Search Results: "Christopher Sloan"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Still, most of these illustrations and examples are striking without being sensationalistic; both thrill seekers and children seeking some perspective on death or grief will find this rewarding reading. (index, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Sloan (SuperCroc and the Origins of Crocodiles, not reviewed, etc.) surveys funerary customs around the world, from both archaeological and anthropological standponts. Read full book review >

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NATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Equally suited to quick skimming or careful study, this systematic look at our deep past delivers compelling insights into our origins and behavior. (index, lists of books and Web sites) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Incorporating recent discoveries that have been filling in our family tree at an unprecedented clip, Sloan, paleobiology specialist at National Geographic Magazine, retraces both human physical evolution over the past seven or so million years, and the parallel but far more recent cultural evolution that brought us from flaked stone tools to agriculture in a relative eyeblink. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"By Sloan's lights, Peleliu is perhaps the biggest unknown battle of the Pacific War—unknown, perhaps, because pointless. A lively reconstruction that does honor to the men who fought it."
A well-rendered account of Marines in combat on what must have been some of the worst acreage on earth. Read full book review >

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COUNTING BY 7S by Holly Goldberg Sloan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Despite its apparent desire to be all things to all people, this is, in the end, an uplifting story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A story of renewal and belonging that succeeds despite, not because of, its contrivances. Read full book review >

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AN ISOLATED INCIDENT by Susan R. Sloan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 1998

"Still, the thrills come one a minute, and they chill to the bone."
Following the success of her first thriller (Guilt by Association, 1995), Sloan returns with an excursive police procedural set in a racially divided northwestern town—a tale that, however imperfect the narrative, yields intoxicating suspense. Read full book review >

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GUILT BY ASSOCIATION by Susan R. Sloan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 9, 1995

"The ending, while clever, will have those of all political beliefs cringing for different reasons, Sloan often gets the proportions wrong in her blend of not-so- subtle social commentary and suspense, but there's no denying this novel's lowest-common-denominator appeal: It reads like a house afire."
Just when it was beginning to look impossible, former lawyer Sloan pumps some life into the crowded field of legal thrillers. Read full book review >

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"A book about a former Buchenwald inmate that offers a powerful treatise on inner strength."
A debut biography of a Holocaust survivor delivers a detailed tribute to a remarkable individual. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 1993

"Strong words in support of a woman's right to choose, as well as sharp criticism of government policies hampering the exercise of that right."
Cogent thoughts from a member of what appears to be a vanishing breed—physicians not only trained and willing to perform abortions but also willing to talk about it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 2012

"Sloan writes expertly of the soldiers' courage battling the Japanese, but readers must search elsewhere (Richard Connaughton, H.P. Willmott) for the latest insight into the competence of their leader."
A skillful step-by-step description of the brutal and heroic but mismanaged 1941-42 campaign in the Philippines. Read full book review >

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BLISS by Bob  Sloan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 1996

"It's like watching a psychotic standup comic self- destruct on the analyst's couch."
Detective Lenny Bliss, NYPD Homicide, can't buy a break. Read full book review >

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THE PATRON SAINT OF RED CHEVYS by Kay Sloan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"A nice portrait of loss and discovery, carefully drawn and intelligently narrated but without much to distinguish itself."
Second-novelist Sloan (Worry Beads, 1991) introduces us to a Mississippi teenager and her family in the years after the murder of her mother. Read full book review >