Search Results: "Clive Ponting"


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THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Clive Ponting
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Other than his highly relevant discussion of the 'new' nationalism, Ponting's conceptual analysis offers little that's edifying."
A bland and frustratingly abstract examination that emphasizes theoretical concepts, paying scant attention to specific people, places, and events. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 1992

"Few colorful anecdotes, but an impressive accumulation of evidence culled from the annals of recorded history: a sobering view of a planet deeply in peril. (Maps and charts.)"
A comprehensive assessment of humanity's assault on the environment across the centuries, by British historian Ponting (University College, Swansea). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A refreshingly unromantic view of a war that all too often is remembered in sanitized form."
You'll never think of WW II as ``the good war'' again after reading Ponting's catalogue of catastrophic mistakes and horrific atrocities committed by political and military leaders on all sides. Read full book review >

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CATERPILLAR DREAMS by Clive McFarland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A pleasing and amiable tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A caterpillar embarks on a great adventure only to find there's no place like home. Read full book review >

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ABARAT by Clive Barker
by Clive Barker, illustrated by Clive Barker
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Still, with three promised sequels on the way, many readers will, like Candy, want to 'trust to Mama Izabella' to take them somewhere worth the trip. (Fiction. 12+)"
A new series revives the almost-extinct genre of the fantasy travelogue. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF HOTSY TOTSY by Clive Cussler
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"A publishing event that demands an apology to the industry, all children and the trees that gave their lives. (Magical adventure. 7-10)"
Casey and Lacey Nicefolk are itching for another adventure. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2016

"A colorful tale of the long revenge of the Templars that often makes for compelling reading."
A historical novel that dramatizes the survival of the Order of the Knights Templar. Read full book review >

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HOSTILE INTENT by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 1993

"Pages greased with Cosmoline, mentally quite slippery and hard to hang onto."
Armament-heavy spycraft as British Military Intelligence tries to unravel the murder of an agent in Dresden, apparently by Neo- Nazis, while the blood flows. Read full book review >

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CRY HAVOC by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 29, 2003

"Over the course of 31 outings, Egleton has proved that few can make reptilian bureaucratic intrigue as intriguing as he can."
They've kicked him upstairs, sure, but superagent Peter Ashton hasn't lost a step. Read full book review >

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IMAJICA by Clive Barker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 11, 1991

Dazzling metaphysical epic-adventure as Barker surpasses his previous ground-breaking work (The Great and Secret Show, 1989, etc.) to reconfigure the Fall and to imagine a modern-day attempt to reverse it. Read full book review >

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THE RENEGADES by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 28, 2006

"As usual with Egleton, the plotting is on the cryptic side, but the characters are sharply drawn, and the bureaucratic back-biting will draw enough blood to satisfy expectant fans."
Another fine mess for the weathered warriors of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service to sort out. And if it's hard to tell friends from enemies, what else is new? Read full book review >

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Released: March 19, 2007

"Exemplary cogitations without a trace of jargon or better-read-than-thou condescension."
The humanities are everywhere, but humanism is at a premium. So observes British writer and television personality James (As of This Writing, 2003, etc.) in this collection, mixing amateurish delight and scholarly immersion in books and ideas. Read full book review >