Search Results: "Christian Brechneff"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"Brechneff leavens his account of adventure, simple pleasures and hard work in a magical landscape with interludes from his life in Europe and America. Yet, happily, the author seldom strays far from his beloved island refuge, even when its enduring entreaty begins to wane."
Artist and author Brechneff (Homage: Encounters with the East, 2007) chronicles his 30-year courtship with the Aegean isle of Sifnos, recalling his passages of self-discovery, development as a painter and ambivalence over his island identity. Read full book review >

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STRANGE REBELS by Christian Caryl
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2013

"An astute assessment of the efforts of a group of historic newsmakers."
In a highly focused work, Foreign Affairs deputy editor Caryl finds that the year 1979 engendered a remarkable crop of history-changing leaders. Read full book review >

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COMBAT CAMERA by Christian Hill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Although largely plotless and somewhat rambling, Hill's memoir nevertheless manages to enlighten and entertain due to the deftness of his observations."
In this memoir, Hill, having reached a dead end as a radio newsreader, recalls rejoining the Army, this time as a journalist in the Combat Camera Team. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMALS by Christian Kiefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2015

"Devastatingly beautiful. This novel embodies why we write and why we read."
In Kiefer's (The Infinite Tides, 2012) dark, lyrical novel, a man learns that no matter how hard he may try to atone for his sins, he can't outrun his violent past or his most painful mistakes.Read full book review >

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CIRCLE IN THE SAND by Christian Alfonsi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"A history that illuminates the personalities and driving motivations behind the current crisis in Iraq. Much of the story that emerges is familiar, though told in greater depth."
A political scientist unearths the decision-making process that led to the first Gulf War and its undesirable aftermath, arguing that the current war in Iraq should be understood through the prism of the first. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"A dark look at a looming world crisis in which the United States comes off as one of the worst villains."
An investigative journalist's tough analysis of how some of the world's most vulnerable states—those with a history of economic and political disasters—are confronting the new crisis of climate change. Read full book review >

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MODERN PHYSICS by Purnell Christian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"That sort of thing has a certain punch to it, but as a collection, this one—despite some fine gritty detail and several sharp portraits of the down-and-out or the merely mean—too soon punches itself out."
A first collection of 20 stories tries to make black humor out of macabre jokes, surreal grotesqueries, and the underbelly of life. Read full book review >

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THE SOFT CAGE by Christian Parenti
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"Gives you a good stiff shake."
Forget about the right of privacy and the Fourth Amendment. So writes activist scholar Parenti (Lockdown America, not reviewed) in this informative account of governmental and corporate surveillance in America. Read full book review >

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A PLACE FOR YOU by Mike Christian
Released: June 6, 2012

"An uneven portrait of difficult love."
Caleb, a fictional Coast Guardsman, falls in love with Caribé, a Dominican woman he rescues, and they attempt to relocate during her illegal escape from the Dominican Republic. Read full book review >

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BY THE SWORD by Christian Kachel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2014

"An educational yet adventurous novel that will leave readers eagerly anticipating the next installment."
A hero comes into his own in Kachel's debut work of historical fiction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2016

"Thielemann's revelations about the complexities of conducting are likely to enhance any music lover's listening experiences."
A renowned conductor shares insights into the powerful works of Richard Wagner (1813-1883). Read full book review >