Search Results: "William R. Polk"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2006

"Packed with impeccable scholarship and insightful analysis."
America grows from embryo to newborn, nurtured by an international cast of characters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"A lucid, absorbing analysis of the theory and reality underpinning three centuries of insurgent movements."
A captivating but disquieting examination of how insurgencies begin, grow, persist and either succeed or fail. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 18, 2000

"Brilliant historical narrative that celebrates, in family members and the nation as a whole, an abundance of heroism, tragedy, guts, and glory."
A distinguished historian's fascinating WASP roots narrative that excels as family saga, revisionist American history, and inquiry into what we can possibly know about the past. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2005

"Learned, constantly engaging and full of pointed lessons for those wondering why the war has not ended, peace has not come, and no one in Iraq save Halliburton seems liberated."
A supremely helpful companion to, and gloss on, the news from Iraq—news that, to all appearances, we'll be reading for years to come. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2008

"A lucid, often witty account of a remarkably assertive leader whom historians, when polled, consider one of our near-great presidents."
A spirited biography of one of the most effective single-term presidents (1845-1849) who promoted war against Mexico and left office having vastly expanded both American borders and the powers of the executive office. Read full book review >

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JAMES K. POLK by John Seigenthaler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2004

"Against many historians, Seigenthaler applauds Polk for achievements that he insists are 'nothing short of remarkable, changing forever the geography and economy of the country.'"
James K. Polk waged war against Mexico, and almost against Britain, to increase the size of the US by a full third. Yet, writes fellow Tennessean Seigenthaler, "somehow he is the least acknowledged among our presidents, which is somewhat mystifying." Read full book review >

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POLK, HARPER & WHO by Panayotis  Cacoyannis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"A thoughtful, observant, and often humorous tale about real connections."
In this literary novel, family secrets, friendship, and the resilience of love play out in a dinner party between two couples. Read full book review >

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R-HU by Leslie Scalapino
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Demanding and strange, at times curiously affecting, more often simply infuriating."
The r-hu, we're told, is a Mongolian stringed instrument. Read full book review >

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A&R by Bill Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

Debut about the music industry by a writer who's in it and loves it, discords and all. Read full book review >

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WHO R U REALLY? by Margo Kelly
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2014

"Kelly's first novel is a suspenseful page-turner with multiple suspects, a little bit of romance, and a strong but not overbearing message. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A naïve 14-year-old longing for a first romance believes she has found it with an online stranger. Read full book review >