Search Results: "Archie Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MYTH OF THE STRONG LEADER by Archie Brown
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"A sure-handed historical review with an engaging viewpoint."
Brown (Emeritus, Politics/Oxford Univ.; The Rise and Fall of Communism, 2009, etc.) addresses an apparent paradox in attitudes about political leaders. Read full book review >

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THE RISE AND FALL OF COMMUNISM by Archie Brown
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Historical writing and political analysis of the highest order."
Essential history of a multifaceted political movement that ended in tears in many places—but endures in many others. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE 613 by Archie Rand
Kirkus Star
by Archie Rand, illustrated by Archie Rand
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"As a book, it stands on its own rather than merely evoking a larger wall display, reaching a much wider audience in the process."
A monumental art project is transformed into wildly ambitious graphic literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EUROPEAN ROCK & THE SECOND CULTURE by Archie Patterson
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"A fascinating aerial view of a music scene spanning three decades."
In this thick anthology of rock history, Patterson compiles every feature article and interview published by Eurock magazine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THANKFUL by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Low-key and gentle; a book to be thankful for. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Spinelli lists many things for which people are thankful. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 14, 2007

"Unadorned, but savvy, business acumen."
Faith-based motivational advice on conducting business, and life, from an auto dealer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PHANTOM BULLY by Jeffrey Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"Everybody's middle school years should be as ultimately satisfying as Roan's, whether they are Jedis-in-training or not. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
Perhaps playing off the principle that a great ending will mitigate almost anything, this story has at least a dozen endings, and all of them are pretty spectacular. Read full book review >