Search Results: "David Boaz"


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LIBERTARIANISM by David Boaz
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Despite struggling with tunnel-vision, Boaz tries to be an intellectually honest cheerleader for capitalism and produces a work that should be taken seriously. (For another view of libertarianism, see Charles Murray's What It Means to Be a Libertarian, p. 1657.)"
From theoretical roots to contemporary policies, Boaz, who is executive vice president of the Cato Institute, a conservative think tank, presents a solid introduction to a trendy ideology. Read full book review >

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A RICHER DUST by Amy Boaz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"Readers need know nothing about Lawrence and his circle to become engrossed in this evocative tale."
An attempt to establish a new world Utopia in the American Southwest succumbs to a clash of genders and cultures in this subtly compelling historical novel, the author's debut. Read full book review >

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BEAT by Amy Boaz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Satisfyingly subtle and rich."
Boaz follows her debut (A Richer Dust, 2008) with another finely wrought novel rooted in literary history. Read full book review >

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MARATHON by Boaz Yakin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 19, 2012

"Among the most historically and culturally significant battles ever fought, Marathon gets righteous due—and so does its greatest hero. (Graphic historical fiction. 12-15)"
Retold in expressionistic blurs of action, this account of the battle of Marathon chronicles at once a glorious win for the underdogs and an awe-inspiring personal achievement. Read full book review >

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ECO HOMO by Noel T. Boaz
NON-FICTION
Released: July 30, 1997

"Boaz's thought-provoking subject makes up for his sometimes clumsy prose style; worth a look by anyone interested in our origins and probable future."
An intensive exploration of our current knowledge of the ecological influences on human evolution. Read full book review >

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JERUSALEM by Boaz Yakin
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 16, 2013

"A hefty tableau of beautifully gnashed teeth."
This ambitious graphic novel traces the chaotic, bloody early history of the modern Jewish state in Palestine, focusing on a fractious family living in the hotly contested city of Jerusalem. Read full book review >

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QUARRY by Noel T. Boaz
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 1993

"Peppery, informative bones of contention."
``Have they found it?'' will be the query of most readers. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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