Search Results: "David D. Minier"


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THE ARARAT ILLUSION by David D. Minier
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A gripping ride-along with a small-town detective in the midst of a national security crisis."
A fast-paced political thriller set during the Reagan presidency. Read full book review >

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RAFIKI by David Minier
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A touching book about friendship between man and gorilla."
In this debut novel, a man trying to rebuild his life goes to Africa, where he strikes up a unique rapport with a gorilla. Read full book review >

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SEISMOSAURUS by David D. Gillette
NON-FICTION
Released: June 23, 1994

"Fast-paced, almost conversational, and particularly enjoyable for dinosaur buffs. (Illustrations by Mark Hallett)"
The fascinating tale of the excavation and analysis of the longest and perhaps heaviest dinosaur known to science. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2011

"Reserved for the scholar's bookshelf."
Reconsideration of state- and community-building by American Puritans of the mid-1600s. Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS PIPE by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"San Souci may be invoking an old story, but he also frames a few timeless ideas about responsibility, tolerance, and that simple thing called love. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
San Souci (The Hired Hand, p. 649, etc.) notes that this story of the love between a merman and a woman of the land first saw the light of day as a 12th-century tale. Read full book review >

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Released: March 16, 1989

Using a wealth of primary materials, Hall (History/Boston U,; author of several books including The Faithful Shepherd: A History of the New England Ministry in the Seventeenth Century, 1972) lays open the intellectual world of 17th-century New England with a central focus on the "role of print culture in the making of popular religion." Read full book review >

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THE EIGHTH RANK by David D. Ross
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 17, 1991

"Only in the more thoughtfully plotted closing chapters does a semblance of ambition and vitality return to what is otherwise a sluggish, talky, and twiddling reprise of book one."
Second in the series following The Argus Gambit (1989), which introduced a near-future power struggle between stay-at- home reactionaries like megalomaniac businessman Horatius Krebs and a progressive conspiracy involving US President Shefferton, as well as various brilliant scientists whose aim is to build a star-drive and free humanity to expand into the galaxy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Stimulating accounts of what is being accomplished by an ambitious generation."
An inspiring look at what the millennial generation is doing in America. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN THREAD by David D. Weisher
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"An intriguing exploration of a whirlwind of concepts, from reincarnation to government conspiracy, tied together by one common thread: the presence of ancient aliens on Earth."
Weisher (Mysteries of Consciousness, 2005) endeavors to answer the fundamental questions of human existence: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? Read full book review >

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THE FROZEN DEAD by Bernard Minier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A high-altitude thriller, this novel is a great summer read for more than the usual reasons."
When the corpse of a decapitated horse is found strung from the support tower of a hydroelectric plant high up in the French Pyrenees, suspicion naturally turns to a nearby high-security institution that houses the worst of the worst serial killers. Read full book review >

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The Life of Reginald James by David D Lethert
Released: March 19, 2013

"A dark take on the hero's journey with a reminder for children to appreciate the advice of their elders."
In this adventure story for young readers, the titular hero leaves his childhood home to make his own way through life on a journey to the beautiful Blue Castle, along the way encountering obstacles that include hungry beasts, violent storms and dangerous fires. Read full book review >