Search Results: "William L. Stull"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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THE WEREWOLF MURDERS by William L. DeAndrea
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1992

"For retro fans, a pleasant enough couple of hours."
Mysterious killings at the Olympique Scientific Internationale (an eminent astronomer, an investigating police officer, an annoying scientist turned amateur sleuth)—committed by what sounds, from the one surviving witness's account, like a werewolf—flush out formidably brainy Niccolo Benedetti and his Nick-and-Nora satellites Ron Gentry and Janet Higgins (The Hog Murders). 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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GANDHI by William L. Shirer
Released: Jan. 1, 1980

"None of this is new; some of it is blinkered, some is extraneous; but enough of it is vivid to impress upon latecomers the worldwide force of Gandhi's example."
As a young foreign correspondent, Shirer reported briefly on Gandhi—but the year was 1931, when India's struggle for independence peaked and Gandhi scored perhaps his greatest political success. 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 >

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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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THE MANX MURDERS by William L. DeAndrea
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"If you're counting clues, you'll find this puzzle ingenious, fair (almost too fair—it's easier to solve than the average crossword), but also so thinly imagined, it's instantly forgettable."
It's hard to stay busy when you're a philosopher of evil whose theories are based exclusively on the face-to-face study of serial killers, so it's not surprising when Professor Niccolo Benedetti (The Werewolf Murder, 1992, etc.) intervenes in the feud between Clyde and Henry Pembroke, twin government contractors who can't agree to release specifications on a revolutionary new smokescrubber one of their employees has invented. Read full book review >

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END OF A BERLIN DIARY by William L. Shirer
Released: Sept. 22, 1947

"Exciting- newsworthy- important."
One of the publishing events of the year- sorry we are so late reporting it! Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 1993

"A worthwhile history, particularly of political and military matters—but flawed somewhat by O'Neill's 1990's sensibility regarding issues of race, sex, etc., which isn't always fully sensitive to the very different mores that prevailed 50 years ago."
A judicious but generally somewhat lackluster history of ``the People's War.'' Although O'Neill (History/Rutgers; American High, 1986, etc.) derives his material entirely from secondary sources, he gives a nuanced and comprehensive account of the period—and also a somewhat revisionist one, particularly in his approval of FDR's policy toward the Soviet Union. Read full book review >