Search Results: "Edward J. Bertz"


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THE UNLIKELY SLEUTH by Edward J.  Bertz
Released: Dec. 29, 2011

"Will resonate with readers who love expertly plotted twists and turns."
Bucky Pepin may fancy himself a Sherlock Holmes but his detecting skills are put to the test when faced with a real-life mystery in journalist Bertz's (Becoming Michael, 2005) second novel. Read full book review >

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FREEDOM OF RELIGION by J. Edward Evans
Released: Nov. 12, 1990

This installment in the "American Politics" series presents the debate surrounding a basic principle of the Constitution, providing a thorough background on the "wall of separation between the Church and State" and why Jefferson found it imperative to building a democracy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Smartly conceived, beautifully wrought campaign history, bound to entertain and inform."
Pulitzer Prize-winner Larson (Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory, 2004, etc.) vividly recounts America's first overtly partisan election. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 1997

"A learned and absorbing book, especially in its account of the reverberations of the Scopes trial in recent American history."
A recapitulation of the celebrated 1925 Scopes "Monkey Trial" in Dayton, Tenn.—but one that goes far beyond the courtroom in its analysis. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Thoughtfully conceived and expertly written, this is a good companion for travelers to the islands and students of the history of science alike."
An absorbing study of the role of the South American island chain in shaping evolutionary theory. Read full book review >

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BROKEN IRISH by Edward J. Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Delaney keeps all of the incipient tragedy beautifully and heartbreakingly balanced through artful plotting and an unadorned but graceful prose style."
Broken Irish Americans from South Boston, that is—and there's plenty of brokenness to go around at the turn of the 21st century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2004

"Thoroughly readable, evenhanded, and well documented."
A brisk survey of the origins and development of modern biology's key idea. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 8, 2006

"Indispensable for serious recreational gamblers."
A clinical psychologist turned professional casino gambler reveals the secrets of his success. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A slim book that takes readers on a mind-expanding journey."
A delightful, enlightening book that employs islands as jumping-off points for essays on a wide range of topics from A(nthropology) to Z(oology). Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF GEORGE WASHINGTON by Edward J. Larson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Profound, even affectionate, scholarship infuses every graceful sentence."
Illuminating history of an overlooked period in the life of our first president. Read full book review >