Search Results: "David M. Prentice"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2014

"A basic primer for homeowners in a tough spot."
A no-nonsense guide for homeowners facing foreclosure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Despite his considerable skill as a writer, the author's initial tone of logic and thoughtfulness morphs into barely checked irritation, which makes reading difficult."
Humor and moral outrage share the stage in this semisatirical look at Western culture. Read full book review >

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AS SHE RIDES BY by David M. Pierce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"A hilariously good time is had by all the characters, though readers are left to fend pretty much for themselves."
Survivors of V. (Vic) Daniel's two previous hardcover exploits (Write Me a Letter, 1993, etc.) already know whether they want to continue their relationship with the relentlessly jokey stringbean. Read full book review >

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IN ENEMY HANDS by David M. Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Ludicrously overburdened with titles and honorifics, and with comic-book villains, cardboard backdrop, and invisible plot: an unutterably tedious experience."
Weber's hardcover debut extends an established paperback series (Honor Among Enemies, etc.) about Honor Harrington, a genetically engineered warrior whiz, now a commodore in the service of the good-guy Alliance against the evil-empire People's Republic, or Peeps—the circumstances of which we learn all about during a prolonged and tiresome introduction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 9, 2011

"Mokotoff, despite a tendency to dwell on mundane and superficial details, constructs a devastating memoir that is both an act of closure and a cautionary tale."
A tragic memoir of childhood sexual abuse and one man's struggle to comprehend its lasting repercussions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"A major achievement in objective historical writing that should be a legacy to generations of students seeking authoritative reference material on the period. (First printing of 50,000; first serial to the Atlantic Monthly; author tour)"
The latest volume of the Oxford History of the United States, an exhaustive survey spanning 16 years of crises, ordeals, fears, and insecurities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2008

"A supremely useful book for portfolio planning, though not the thing to give someone who's inclined to worry about the state of the world."
It's a fraught time, writes hedge-fund guru Smick in this timely book. If the "Chinese juggernaut" doesn't sink us, then class warfare and our spendthrift ways will. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The edifying, colorful adventures of headhunters captured in America by a sideshow rascal."
This bright story of a shameless huckster evokes a unique bit of Americana at the turn of the 20th century, when the nation dabbled in empire-building and the display of human beings as objects of curiosity was a staple of show business. Read full book review >

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IF DOGS WERE DINOSAURS by David M. Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Math didn't used to be this much fun—it's almost unfair. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
For his newest exercise in math without tears—unless you count tears of laughter—Schwartz invites readers to imagine how much food a dog the size of a T. rex would eat, how big the Earth would be if the Moon were a marble, how long a tongue would be if taste buds were as big as rose buds and similar ramifications for germs the size of gerbils, hair as thick as spaghetti, kayaks the size of cruise ships, a submarine sandwich as big as a submarine and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"A tough-minded platform for renewal of a superpower that has not in recent years been living up to its still considerable potential."
A clear, nonpartisan statement of the problems America faces on the eve of a new century, and practicable proposals for restoring the nation's fiscal and moral health. Read full book review >

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WISE ONES OF MULL by Helen Prentice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2009

"Lyrical and cruel, this tale about Scottish witches, midsummer nights, and a magical island also becomes a Shakespearean origin story."
In this fantasy historical novel, an apprentice wise woman in 16th-century Scotland learns her craft, experiences visions, and influences a London playwright. Read full book review >