Search Results: "Charles A. Wells Jr."


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 29, 2011

"This amalgamation of 'distinctly frivolous' stories lacks a strong selling-point, but you get the feeling early and often that Wells doesn't seem to much care whether he makes the sale so long as he gets to make the pitch."
Wells, a businessman from Middle America, presents his debut collection of short stories. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Heavy going at times, but nonetheless an eye-opening indictment of a myopic criminal-justice system."
The arrest, trial and conviction of four sailors accused in the 1997 rape and murder of another sailor's teenage wife. Read full book review >

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BORDER ODYSSEY by Charles D. Thompson, Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2015

"A potent cri de coeur for a more compassionate, sane and humane border policy."
An exploration of 2,000 miles of fraught, rugged and deeply contested territory. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"'You cannot understand the United States without grappling with race and the civil rights struggle,' writes Cobb. He's right, and his book makes a valuable contribution."
A vade mecum for students of recent history, seeking to comprehend the last century's ongoing struggle for civil rights for all citizens. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"Thought-provoking and studded with piercing ironies."
A frank look at the complexities and contradictions of the civil rights movement, particularly with regard to the intertwined issues of nonviolence and self-defense. Read full book review >

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BLACK MEN SPEAKING by Charles Johnson
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"Despite the urgency of the subject matter, there isn't much here that hasn't been expressed more eloquently elsewhere. (10 b&w photos of art by Jacob Lawrence)"
More American black men are in prison than in college. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2014

"An intelligent, elegant call to action in the defense of fresh water."
Porter (History/St. Edward's Univ.) addresses the legal, social, economic and environmental consequences of our present water rights system, a serious disaster in the making. Read full book review >

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Decoding Bible Messages by John A. Mapp Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2015

"A useful manual for Christians seeking to find the roots of their faith in Jewish Scripture."
In his nonfiction debut, Mapp tracks down and explicates threads of Christian prophecy in the Scriptures, operating under the familiar religious assumption that, as he puts it, "The entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is about Him." Read full book review >

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THE EYES OF AURORA by Albert A. Bell Jr.
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"The plot of Bell's fifth Pliny mystery (Death in the Ashes, 2013, etc.) is overstuffed, but the cast is colorful and the period details vivid."
A Roman attorney and sometime sleuth distresses his imperious mother by botching his arranged marriage, then ruffles political feathers by probing a violent crime. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 1995

"Close to being a sermon, but redeemed by its brisk and lively style."
From President Carter's secretary of health, education, and welfare, a clarion call for a cultural revolution in how we think about health. Read full book review >

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THE DAWN OF ISLAMIC LITERALISM by Joseph A. Butta Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"An accessible primer to Islamic ideology for the uninitiated."
A meticulous, scholarly introduction to Islamic literalism, specifically designed for a Western readership. Read full book review >