Search Results: "Frank F. Loomis III"


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PEOPLE SKILLS MAGIC by Frank F. Loomis III
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"A comprehensive, insightful guide to interpersonal relations, sometimes hampered by awkward execution."
A down-home guide to playing well with others. Read full book review >

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INCOGNEGRO by Frank B. Wilderson III
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Angry and paranoid, with moments of stylistic clarity."
Long-winded but frequently beautiful memoir traces the author's evolving identity, from childhood in upper-middle-class suburban Minneapolis to joining the desperate struggle against apartheid in South Africa and beyond. Read full book review >

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THE YOUNG HEALER by Frank N. McMillan III
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Readers who would like to go on a spirit quest should choose instead Sylvia Ross' more carefully crafted and respectful Blue Jay Girl (2010). (Fiction. 9-12)"
On the day her little brother Peter is hospitalized with a life-threatening illness, 11-year-old Feather is taken on a spirit quest through Manhattan in a series of improbable events in which her Lakota grandfather passes on some of his powers as a traditional healer. Read full book review >

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Streak of Fire by Frank E. Webb, III
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2016

"A gleeful and action-packed, if utterly unbelievable, ride."
In this debut thriller, a war between the United States and North Korea approaches, and only a teenager with peculiar powers can stop it. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: July 1, 1997

"The Bakers' encyclopedic knowledge of their subject and their respect for the intelligence of their audience are evident on every page. (maps, chronologies, photos, glossary, bibliographies, index) (Collective biography. 10+)"
Into the crowded field of books on Greek history comes this entry in the Oxford Profiles series, a unique and invaluable collective biography from the Bakers, long-time editors of Classical Calliope. Read full book review >

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THE BECOMING by Frank F. Ranum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"This fast-moving thriller could benefit from judicious editing of storylines."
In Ranum's debut novel, a mysterious professor lures students to a secret lab where vampires and a serum imparting eternal life combine to go horribly awry. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WHITE LIES by Brianna Baker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"As the kids say nowadays, that's not OK. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Is co-opting a persona or a culture that's not one's own ever OK—even when given permission to do so? Read full book review >

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A SHORT AUTOBIOGRAPHY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"This volume will mainly interest those who have already read everything else by and about the author of The Great Gatsby."
The title suggests something more significant than this collection of magazine essays delivers. Read full book review >

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THE KENNAN DIARIES by Frank Costigliola
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2014

"Students of modern history will take great interest in this work, which ably straddles the frontiers of the personal, political and philosophical."
One of 20th-century America's most significant diplomats offers a window into his inner life and private concerns, fears and dreams. Read full book review >

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LIFE OF HON. WILLIAM F. CODY, KNOWN AS BUFFALO BILL by William F. Cody
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A reminder of the deep belief we once held in white supremacy and manifest destiny."
A scholarly edition of the original 1879 autobiography by William Frederick Cody (1846-1917), who in his lifetime became perhaps the most famous American in the world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 21, 2012

"Although a bit dry in places for general readers, Fortune subscribers and those interested in investing will enjoy this multifaceted, well-balanced compilation."
A collection of articles on economics and investing from and about one of the wealthiest men in the world. Read full book review >

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FIRE SEASON by Jon Loomis
Released: July 17, 2012

"Coffin's third (Mating Season, 2009, etc.) has a smart, easy feel, a large cast of likable characters and snappy dialogue."
A prolific firebug shatters the peace of Provincetown's normally calm offseason. Read full book review >