Search Results: "Francis J. Bremer"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"A knowledgeable appraisal of an overlooked but important figure in our colonial history."
A specialist in Puritan New England submits a biography of the clergyman who founded New Haven. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2003

"Still, despite some stylistic flaws, this scholarly makeover adds considerable color to Winthrop's wan cheeks. (15 halftones, 4 maps, not seen)"
Richly researched life of the Massachusetts Bay Colony's first governor, arguing that the Puritan leader was more moderate than history has conveyed. Read full book review >

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MANAGING CORPORATE ETHICS by Francis J. Aguilar
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"In brief, then, a series of object lessons documenting in no great depth how presumptively model concerns deal with the ethical challenges that are a workaday consequence of being in business."
A can't-hurt handbook for executives that promises (pleasingly if unpersuasively) that ethical conduct can enhance the performance of an already well-run enterprise. Read full book review >

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DOWN IN LAOS by Francis J Partel Jr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A riveting tale of war that stumbles a few too many times."
The lives of three very different men intersect on an aircraft carrier in this Vietnam-era military thriller. Read full book review >

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THE COLONEL'S FAMILY by Fredrika Bremer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 1996

The Colonel's Family ($24.95 paperback original; June 10, 1996; 240 pp.; 1-870041-31-3). Read full book review >

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MY ACCIDENTAL JIHAD by Krista Bremer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"A sweet and rewarding journey of a book."
A moving, lyrical memoir about how an American essayist fell in love with a Libyan-born Muslim man and learned to embrace the life she made with him. Read full book review >

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CROSSFIRE by Dick Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

The late Dick Francis's 44th, and last, canter around the track echoes several of his greatest hits. Read full book review >

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KING DAVID DANCES by Francis Stuart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1997

"Altogether, a commonplace book unconvincingly disguised as fiction."
King David Dances ($12.95 paperback original; May 15, 1997; 62 pp.; 1-874597-44-8): The veteran Irish novelist and poet (b. 1902 ) spins an insufficiently fanciful tale of a depressed archaeologist's reaction to the recovery of the Ark of the Covenant. Read full book review >

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IN THE FRAME by Dick Francis
Released: March 30, 1977

"Francis stays on top because he remembers to touch bottom."
The horses age painted ones this time, but stop worrying. Read full book review >

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THE LIAR’S DIARY by Patry Francis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Psychologically interesting, but weakened by melodrama."
The unlikely friendship between a small-town school secretary and a flamboyant teacher proves deadly in this psychological murder mystery. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"'Where can we look for assurance that it's still the same reliably inevitable old world we loved to hate?' asked Russell Baker. Look no further."
In his controlled pyrotechnic against idiocy, Wheen (Karl Marx, 2001) trots forth its champions, from Deepak Chopra to Thomas Friedman, and douses them with flammable liquid. Read full book review >