Search Results: "Christopher S. Parker"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 26, 2013

"A dispassionate, academic account supported by reasoned facts in place of political passions."
Two University of Washington political science professors offer a rigorous scholarly investigation of the tea party. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 17, 2011

"Comprehensive, definitive, grim and gripping."
Military historian Parker (The Battle of the Bulge: The German View, 1998, etc.) returns with a sharply focused look at a grisly 1944 incident, the massacre of more than 80 American prisoners outside Malmédy, Belgium. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL BAND by Christopher S. Jennings
ANIMALS
Released: March 4, 2008

"With its die-cut dust jacket and familiar CG iconography, this will appeal to some pre-diabetic 'toon gazers but adds little of note to the current glut of retro-cartoon merch. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When their human owners motor off, two dogs and a cat—joined by "the gang from the zoo"—jam on a collection of actual and improvised instruments. Read full book review >

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HACKS by Christopher S. Wren
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Wren is never at a loss for an absurd situation or a touching moment."
A New York Times correspondent (The End of the Line: The Failure of Communism in the Soviet Union and China, 1990, etc.) exposes the less-than-glamorous underside of his heavily mythologized profession. Read full book review >

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SWORD OF DOOM by James Jennewein
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Developmental issues of identity, sexual innuendo and vividly described violence make this book appropriate for an older audience than the publisher-recommended range of eight to 12. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
After a visit to the king of their Viking realm, teen hero Dane, female warrior Astrid, village sage Lut and various supporters and rivals set off to rescue Dane's mother (who's been kidnapped by the villainous Godrek Whitecloak) and recover Odin's ring, an ancient artifact that is the source of never-ending treasure, from a cave guarded by a monstrous sea serpent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

In war-torn Serbia, a compulsive petty thief metamorphoses from mob boss to paramilitary warlord to international war criminal. Read full book review >

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SHIELD OF ODIN by James Jennewein
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Although it can be overly detailed at times, boys especially will enjoy the pell-mell action, the wisenheimer narration and the belch-and-flatulence humor embedded in the adventurous tale. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
It's easy to see that this was written by two Hollywood screenwriters—readers can almost watch the CGI effects unfolding as they go. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2004

"For the armchair hiker, a walk well worth taking."
Wielding the waspish wit he flashed in sending up the overblown aura of his chosen profession (Hacks, 1996), Wren sets off on his march into retirement by sending up himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A great revival of an older genre, the treasure hunt, and associated adventures."
Wall Street Journal editor Stewart (Hunting the Tiger: The Fast Life and Violent Death of the Balkans' Most Dangerous Man, 2008) makes use of the legacy of a 1930s explorer and adventurer in a new attempt to locate a fabled city in the tropical rain forests of Honduras. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Established fans will devour this excellent series finish. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Thidreck the Terrifying, killed by Dane the Defiant, is back in action on an errand for the goddess Hel to find the Ship of Doom. Read full book review >