Search Results: "Frederick E. Hoxie"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"As Hoxie here convincingly argues, reports of the Crows' demise have been greatly exaggerated. (24 halftones, 6 maps) (History Book Club alternate selection)"
A remarkable history of the Crow nation that demonstrates the resiliency of a people in the face of extraordinary odds. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2012

"A capable, engaging work of history, important for students of official relations between the U.S. government and the Native peoples under its rule."
A noted student of American Indian life profiles activists who sought to lead their people from subjugation to citizenship. Read full book review >

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The Last Torpedo by Frederick Von Burg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2015

"Compelling goals, but this effort falls short of its mark."
In their debut thriller, Freund and Von Burg examine the murderous Nietzsche-inspired ideology that motivated committed Nazis. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1997

"Readers will sense the real tragedy, however, of lives that were led outside the mainstream, and the despair connected with being so different. (b&w photos and illustrations, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A sad collection of biographies of people who were regarded during their lifetimes as freaks. Read full book review >

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THE COSMOS POEMS by Frederick Seidel
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Unless a gravitational anomaly is likely to cause your coffee-table to float away into space, you aren't likely to need or want such an expensive tome."
This limited-edition collection of verse and pictures was commissioned by the American Museum of Natural History in New York to inaugurate and celebrate its new planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Read full book review >

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THE BROTHERS by Frederick Barthelme
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"One of Barthelme's more haunting novels."
Del, who used to do p.r. work in Houston, is given a condo in Biloxi, Mississippi, by his grateful ex-father-in-law after Del divorces the man's daughter. Read full book review >

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CHOKER by Frederick Ramsay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"A fast-paced thriller that's quite a departure from Ramsay's Picketsville mysteries (Stranger Room, 2008, etc.)."
In the process of doing a favor for a friend, the sheriff of Picketsville, Va., stumbles over a terrorist plot. Read full book review >

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DANGER WOMAN by Frederick Ramsay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Ramsay, whose series covers the globe from first-century Jerusalem to Picketsville, Virginia, makes the most of local color in his final Botswana entry."
A Chobe National Park ranger tangles with the Russian Mafia. Read full book review >

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THE STORM by Frederick Buechner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A marvelous adaptation of Shakespeare—one of the best ever."
A wonderfully humane and satisfying meditative romance from the Presbyterian minister and veteran author (On the Road With the Archangel, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THERE MUST BE SOME MISTAKE by Frederick Barthelme
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Understated, seemingly offhanded, Barthelme's writing conveys much about the oddities of contemporary life with warmth and welcome humor."
With a divorced male in his 50s living on the Gulf Coast and sorting out various female attachments, this 15th book of fiction from Barthelme (Waveland, 2009, etc.) covers turf similar to that of his last two novels. Read full book review >