1950-51, at the mid century mark. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1969

"The subject matter lacks the same fascination-repulsion which propelled so many readers through the numerous pages of Rise and Fall, but Collapse should also achieve a good measure of critical and popular success."
This is a companion effort to Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1960), also voluminous but very readable, reflecting once again both Shirer's own experience and an-enormous mass of historical material well digested and assimilated. Read full book review >