Sign In | Register | Help

Book reviews from SDENNEY

Kansas United States

Number of reviews: 37
Average review: star star star star

no image star star star star star

Verve: An Artistic and Literary Quarterly Vol 1. No. 1

by Teriade


Reviewed on Nov 24 2007

Beautiful art. 4 full color lithographs.

Respond to this review or add your own



no image star star star star star

Mirage Etchings

by Morford, Ella Garman


Reviewed on Nov 24 2007

Very rare book of poetry.

Respond to this review or add your own



no image star star star star star

USS Enterprise (CVA[N]-65) Cruise Cook Operating on the line 18 December 1966 - 20 June 1967


Reviewed on Nov 24 2007

Fantastic book of memories for anyone serving on the USS Enterprise along the coast of Vietnam.

Respond to this review or add your own



no image star star star star star

Norman Rockwell Artist and Illustrator

by BUECHNER, Thomas S.


Reviewed on Nov 24 2007

More than 600 of Rockwell's best illustrations. 2, 3, & 4 page foldouts in full color.

Respond to this review or add your own



no image star star star star star

USS Enterprise (CVA(N) - 65) - Cruise Book - Operating On the Line 18 December 1966 - 20 June 1967


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

Hundreds of black & white with a few full color photos of the ship & crew. From the Dedication by J.L. Holloway III: "There will be other cruises and other crews for the Enterprise, but the events depicted in these pages belong to this crew - the officers and men who sailed and fought from the USS ENTERPRISE during the 1966-67 deployment to Vietnam." The book begins with the Enterprise arrival at her home port of NAS Alameda, moving to San Francisco Bay Naval shipyard at Hunter's Point, and Liberty in Hawaii. The balance of this fascinating book is "On The Line 18 December 1966 - 20 June 1967". "The waters about 100 miles east of North Vietnam, where the Gulf of Tonkin joins the South China Sea, are known to the men of the United States Seventh Fleet and the world as Yankee Station. These waters became well known to the officers and men of ENTERPRISE, for before they completed their last mission they were to spend 132 days at Yankee Station."

Respond to this review or add your own



star star star

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

by SHIRER, William L.


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

"Here for the first time is the complete story of Hitler's empire, one of the most important stories ever told, written by one of the men best equipped to write it.

Respond to this review or add your own



no image star star star star star

Germany's Underground

by DULLES, Allen Welsh


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

"The story of these anti-Nazi Germans who risked their lives deserves to be told. It is not merely a story of a plot. It is, indeed, incontrovertible proof that even in a totalitarian state the struggle for individual liberty does not cease. The knowledge that this was so in Nazi Germany can inspire all those who hope and work to build something better in the Germany of tomorrow."

Respond to this review or add your own



star star star star star

World War II Extra; An Around-the-World Newspaper History from the Treaty of Versailles to the Nuremberg Trials

by CAREN, Eric D. Collection


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

"The materials in this book have been reproduced from old and exceedingly rare and valuable newspapers. We believe that the articles and photographs herein are of such historic importance that an occasional lapse in the quality of reproduction is justified." Contains reproduced front pages of newspapers from June 28, 1919 through October 1, 1946.

Respond to this review or add your own



star star star star

Pearl Harbor and Hawaii

by ARMY TIMES (Editors)


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

"In piecing together this valuable, minute-by-minute account of the events leading to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the bombing itself, and its aftermath, the editors of the Army Times Publishing Company have drawn heavily on firsthand accounts and original interviews as well as extensive archival research. They move back and forth between Washington and Honolulu pointing out the shortsightedness and general incompetence that allowed the American fleet to be surprised despite the several hints and in some instances clear-cut evidence of the Japanese plans during the week that preceded the attack."

Respond to this review or add your own



star star star

Life Goes to War: A Picture History of World War II

by SCHERMAN, David E. (Editor)


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

Life Magazine photographs & stories covering World War II from 1936 through the celebration of Japan's surrender. Ending with the famous Times Square photograph of the sailor kissing the nurse.

Respond to this review or add your own



no image star star star star

The American Heritage Picture History of World War II

by SULZBERGER, C.L.


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

"Here the sweep, the drama and the tragedy of the global cataclysm that involved 56 nations are covered with the immediacy and impact that only great pictures can evoke. ...contains 720 pictures in World War II (92 are in color) ... assembled from official & private collections around the world. Many are action photographs that demonstrate the then new-found power of the 35-millimeter camera as a historian's tool. Some are from captured enemy files of art and photographs."

Respond to this review or add your own



star star star star

K-Rations, Kilroy, KP, & Kuputt

by DAVIS, Henry K.


