Search Results: "Earl Raab"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 1995

"A welcome addition to the growing shelf of books on the American Jewish experience, though its grasp of history is not as firm as its mastery of sociology."
A sociological survey, with historical background, of the American Jewish community's current state. 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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THE MILLION-DOLLAR TATTOO by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Though it's tamed by Thomas's quirky sweetness, his ninth case (The Vanishing Smile, 1995, etc.) is hands down the wildest of them all. (Author tour)"
Waking up with his current date dead in his bed, Elmer (Snake) Slezak offers his friend, Seattle shamus Thomas Black, a unique defense: She is the latest in a long series of aliens sent to seduce Snake in order to strengthen the extraterrestrial gene pool. Read full book review >

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FLAMING SKY by Earl Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Murray's done his homework (a very limited bibliography is included), but western fiction aficionados will find this account of Custer's Last Stand naive and shopworn."
A sequel to Thunder in the Dawn (1993, not reviewed) offers yet another version of Custer's Last Stand, as told by a fictional white eyewitness. Read full book review >

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MEANWHILE, BACK ON PLANET EARTH by Earl Morrogh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 18, 2007

"A lecture-free and entertaining pro-conservation message."
An astronaut commits a bold act of insubordination to help advance his message of conservation. Read full book review >

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THE PORTLAND LAUGHER by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Emerson's biggest, darkest novel yet, a clangorous three- alarmer that'll leave you wound tighter than Billy Battle."
As Seattle shamus Thomas Black (Yellow Dog Party, 1991, etc.) lies in a coma waiting for his body and memory to start working again, he flashes back to the bizarre case that left him so broken: getting hired, on the recommendation of Thomas's sleazy fellow- professional Snake Slezak, by much-married Roxanne Lake and her young houseguest Jerome Johnson to tail Philip Bacon, who's been following newly freed ex-con Billy Battle, Jerome's foster brother- -who's already being tailed by Snake. Read full book review >

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YELLOW DOG PARTY by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1991

"Though less than top-notch for Emerson, it's still going to give the competition—Parker and Lutz, for example—a few jealous twinges."
Detective Thomas Black, Seattle's answer to Boston's Spenser, finds a laugher of a case: four middle-aged, successful but middling unhappy guys hire him to trace, and then arrange dates with, their dreamgirls (a former high-school cheerleader; a Mariner season ticket-holder; a porn pinup; a former TV newscaster). Read full book review >

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SONG OF WOVOKA by Earl Murray
Released: July 1, 1992

"Murray (Blue Savage, 1985, etc.—not reviewed) makes an admirable attempt to portray a mystical worldview and his genuine feeling for the Lakota—but faulty pacing, graceless prose, and a perversely happy ending dominate."
Set 20 years after Dances With Wolves (with which it aspires to be compared), this flatly written novel of the Lakota nation and the Ghost Dance religion has some documentary interest but little charm. Read full book review >

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DECEPTION PASS by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"The nightmare that haunts Lainie's past is so horrific that Thomas's fans will surely overlook the slapdash details of its exhumation (suspects suddenly tripping over each other in their haste to clear themselves) in his grimmest outing in years. (Author tour)"
What dire secret could make Lainie Smith, Seattle's well- heeled answer to Mother Teresa, vulnerable to blackmail? Read full book review >