Search Results: "Charles Marsh"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Faith is not about reifying the American way of life, Marsh insists, or other forms of delusional self-worship; it is about doing good. Here, he offers examples of spiritual vision at work—and hard work at that."
"The revolution begins in the pews." So opens this closely reasoned study of the faith expressed in good works like the Civil Rights Act and antipoverty movement. Read full book review >

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STRANGE GLORY by Charles Marsh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"There is no doubt Marsh's portrayal will infuse new controversy into discussions about Bonhoeffer for years to come."
A fresh look at Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), both intimate and theological. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2001

"Personal and interesting, though the hesitancy and complacency of Reverend Marsh and the good citizens of Laurel are less than inspiring."
Reminiscences of growing up white and middle-class in the Deep South during the late 1960s. Read full book review >

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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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YOUR BEST BETS FOR FASCINATING SF/F/H READS IN JULY
by John DeNardo

Summer reading season is in full swing, and if you'd like to join the beach party, there's plenty of entertainment to be found in the pages of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. July's cream of the crop includes stories about a robot hitman, a dark and previously unseen perspective on Peter Pan, a woman with supernatural ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Breezy, blowsy, this is Bloomsbury for beginners."
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the bookstores—here's another volume about Bloomsbury. Read full book review >

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101 MEN AND STILL ALONE by Marilyn Marsh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A book of curt, repetitive descriptions of sexual acts that squanders a chance at sincere self-examination."
Marsh's debut memoir details her years of dysfunctional relationships. Read full book review >

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ADMISSIONS by Henry Marsh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Another thoughtful, painful, utterly fascinating mixture of nut-and-bolts brain surgery with a compassionate, workaholic surgeon's view of medicine around the world and his own limitations. Readers will hope that a third volume is in the works."
A retired British neurosurgeon delivers the follow-up to his well-received debut memoir, Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery (2015). Read full book review >

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JEPP, WHO DEFIED THE STARS by Katherine Marsh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Despite the fact that the third part of the book pales in comparison to the first two, the honest and humorously self-deprecating voice of Jepp moves readers to rejoice with him as he seeks and manipulates his destiny. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
Part coming-of-age novel and part paternity quest, this late-16th-century tale earns its distinction by virtue of its narrator: a dwarf. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT TOURIST by Katherine Marsh
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Teenagers knowledgeable about mythology and appreciative of sophisticated wordplay will especially enjoy this intricate read. (Fiction. 12-15)"
"It was just after dusk when the accident happened." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"They gave it a try, and being book people, they ended up with a book."
It's not a frat party. Read full book review >