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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SCAT by Carl Hiaasen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Hiaasen's third outing for young readers might be a little slow in pacing and the character types might be recognizable to experienced readers, but fans of Hoot and Flush (2002, 2005) will not be disappointed by this funny, believable, environmentally friendly tween thriller. (Thriller. 10-15)"
During a field trip to Black Vine Swamp, a suspicious "wildfire" breaks out, and much-feared and -reviled science teacher Mrs. Starch vanishes. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE DECEIVING DON by Carl Brookins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 2008

"Brookins (Bloody Halls, 2008, etc.) makes the case a cluttered, low-energy affair that fizzles out instead of winding up. On the plus side, there is a distinctly original motive for Don Molinaro's demise."
A Twin Cities private eye investigates when a resident of the retirement home across the street is murdered. Read full book review >

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THE TETHER by Carl Phillips
Released: April 1, 2001

"In the best cases, that hard thought flowers into feeling and makes the poems memorable."
Phillips's fifth collection is a difficult one of lean, stubbornly metaphysical lyrics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

"A painlessly amusing walk around the old Dodger haunts in a Brooklyn that is no more."
Brooklyn's beloved "Oisk" recalls life in Ebbetts Field and after. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"An eye-opening, absorbing, complex story of scientific achievement in the face of overwhelming odds."
A hard-hitting attack on current drug policy by Hart (Psychology and Psychiatry/Columbia Univ.), a neuroscientist who grew up on the streets of one of Miami's toughest neighborhoods. Read full book review >

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BASKET CASE by Carl Hiaasen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2002

"The giggles throughout, in fact, are authentic, but this time the crazies only nibble at the edges of the dutiful detective story instead of disporting themselves smack into the middle of things, as they've done in Hiaasen's more inspired crime comedies."
South Florida's master farceur takes enough off his trademark loony tunes (Sick Puppy, 2000, etc.) to fit some, though not all, the laughs into a whodunit. Read full book review >