Search Results: "Christian Wiman"


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MY BRIGHT ABYSS by Christian Wiman
Released: April 2, 2013

"At times poignant and focused, at other times vague and meandering, Wiman's grasp of the written word carries this unconventional faith memoir."
A poet approaches the Almighty with halting steps. Read full book review >

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THE LONG HOME by Christian Wiman
Released: Nov. 21, 1998

"The debut of a poet we will reckon with over time."
Winner of this year's Roerich Prize, Wiman's austere volume derives its plain aesthetic from the landscape in which it dwells: the west Texas where his family settled in the early part of the century, a terrain as spare and still as the calm centers of Wiman's tight and meditative poems. 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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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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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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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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THE ICE BENEATH YOU by Christian Bauman
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A fresh, straightforward debut that strikes just the right balance between action and recollection."
A well-done land-and-waterborne version of Black Hawk Down, this about a young soldier's experience of the mission to Somalia and his painful readjustment to civilian life afterwards. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2011

"Mainly for computer-savvy readers."
A heady exploration of the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and human nature. Read full book review >

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THE ROCHEFORTS by Christian Laborie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"Marred only by stiff dialogue, Laborie's debut impresses with a sweeping saga full of historical detail and familial melodrama."
From the rise of industrialism through the bitter dregs of World War II, a ruthless patriarch strives to restore his family to social and economic eminence. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A solid and, yes, concise look at the railroad's past, with a rousing call at the end for a new and improved rail system to carry the nation forward."
Popular historian Wolmar (Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways, 2010) charts the sometimes haphazard, sometimes avaricious, sometimes puzzling history of America's railroads. Read full book review >