Search Results: "Bob Hamer"


BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN HEROES by Oliver North
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Authentic narratives of the men and women of the armed forces who have sacrificed for their country."
True stories of the men and women who put their lives in danger to defend the United States from terrorists. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2008

"Above-average entry in the My Life Undercover genre."
First-person account of the author's 26 years infiltrating gangs, organized-crime syndicates and other groups of lawbreakers. Read full book review >

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COUNTERFEIT LIES by Oliver North
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"Lifting a white paper right off a think-tank desk, the authors have applied a bit of imagination and come up with an acceptable action-adventure."
With the conspiracy meter cranked to the max, North and Hamer (American Heroes, 2013, etc.) embroil Jake Kruse, Marine-turned–FBI agent, in the investigation of an unholy alliance between North Korea and Iran. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Compulsive reading, reminiscent of Jared Diamond, from a scientist who knows his stuff and communicates it well. (Author tour)"
A fast-paced account for the general reader of the growing body of research into the genes that drive human behavior. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Nothing to titillate, but plenty to think about. (Illustrations, not seen) (Author tour)"
An informal, first-person account of the discovery of a genetic link to male homosexuality by a scientist who has given thought to the ramifications of his findings. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL IN THE RED COAT by Kate Hamer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Exquisite prose surrounding a mother and daughter torn apart, but the book could have used more attention to less detail."
Hamer's debut novel poignantly details the loss and loneliness of a mother and daughter separated. Read full book review >

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THE DOLL FUNERAL by Kate Hamer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A powerful paranormal novel."
The story of a resilient young girl who has the eerie ability to see and speak with the dead. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Notes toward an understanding of human spirituality: vigorous, fascinating, and open to interpretation, not least by Hamer himself."
Are we instinctively spiritual beings? Molecular geneticist Hamer (Living with Our Genes, 1998, etc.) ponders the question in an intriguing and demanding study. Read full book review >

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DON'T PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD! by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Children often see themselves as the underdog in an adultcentric world; they'll be rooting for the bunnies (all three…no wait, 72 of them). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Buddy is one cranky, hungry monster. Read full book review >

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MY PET BOOK by Bob Staake
by Bob Staake, illustrated by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"One of Staake's sillier, more ebullient outings—and that's saying something. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this cheer for books and reading, a boy wants a pet—but one that's easy, lacks fleas and won't run away. Read full book review >

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RACER DOGS by Bob Kolar
by Bob Kolar, illustrated by Bob Kolar
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Checkerboard endpapers show each doggie driver identified by name, including two female drivers, with one named Bingo—the only dog smart enough to read her map. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Kolar (A Cat and a Dog, not reviewed, etc.) illustrates his busy scenes of canines cruising in cars in a cool palette of blues, grays, and citrus shades, with cartoon-style characters in a retro style and flat perspective similar to that of J.otto Seibold's Mr. Lunch books. Read full book review >

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RACE YOU TO BED by Bob Shea
by Bob Shea, illustrated by Bob Shea
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"To sleep! (Picture book. 3-6)"
A hyperactive, saucer-eyed rabbit challenges readers to a race to bed and runs into a gamut of unexpected animals, people and predicaments along the way. Read full book review >