Search Results: "Carl T. Bogus"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A disagreeing but rarely disagreeable argument with a figure far easier to debate on the page than in person."
A professed liberal's assessment of the rise, reign and enduring legacy of William F. Buckley (1925-2008), the godfather of the modern conservative movement. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Even so, anyone interested in either side of the divisive Second Amendment debate will profit from reading this collection—the pro-gun audience to approach their argument more thoughtfully, the anti-gun people to acquire fresh ammunition for their views."
A collection of scholarly legal and historical essays that unanimously dispute the credibility of individualist interpretations of the Second Amendment. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 1993

Rowan (Breaking Barriers, 1991, etc.) condenses 40 years of friendship and professional contact into a solid, if highly laudatory, life of the ex-Supreme Court justice. Read full book review >

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BREAKING BARRIERS by Carl T. Rowan
Released: Jan. 7, 1990

As a truly distinguished journalist, commentator, and sometime public official, Rowan (Just Between Us Blacks, 1974) realizes (more in anger than in sorrow) that a lifetime of accomplishment as a boat-rocking, barrier-breaking black man has to an unfortunate degree been overshadowed by the fact that he was tried (but not convicted) in 1988 for wounding a hopped-up white youth (who had invaded his Washington, D.C., property during the wee small hours of a June morning) with an exempt-from-registration handgun. Read full book review >

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ALL KINDS OF CARS by Carl Johanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"The absence of a well-told storyline makes the book feel static, but kids who love cars will enjoy this crazy compendium and will be engaged by the imaginative take on a traditional subject. (Informational picture book. 2-4)"
Can there be room for yet another picture book about cars? Apparently. Read full book review >

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PAYBACK TIME by Carl Deuker
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Nicely played. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
After losing the election for editor, Mitch True, an overweight aspiring journalist, is assigned to be the sports reporter for his high-school paper. Read full book review >

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GUTLESS by Carl Deuker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"The sports may hook readers, but the bullying will land them. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Adding layers of complexity to the interactions of athletes, this sports novel set in Seattle offers a twofer: football and soccer. Read full book review >

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SICK PUPPY by Carl Hiaasen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2000

"Not top-drawer Hiaasen, then, but its selling points do include much sex, none of it in the missionary position, and a detailed concluding account of the characters— later lives, in the manner of Dickens on ‘ludes."
Will another unspoiled Florida island be turned into a paradise for golfers and crooked developers and politicians? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"An absorbing read that probes our foibles and uncertainties with gentleness, wisdom, and humor."
Elliott (Bioethics and Philosophy/Univ. of Minnesota) examines the American fascination with "enhancement technologies," techniques provided by medical science for transforming, improving, or even discovering one's true self. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"Knowingly and gloriously boastful, but not nearly as entertaining as Djerassi's earlier memoir, The Pill, Pygmy Chimps, and Degas' Horse (1992)."
A memoir of the birth control pill's monumental impact on its creator's life, as well as a capsule history of the Pill's development—and a response to those who blame it for various current social woes. Read full book review >

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MARX, DECEASED by Carl Djerassi
Released: Aug. 2, 1996

"Charming characters and clever prose, though few readers are likely to care about the issue of peer review as much as Djerassi evidently does."
Djerassi, a Stanford chemistry professor and the man who developed the first oral contraceptive, expressed his fascination with scientists' hunger for recognition in his first two novels (The Bourbaki Gambit, 1994; Cantor's Dilemma, 1989). Read full book review >