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

"No, I'm not making these names up. How am I able to recall them -- and all those events of fifty years ago? Certainly not from memory. On the first night out from New York, wile overseas-bound about the Scythia a premonition seized me -- luckily before seasickness took over. I sensed that whatever happened abroad would be "once in a lifetime" suff; ergo "keep a record." This is the vivid & humorous story that shows the human side of the army in World War II.

Respond to this review or add your own



no image star star star star

Military Vehicles. Gun Carriers, Mechanical Mules, Ducks and Super Ducks

by COLBY, C.B.


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

"The modern soldier, whether well fed or hungry, can travel much farther and a dozen times faster than ever before, on an astonishing assortment of wheels, treads, runners, "rolligons" and even wings. ... Some of the vehicles shown in Military Vehicles are experimental, some are shown in but one of several possible modifications, but all are interesting to those concerned with how our services get into action and how they are maintained once there." Anyone interested in military history would find this book of great interest. Black & white photographs of each vehicle with a description.

Respond to this review or add your own



no image star star star star

Operations Analysis in the Eighth Air Force, 1942-1945 Four Contemporary Accounts. Leslie H. Arps, Bissel Alderman, Edwin Hewitt

by MISER, Hugh J. (Editor)


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

Signed by G. Baley Price on half title page. From the Preface by the Editor: "By this time a half century after the second World War, operations research workers are widely aware that their profession is an outgrowth of a scientific and technical problem-solving aid to British and US military services that began in the late 1930s. ... But these accounts, although they are of absorbing interest, often do not do full justice to the more detailed and personal aspects of the work that the analysts did, the conditions under which they did it, and their attitude toward it. ... The aim here is to reproduce these hitherto unpublished accounts just as the authors wrote them in mid-1945 after the end of the European war,..."

Respond to this review or add your own



no image star star star

The Southwest Pacific and the War; Lectures Delivered Under the Auspices of the Committee on International Relations on the Los

by ZIERER, Clifford M.; HOIJER, Harry; MOWAT, Charles; KERMER, Robert J.; BARKER, William C.; CONDLIFFE, J.B.


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

Each of the authors covered one specific area during this lecture series. Zierer - The Geographic Background; Hoijer - Pepoles and Cultures of the Southwest Pacific; Mowat - The Entry of the Wouthwest Pacific into World Politics; Kerner - The Pacific in the Diplomatic Conflict of the War; Barker - Strategy; and Condliffe - The Pacific Dominions.

Respond to this review or add your own



star star star star

Soldat: Reflections of a German Soldier 1936-1949

by KNAPPE, Siegfried; BRUSAW, Ted; MCLAUGHLIN, Susan Davis


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

"An uncommonly reflective and illuminating memoir by a German officer who served on virtually all fronts in Europe, Soldat offers a unique inside look at the German side of World War II and a world in ruins. As military history, Soldat is a rich vein of valuable ore, thanks to Siegfried Knappe's eye-witness participation in so many crucial and significant campaigns of the war -- including the desperate defense of Berlin, wehre Knappe's role as operations officer to General Weidling had him shuttling between the lines of combat and Hitler's headquarters and bunker." Black & white photograph section.

Respond to this review or add your own



no image star star star star

The Decline and Fall of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan: A Pictorial History of the Final Days Of World War II

by DOLLINGER, Hans; JACOBSEN, Dr. Hans-Adolf (Technical Advisor); Pomerans, Arnold (Translator)


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

"...Hans Dollinger is a remarkably nonpartisan, objective historian. Although German, he offers no apology for Nazism, and little sympathy for the German people seduced by it. He does not expess personal views and convictions. Instead he tells what Hitler did and said. He thus holds the miserable maniac up for all to see as he led Germany to destruction and moved inexorably to his own last hours in the Berlin bunker."

Respond to this review or add your own



star star star star

Up Front

by MAULDIN, Bill


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

This is the story of World War II as seen through the eyes of 'everyman GI' Joe and Willie. "He knows, as no one can who hasn't been there, that Willie and Joe, with their unshaven faces, their damp, soggy fatigue suits, their shoulders sagging under rain-soaked combat packs, are our fighten men, the guys who have been up front in France, or Italy or Burma, for a couple of straight months or years. Mauldin knows their gripes, their jokes, their opinions, their fears, and he records their talk with the most pungent accuracy. He has caught their life so vividly that it is no wonder he is their favorite." Do you remember Willie & Joe in the newspapers or Stars & Stripes? Or did your Dad or Granddad talk about them?

Respond to this review or add your own



no image star star star star

General Ike: A Biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower

by HATCH, Alden


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

"A Wartime Book". From humble beginnings, Dwight David Eisenhower had a military career that promoted him to the Supreme Commander of the Theatre of Operations in Europe during World War II on to leading the United States as President.

