Search Results: "David Stanford"


BOOK REVIEW

JACK KEROUAC AND ALLEN GINSBERG by Bill Morgan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2010

"Stay tuned as the long, strange trip unfolds."
It seems fitting, somehow, that the correspondence of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, literary rebels and scourges of convention, should begin with a prison postmark. Read full book review >

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JUDAS by Peter Stanford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A straightforward biography that thankfully avoids preaching. Readers curious about Judas' broad effect on world history will welcome this book."
A biography of one of the most reviled men in history, a perpetual scapegoat representing the deepest root of anti-Semitism and, in medieval times, usury. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Tenuous, inadequate history that overlooks the more salient issues surrounding Joan's legend. (8 pages b&w photos)"
A flimsy argument for the existence of a female pope in the ninth century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 2003

"An engaging resume of the pros and cons in the raging controversies that characterize anthropology/paleontology today, as well as a pleasing summary of the author's own arguments."
Bipedalism long preceded tool use and bigger brains in human evolution, notes primate-watcher Stanford (Anthropology/Univ. of Southern California), and it was all for the love of meat. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL by Peter Stanford
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Stanford, former editor of the Catholic Herald of London, does a thoroughly adequate job of chronicling his subject's career, but there is just too much material for one slim volume to fully examine the significance of the Devil in all his guises."
The Devil doesn't really get his due in this rushed ``If it's Tuesday, it must be Beelzebub'' biography. Read full book review >

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DESIRES by Vaughn T. Stanford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2006

"Appealing to the Law & Order addict interested in crime, not narrative."
Violence and abuse dominate in this part-gripping, part-lackluster collection of seven short stories from first-time author Stanford. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"The biological essentialism and mechanistic view of cultural activities propounded by Stanford here is not likely to sway many of the critics who wished to discredit the Man the Hunter model in the first place, but may find favor with those inclined toward sociobiology."
An unabashed celebration of the carnivorous tendencies of early humankind. Read full book review >

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WINTER'S FLURRY ADVENTURE by Elise Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A simple lesson jazzed up by obstacles. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
The Seasonal Sparkles return in an adventure about friendship, fairness and jealousy. Read full book review >

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AUTUMN'S SECRET GIFT by Elise Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Fluffy, wholesome and, well, sparkly. (Fantasy. 7-9)"
A new, sparkle-packed series introduces magical sisters who control the seasons. 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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