Search Results: "William Philpott"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WAR OF ATTRITION by William Philpott
NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2014

"An astute examination by an expert war historian that sifts through the collective 'theatres of attrition' in this unprecedented slaughter."
A rigorous look at the grinding war machine involved in the making of the Great War, both at home and on the battlefield. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2010

"A knowledgeable, all-encompassing dissection of this supreme example of 'the consummate killing power of the machine age.'"
A staggeringly comprehensive look at the significant battles of the River Somme during World War I. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Fate and politics dealt Thompson a bad hand, and he ought to have been left in peace—biographically as well. (16 pp. photos, not seen)"
An excruciating oral history of the life of the longest-held American prison of the Vietnam War, from Military Update columnist Philpott. 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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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 2011

"In an age of Osteen and Hitchens, it's refreshing to see the subject of religion addressed in this nonpartisan, insightful way."
Nietzsche famously declared that "God is dead." Toft (Public Policy/Harvard Univ.), Philpott (Political Science and Peace Studies/Univ. of Notre Dame) and Shah (Boston Univ. Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs) suggest that the rumors of His death have been greatly exaggerated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY THE FARMER by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Steady and bright, this will appeal to toddlers looking for comfort, not thrills. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A cartoonlike hamster named Stanley and two other small mammals demonstrate the steps used to plant, maintain and harvest wheat at a typical commercial farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIGLOO'S DAY by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"Whew. There's definitely a new 'Busytown' in town. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Doing Richard Scarry considerably more than one better, a peripatetic beagle sails through teeming cartoon seek-and-find scenes featuring over 65 named characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOLEMCHIK by William Exley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2015

"Though this effort has some eerie moments, it's too abbreviated to offer more than sketches of plot or character. (Graphic short story. 7-9)"
A boy's dull summer turns exciting, to say the least, when he acquires a large and temperamental companion in this entry in a new series of graphic short stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAYTIME NIGHTTIME by William Low
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Calm and soothing—a nonthreatening backyard adventure. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An extremely simple text describes animals a rural child might see in the daytime and nighttime. Read full book review >

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STANLEY THE BUILDER by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Nonetheless, little listeners are sure to come back to Stanley over and over, as he explores jobs and uses equipment sure to pique their interest. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In Bee's new series, Stanley the hamster explores jobs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHATEVER by William Bee
by William Bee, illustrated by William Bee
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Perfect for sharing with little ingrates, though the question begs to be asked: Why this and not the original when this is almost a carbon copy? (Picture book. 6-8)"
A remake of Maurice Sendak's Pierre (1962), with a more trenchant ending. Read full book review >