Search Results: "Brian A. Curtis"


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THE PROMISED LAND by Brian A. Curtis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"An original concept that yields a commendable, approachable reworking of the ancient Hebrew Scriptures."
An ambitious reordering of the Hebrew Bible. Read full book review >

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FIELDS OF BATTLE by Brian Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A fine sports book with a stirring extra dimension."
A veteran sports journalist revisits "the most unusual yet meaningful Rose Bowl Game" ever. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Uneven but engaging."
A fast-paced but disjointed debut about the 2002 coup against Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez. Read full book review >

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AN ESSENTIAL DECEPTION by Brian A Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2013

"A truly impressive thriller debut in the vein of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code."
In this sprawling international thriller, an ancient secret society seeks domination over Western governments. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A vivid history of 'the collaboration and integration of the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian peoples of the Mediterranean that laid the foundation for the modern world.'"
A dramatic review of Mediterranean history in the Middle Ages. Read full book review >

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BIG BROTHER, LITTLE BROTHER by Marci Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Why bicker when there's enough room on the skateboard for two and a frosted donut for every mouth? (Picture book. 3-6)"
This gathering of brothers—sharply etched, bright photographs of pairs of them, younger and older, multicultural—celebrates harmony with nary a discord in sight (minor differences of opinion are of the most benign sort). Read full book review >

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I CAME, I DANCED, I WENT VIRAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: I Came, I Danced, I Went Viral
Bonus Factors: Kick-Ass Gram, Internet Fame
Relationship Status: Drinking Buddy

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz

This cover is great: it screams “prom,” but ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Bittersweet window into a privileged yet insecure upbringing."
FDR's eldest grandson nostalgically recounts his childhood growing up in close proximity to his charismatic grandparents. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"While it's refreshing to read a book about a popular musician written by someone with real credentials as a historian, Curtis sadly lacks enough knowledge about music to carry off her task."
Not really a biography, but an episodic social history centering on the life of ragtime composer Scott Joplin. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 26, 1995

"Gathje's unobtrusive writing is consciously set just a notch or two above the tabloid style, making it read like a mystery and a saucy tour guide of preWW II New York. (Illustrations, not seen)"
Using lurid accounts and photos of the day, Gathje's strong debut brings to garish life a crime that captured New York City's attention in 1937. Read full book review >