Search Results: "Earl Black"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2007

"Bedside reading for Karl Rove wannabes preparing for 2008."
Why have recent US national elections been so close? It's the regions, stupid. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2003

"An unusual tale of war and remembrance, with particular appeal—but perhaps disturbing undertones—for Vietnam and air-combat buffs."
Solidly detailed amalgam of military history and contemporary archaeology, tracing American attempts to recover fallen soldiers. Read full book review >

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LATINOS by Earl Shorris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Wide-ranging, groundbreaking, opinionated, and very important."
Personal, impassioned overview of the fastest growing minority in the US. Read full book review >

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VERTICAL BURN by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"His charismatic protagonist is both believable and admirable, and if he's also a tiny bit predictable, no matter: you'll root for him anyway."
Time was when veteran Seattle firefighter John Finney was unequivocal about his feelings for his job. Read full book review >

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BOAT OF STONE by Maureen Earl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"The author's many interviews with survivors give this little-known chapter of the Jewish WW II exodus a gritty sense of reality."
In 1940, in a desolate Rumanian port, nearly two thousand Jewish refugees were transferred to the S.S. Atlantic, a crowded ship with scarce food and an indifferent crew. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2011

"Despite occasional stalls along the narrative path, the book is a road geek's treasure—and everyone who travels the highways ought to know these stories."
Quick: Who built the interstate highway system? If you answered President Eisenhower, then you're not even half-right, writes Swift (The Tangierman's Lament: and Other Tales of Virginia, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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SALT by Earl Lovelace
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 1997

"An evocative story that tries too hard."
Trinidadian writer Lovelace (The Wine of Astonishment, 1984, etc.) returns after a long hiatus with a tale that starts out as an affecting Caribbean version of It's A Wonderful Life, then disappointingly turns into a flat riff on race and the past. Read full book review >

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CATFISH CAFE by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"He's much too modest, but his 11th adventure really is lesser work from the accomplished author of Deception Pass (1997)."
Balinda Little, the daughter of Seattle p.i. Read full book review >

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GULLIVER QUICK by Maureen Earl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Still, Earl does keep the pasha-and-his-ladies theme going briskly if none too credibly."
Earl's first novel concerns a Picassoid American painter, Gulliver Quick, and the harem of women—mother, daughters, lovers, mistresses, wives—in attendance to him lifelong. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Well-read ramblings of a bitter man."
Curmudgeonly view of how America got to where it is today. Read full book review >

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AUTO BIOGRAPHY by Earl Swift
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"A big, weird, heartfelt book about a badass who could give a damn whether you root for him or not."
In a compassionate yet never overly nostalgic nonfiction portrait of two behemoths from another age, Virginian-Pilot reporter Swift (The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways, 2011, etc.) offers a startling portrayal of a violent entrepreneurial misfit. Read full book review >