Search Results: "Carl T. Bogus"


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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: 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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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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ANGELA'S CLUB by Carl Turner
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A competent, engaging, though unsurprising, romance."
Turner's fiction debut is a romantic tale about a young doctor who discovers that life amounts to more than professional success. 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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Shades of Light by Carl Hitchens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2013

"A meditative collection to read outside, with the wind and one's breath commingling."
A personal vocabulary of strength and grace marks Hitchens' (Sitting with Warrior, 2010) new book of poems.Read full book review >

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THE METHOD ACTORS by Carl Shuker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Engaging, leisurely, at times otherworldly; reminiscent at turns of David Mitchell's Ghostwritten (2000) and at others of the early Doug Coupland. A pleasure for readers with time on their hands—say, on the next night flight to Tokyo."
Lost in Translation for the noir crowd: a carefully plotted tale of a decidedly postmodern bent, with plenty of hip name-checking and lots of mind-altering substances to keep things moving. Read full book review >