Respond to this review or add your own



no image star star star

Santa Claus Story and Picture Book (Santa Claus Series No. 150)


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

Light green pictorial hard cover with laid on illustration of an old fashioned Santa filling his sleigh by the Aspen trees with shadowy reindeer ahead of sleigh. Blue cloth spine. Every story or poem is accompanied by a full page black & white woodcut. 1920's.

Respond to this review or add your own



no image star star star star

Christmas is What You Make It (#4466)

by WAY, Janet Lee


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

Includes patterns & instructions for 15 'Gifts and Goodies', 7 'Table Decorations and Centerpieces', 23 'Ornaments', and 11 'Door and Wall Decorations'. A full color photograph of each finished project is shown.

Respond to this review or add your own



no image star star star star

Treasury Collection, A Christmas Pop Up SET; Shepherd's Christmas, Santa's Toy Shop, First Christmas Tree. Silent Night

by ANDREWS, Michele; TCHIR, Mary; MOHR, Joseph; GRUBER, Franz


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

SET OF 4 POP-UP BOOKS. Three pop-up scenes per book. The pop ups are complete & in very good shape. A couple of the pop-up have minor bends going the wrong way, but could be retrained. All pop-ups are firmly attached & complete. Santa's Toy Shop is slightly cocked. Very bright colorful scenes on the front of each. Internally NO marks or tears. Set counts as one book for shipping purposes.

Respond to this review or add your own



star star star

Christmas Holiday

by MAUGHAM, W. Somerset


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

A delightful novel about travel alone to Paris by a young man for the first time.

Respond to this review or add your own



star star star star

Walt Disney's Christmas Treasury

by WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

"Featuring Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald Cudk, Huey, Dewey & Louis, Uncle Scrooge & many more including Robin Hood, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Chip 'n' Dale, Pluto, Minnie Mouse, & Winnie the Pooh. "An unusual holidy treat are the Christmas cards sent by the Disney Studio to friends in the Motion-picture industry. ... a special selection of Christmas songs -- words and music are included. Pages of games and puzzles invite the whole family to participate in Christmas fun. And finally, out of the world of fantasy-made-real, holiday festivities in Disneyland and Walt Disney World are shown with the liveliness of a star twinkling atop a Christmas tree."

Respond to this review or add your own



star star star star star

The World of the American Indian

by BILLARD, Jules B. (Editor)


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

Part of the "Story of Man Library" series. "Dare flashing flues of a whale with intrepid seamen of the Pacific northwest and join in their elaborate potlatches. Play stickball -- "younger brother of war" -- with woodland farmers or go on an Iroquois raid. Count coup with Plains warriors, beseech rain gods with Hopi Snake dancers, learn that Indian languages -- where one word may contain all the elements of a sentence -- can hardly be called "primitive." Use the book's tribal supplement and 32 1/2-by-37 1/2-inch cultural map to discover details about nearly 600 tribes of the United States and Canada. More than 440 illustrations -- 361 in full color -- enrich this vivid acount of the American Indian." All of the illustrations are typical National Geographic quality.

Respond to this review or add your own



star star star star star

Indians as the Westerners Saw Them

by ANDREWS, Ralph W.


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

"Who, and what, was the Indian? Was he a cruel, skulking savage? Or was he a shy, simple, confused but often friendly red man? ... Many of the stirring events, recounted in the simple manner of plain people who took bravery with their buffalo meat breakfasts, are printed here for the first time. Ralph Andrews searched and researched until he found the manuscripts and personal stories that best expressed people's views on the Indian. ... is a photographic history and presents some of the finest studies of Indian life and customers ever displayed. ... Represented in the 200 and more photographs are some of the finest work of Curtis, Jackson, Barry, Rinehart and others."

Respond to this review or add your own



A History of Indian Policy

by TYLER, S. Lyman


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

From the Foreword by Rogers C.B. Morton, Secretary of the Interior: "American Indians have determined many of the characterisitcs of American life as it is lived today. Their confederations, their culture, their resistance to white expansion, and the non-Indian position in relation to them have shaped the government, the history, the geography, and the outlook of the United States as a Nation and as a people. ... will help Indians and non-Indians alike understand what happened when two cultures collied on the land that has become the United States." From the Preface: "The purpose of this tudy has been to bring together in one work a brief history of the Indian policy of the United States for the use of students, teachers, government employees, and the general reader."

Respond to this review or add your own



star star star star star

Delicious Holiday Chocolate & Cookies

by BEILENSON, Evelyn L. (Compiler)


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

Includes information on how to work with Chocolate and making chocolate truffles, cookies, souffle, sauce, meringues, brownies, muffins, coated strawberries & more. Colorfully illustrated.

