Search Results: "Edward J. Larson"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 31, 2011

"A satisfying tale of adventure and exploration."
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Larson (History/Pepperdine Univ.;A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America's First Presidential Campaign, 2007, etc.) sheds new light on the famous three-way race to the South Pole. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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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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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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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TAXING WOMEN by Edward J. McCaffery
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1997

"This is intended to be a provocative volume, and it is. (15 line drawings)"
An unconventional argument that occasionally overreaches but nevertheless provides a significant challenge to orthodox discussions of taxation. Read full book review >