Search Results: "Adam Jay Epstein"


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REBELLION by Adam Jay Epstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"All flash and no substance, this sequel fails at raising the pulse or touching the heart. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Zachary Night and his fellow Starbounders return in the second volume in a convoluted series that crosses Star Trek with Harry Potter but neglects key ingredients such as theme, character or apparent purpose. Read full book review >

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CIRCLE OF HEROES by Adam Jay Epstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"The prose doesn't live up to the nuance it attempts, and narrative thrust is weak; hand this off to readers who crave episodic danger that doesn't feel too dangerous. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
Despite obvious new injections of suspense and complexity, this quest-ender is mediocre. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF THE CROWN by Adam Jay Epstein
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"This dull string of clichés offers nothing to invest in. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
This series' second installment is a spiritless conglomeration of fantasy tropes. Read full book review >

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STARBOUNDERS by Adam Jay Epstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"A trek few will want to take. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Switching schools means making new friends and remembering a new locker combination, but at Indigo 8, Earth's site for Starbounders-in-training, lessons tend to be a little more otherworldly. Read full book review >

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EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN
by Clayton Moore

Getting the attention of investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein (The JFK Assassination Diary, 2013, etc.) is no small feat. Having profiled everyone from Lee Harvey Oswald to CIA chief James Jesus Angleton, Epstein has had a front row seat to the spy game for more than 40 years. So in May, 2013, when NSA contractor Edward Snowden disclosed mass surveillance ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2005

"A compelling take that depressingly suggests movies fit more and more into a bigger picture: the age of unreality."
A solid analysis of the movie business that shows why today's movies are so bad and why Hollywood is—literally—becoming a land of make-believe. Read full book review >

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Released: May 5, 1989

Under the benevolent banner of glasnost, could the Soviet Union really be trying "to win strategic advantages through peace-time deception"? Read full book review >

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HOW AMERICA LOST ITS SECRETS by Edward Jay Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A wild and harrowing detective story and impressively evenhanded portrait of a very sticky case."
A nuanced portrait of the government contractor who absconded with top-secret National Security Agency documents in May 2013. Read full book review >

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DOSSIER by Edward Jay Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A dirt-dishing, painstakingly corroborated life story that sets the record straight on a master con man who fooled most of the people most of the time. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A revealingly revisionist biography of Armand Hammer who, before his death at 92 in 1990, had made a considerable name for himself as an industrialist, patron of the arts, philanthropist, and unofficial envoy to Communist seats of government. Read full book review >

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THE FAMILIARS by Adam J. Epstein
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Pass. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The calculated invocation of too many tropes makes for a joyless fantasy debut. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 1993 by Joseph Epstein
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 3, 1993

"A solid collection of 22 essays that, for the most part, draw us into the quietly entertaining pleasure of contemplating what makes humans tick."
``The style of the essayist is that of an extremely intelligent, highly commonsensical person talking, without stammer and with impressive coherence, to him- or herself and to anyone else who cares to eavesdrop,'' writes essayist Epstein in his introduction to this satisfying eighth volume of the annual series. Read full book review >