Search Results: "Edward Ball"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SWEET HELL INSIDE by Edward Ball
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2001

"An illuminating chapter in the history of African-American family life, and in the American story generally."
A welcome sequel, of sorts, to Ball's well-received Slaves in the Family (1998). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2004

"Were it not for the risqué subject matter and the absence of a blue roadster, this piffle might well be a Nancy Drew called The Mystery of the Curious Plumbing. (45 b&w photos)"
National Book Award-winner Ball (Slaves in the Family, 1998) returns with a silly, salacious story of sexual identity and interracial marriage. Read full book review >

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SLAVES IN THE FAMILY by Edward Ball
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 1998

"Together, their searing, soul-searching grappling with past sins strikes deep at the heart of the country's enduring racial division. (First serial to the New Yorker)"
A journalist's exhaustively researched, intensely personal quest confronts the legacy of slavery connecting his South Carolina family and the people they enslaved. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"Twists and turns that rival a well-plotted detective story, complete with a surprise ending."
A provocative meditation on the implications of scientific theories about genetic determinism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"A skillfully written tale of technology and wealth, celebrity and murder and the nativity of today's dominant art and entertainment medium."
National Book Award winner Ball (Writing/Yale Univ.; The Genetic Strand: Exploring a Family History Through DNA, 2007, etc.) returns with a complex story about railroad tycoon Leland Stanford and the murdering man who for a time was his protégé, pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Read full book review >

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EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN
by Clayton Moore

Getting the attention of investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein (The JFK Assassination Diary, 2013, etc.) is no small feat. Having profiled everyone from Lee Harvey Oswald to CIA chief James Jesus Angleton, Epstein has had a front row seat to the spy game for more than 40 years. So in May, 2013, when NSA contractor Edward Snowden disclosed mass surveillance ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SERVING THE REICH by Philip Ball
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"How much did Nazism compromise its scientists? In this polished account, Ball finds that the jury is still out, even as the evidence mounts and the pursuit of firsthand records and documentary testimony continues."
An examination of the response of German scientists to the rise of the Third Reich and its interference with their work. Read full book review >

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THE HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE by Donna Ball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2013

"An amusing, undemanding tale likely to warm readers' hearts."
The grand opening of a Virginia bed-and-breakfast is the setting for Ball's (High in Trial, 2013, etc.) latest novel full of comedy and sentiment. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2006

"Often slow going, but worth the effort."
The life and times of Philip Theophrastus Bombast von Hohenheim, aka Paracelsus, the "father of modern medicine." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"Though copious with historical information—surprisingly relevant in light of current history—Ball (China Run, 2002, etc.) anchors it all in character. A winning combination."
Sweeping historical adventure culminates in the 16th-century Battle of Malta. Read full book review >

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'66 FRAMES by Gordon Ball
Released: April 1, 1999

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HIGHER MATH by Jennifer Ball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"California weeping, in need of a firmer editorial hand."
This author's first presents more than we ever wanted to know about the life of a Hollywood slacker, by a former stand-up comedienne, author/producer of the musical Life Is a Low-Budget Musical. Read full book review >