Search Results: "Christina Haag"


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COME TO THE EDGE by Christina Haag
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"An honest, heartfelt account of love, politics and tragedy."
John F. Kennedy Jr.'s former love offers glimpses into the last vestiges of Camelot. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2016

"A refreshingly unusual approach by an author admirably transparent about why she wrote the book and why she chose to avoid more traditional approaches."
An examination of the controversial realm of American gun culture through the perspective of gun manufacturers, with an emphasis on the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2011

"Despite a title that seems ripped from a tabloid, this is a serious examination of contemporary marriage and a fruitful source of discussion material for women's groups."
The question that engages historian Haag—what's happening to the institution of marriage—gets a complicated and sometimes murky answer. Read full book review >

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THE TRAGEDY OF THE TEMPLARS by Michael Haag
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A solid picture of the Templars but a difficult read, with enemies coming from all directions. Be prepared to read it twice and take notes."
A long, complicated history of the Knights Templars in the Middle East. Read full book review >

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THE QUEST FOR MARY MAGDALENE by Michael Haag
NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2016

"A thought-provoking re-examination of a misunderstood heroine of the Bible."
Shining the spotlight on Mary Magdalene. Read full book review >

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PEGGY'S WARTIME MEMORIES by Enid E. Haag
Released: Sept. 24, 2009

"An evocative portrait of family resilience amid wartime upheaval."
A young girl's life is unsettled by World War II in this vivid memoir. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PAMELA HAAG
by Alexia Nader

What does a haunted house in California have to do with gun control? This question animates Pamela Haag’s newest book, The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture, a history of the gun business in the late 19th century focused on the Winchester family. Haag shows this history as two interrelated stories, represented respectively in the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ESCAPE FROM POMPEII by Christina Balit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A few morsels of fact, a few of story: likely only to whet readers' appetites for fuller accounts, such as Shelley Tanaka's Buried City of Pompeii (1997). (Historical fiction/picture book. 8-10)"
A sketchily told, if more elaborately illustrated, tale of Pompeii's destruction as witnessed by two young natives. Read full book review >

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JACK THE BEAR by Christina Leist
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"While the clever choices of creatures to represent their important human counterparts may elicit chuckles from adults, this well-meaning tale ultimately fails to be greater than the sum of its parts. (Picture book. 4-6)"
On the cover a kindly bear looks up with open arms to welcome readers into an exploration of what could make "the world a better place." Read full book review >

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ATLANTIS by Christina Balit
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"A closing note by Geoffrey Ashe, author of Atlantis: Lost Lands, Ancient Wisdom (not reviewed), puts the tale into both historical and cultural perspective. (Picture book/folk tale. 8-10)"
Balit (Twelve Labors of Hercules, 1997) recasts Ancient World accounts into a spare narrative, describing Atlantis's creation as Poseidon's wedding gift to his mortal bride Cleito, its idyllic early history, gradual descent into lawlessness, and final punitive submergence. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE by Christina Lauren
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Don't read it at night. (Horror. 12-18)"
A rebellious girl falls for a strange boy who lives in an even stranger house. Read full book review >