Respond to this review or add your own



no image star star star star

Twilight for the Gods

by GANN, Ernest


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

"This is the story of the barquentine, Cannibal, and the passengers and crew on her most tempestuous voyage. The date was October 12, 1927. The Cannibal, a forlorn figure as she left the South Seas port of Suva, was one of the last commercial sailing ships still trying valiantly to compete in the world of steam."

Respond to this review or add your own



star star star star

Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. Five Volumes in One

by TAYLOR, Michael J.H. (Compiled & edited)


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

More than 2000 illustrations in black & white and full color. The history of flight from hot air baloons to the SST. "Both aviation professionals and enthusiasts will find Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation to be a fascinating chronicle of the tremendous advances in flight technology."

Respond to this review or add your own



no image star star star star

Trains; A Grosset All-Color Guide

by DAY, John


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

"This is an informative and lively account of trains from the early pioneers in locomotive and railroad construction through the opening of the American West right up to the latest experiments with monorail systems for urban and inter-urban services. The detailed color illustrations of trains from all over the world add to the comprehensive nature of the text. The author shows how and why the railroads came, what made them successful and how they will be changed to meet future needs in transportation."

Respond to this review or add your own



no image star star star

Military Vehicles. Gun Carriers, Mechanical Mules, Ducks and Super Ducks

by COLBY, C.B.


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

"The modern soldier, whether well fed or hungry, can travel much farther and a dozen times faster than ever before, on an astonishing assortment of wheels, treads, runners, "rolligons" and even wings. ... Some of the vehicles shown in Military Vehicles are experimental, some are shown in but one of several possible modifications, but all are interesting to those concerned with how our services get into action and how they are maintained once there." Anyone interested in military history would find this book of great interest. Black & white photographs of each vehicle with a description.

Respond to this review or add your own



star star star star star

Corvette; America's Most Exciting Sportscar

by REYNOLDS, Bill


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

"...tells the story of America's premier sportscar, from its earliest days, when neither manufacturers nor buyers were sure that this new name was going to survive, through the early racing days, and on to the maturity of the Corvette as one of the last of the all-time classic sports-racers. it deals with the constant conflicts between the stylists -- who wanted to build the most beautiful sportcar they could -- and the engineers -- where were more concerned with details such as handling, aerodynamics and even passenger space. Every aspect of the car is touched on, from the way glass reinforced plastic was chosen for the body, to the ways in which more and more power was constantly wrung from the engines." Profusely illustrated with full color photography of this classic car. This book is a MUST HAVE for any Corvette owner or collector.

Respond to this review or add your own



no image star star star star star

The Making of an Automobilist

by GRANT, H.A.


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

1906 "To the man who possesses a knowledge of his car comes the full enjoyment of motoring; for he feels himself master of the situation and competent to make adjustments and ordinary repairs, whether it be on the road or in the garage. ... It is the intention, in this booklet, to go into theory so far as to make clear the principles underlying the operationof a gasoline motor. The rest will be devoted to the general care and maintenance of an automobile, or, in other words, keeping the car in proper tune." Black & white line drawings.

Respond to this review or add your own



star star star star

Encyclopedia of Civil Aircraft: Profiles and Specifications for Civil Aircraft From the 1920s to the Present Day

by DONALD, David (General Editor)


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

"The Encyclopedia of Civil Aircraft is an easy-to-read illustrated guide to civil aircraft that have been flown in every country of the world. Organized in alphabetical order by manufacturer; each entry includes a short history of the company. An informative account of each model provides a detailed account of its design, development and distribution, accompanied by photographs and detailed artwork profiles. This book includes more than 100 individual planes used by commercial airlines from some of the most well known manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing, De Havilland, Tupolev and Cessna." Two & three column pages. Profusely illustrated in full color and black & white. Many pages contain multiple photographs.

Respond to this review or add your own



star star star star

The Illustrated Motorcycle Legends: Honda

by BACON, Roy


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

This wonderful pictorial history of the Honda motorcycle takes you from the early days of 1906-1956 through the Twin cams, Turbo, Small Fry, all the way to the Retro bikes of the early to mid 1990s with the Revere and Transalp.

Respond to this review or add your own



star star star star

Mercedes, Nothing But the Best

by HEILIG, John


Reviewed on Jul 10 2007

Full color photography throughout including a picture of one of the first automibiles in the world which may have been built by James Hill in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Follows the automobile from the Birth of the Aotomobile through the merger of Daimler Chrysler & Mercedes in 1998. Statistics include wheelbase, overall lenght, overall width, overall height, curb weight, engine, horsepower, transmission & top speed for models from the 1928 Stuttgart throu the 1998 S500. There are also chapters about competition & the future.

Respond to this review or add your own