Search Results: "Edward J. Delaney"


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WARP & WEFT by Edward J. Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A modest and quiet work that draws the outlines of a vanished world with exceptional ease and grace."
First novel by journalist and storywriter Delaney (The Drowning, 1999) portrays life on and off the floor of a New England textile mill. 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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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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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 >

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Lands of In-KO-8 Trilogy, 3rd Edition by Edward J. Fisher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 22, 2010

"A fetching, seriocomic fantasy of faith, politics, science and death that never succumbs to cuteness."
A sci-fi saga of an alien world, recounting its wars, its near-destruction and its risky restoration. Read full book review >

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THE LANDS OF INCHOATE by Edward J. Fisher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 11, 2008

"Despite the tired gags, a jackalope ride you won't want to miss."
Corny jokes litter this otherwise enjoyable foray into a fantastical world at war with itself. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 21, 1993

"An absorbing report that provides an extraordinary view of the wondrous human brain, contains compelling operating-room scenes, and shows us something of where neurosurgery has been, where it is now, and where it's headed."
Neurosurgery viewed as the paradigm of modern medicine in its increasing control over the unknown, the uncertain, and the unexpected. Read full book review >

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NORMAL MADNESS, MURDER AND MAYHEM by J. Edward Lynch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2008

"An imaginative, off-kilter portrait of normalcy at its strangest."
The mental patients aren't much loonier than the ordinary folks in this arresting collection of short stories. Read full book review >