Search Results: "Edwin Lyman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"The events at Fukushima provided a graphic warning of the dangers posed by nuclear power; the most important question asked by this book is, what will be done about them?"
Technical reports written by committee are almost always dull affairs; this is an exception. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2003

"Vivid takes form an impressive montage."
A collection of exemplary pieces about the movies that influenced contemporary filmmakers. Read full book review >

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PYONGYANG'S RECRUIT by Lyman Decker
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"Decker's first effort is an easy read with a twist ending, but it lacks bite."
When FBI counterintelligence specialist Lane McCormick is awakened in the middle of the night and summoned to investigate the suicide of a CIA agent, he finds himself caught in a maelstrom of espionage, alcoholism and sex. Read full book review >

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OVER THE JOSHUA SLOPE by Lyman Hafen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"The story loses focus briefly when one rancher learns that his son has been killed in a helicopter crash; otherwise, this well-knit, undemanding first novel about a boy winning acceptance and working on his sense of self-worth has a satisfying solidity. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A modern cattle roundup becomes a 12-year-old's rite of passage. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 1992

"Resourceful, lucid, sweeping—a true and refining pleasure. (Photos—130—not seen.)"
A historical survey of the idea of gentility as expressed in architecture, furnishings, fashions, manners, and taste from about 1690-1850. Read full book review >

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MORMONS IN AMERICA by Claudia Lauper Bushman
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Readers will be left with a great appreciation for the determination and spiritualism of the Mormons. (b&w photographs and reproductions, chronology, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
This entry in Oxford's Religion in American Life series is a scholarly and well-researched history of Mormonism in America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"Well written and lively, but lacking profundity and a skeptical edge."
A slick and none-too-deep look by Diamond (Journalism/N.Y.U.; The Spot, 1984; Sign Off, 1982) at how the media, particularly TV, cover the news. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH SMITH by Richard Lyman Bushman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"More complete but less evenhanded than Robert Remini's Joseph Smith (2002); some readers may find parts of Bushman's narrative to be overly credulous."
Orthodox life of the decidedly unorthodox Joseph Smith, founder and prophet of Mormonism. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"Thomas is a robust storyteller, with a shipshape plot that would please any mariner. Fast-moving, suspenseful fun."
Find the Frenchman! A stirring chase across England after an escaped French convict is the stuff of this second installment in a projected trilogy of the Napoleonic Wars (The Blighted Cliffs, 2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 24, 2012

"A delight for fans of fantasy and action adventures."
After a young girl and boy are magically transported to another world, they must unlock its secrets while contending with an evil group bent on destruction. Read full book review >

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BORGES by Edwin Williamson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2004

"A literary life of major importance, authoritatively told in an exceptionally fine biography."
An eminent Oxford scholar offers a trenchant analysis of the ethnic, historical-political, and cultural matrices that produced the late (1899-1986) Argentinean literary magus. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2003

"Though sure to be contested at points, of interest to human-rights activists monitoring the doings of bioengineers—who are just eugenicists, Black argues, under another name."
A journalistic exposé of the early-20th-century American eugenics movement and its application in the death camps of the Third Reich. Read full book review >