Search Results: "Gary J. Bass"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 20, 2008

"Historical precedents shed timely light on ways 'to keep a bright line between empire and humanity.'"
Cogent, reasoned analysis of 19th-century humanitarian intervention, especially as practiced in Victorian Britain. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2013

"A deeply incisive lesson for today's leaders and electorate."
A thoroughgoing, long-overdue excoriation of the actors behind the humanitarian crisis that propelled the creation of Bangladesh. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Employing detailed research and compelling arguments, Bass offers timely and convincing evidence that international war tribunals provide a viable process by which human rights can be upheld throughout the international community."
An analysis of the politics underlying war-crimes tribunals—from the exile of Napoleon at St. Helena up to the indictment of Slobodan Milosevic for Serbian atrocities committed in Kosovo. Read full book review >

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TWO TIMES A TRAITOR by Karen Bass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2017

"Still, time travel is a thrilling concept, and the tale overflows with compelling action, more than making up for minor flaws. (Fantasy. 11-16)"
After fighting with his controlling dad while the family tours the Citadel in Halifax, Laz runs off—and then somehow slips through time to 1745. Read full book review >

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CUT TO THE BONE by Jefferson Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"There's nothing especially original about the plot, but Bass is more comfortable working in his own backyard than he is chasing exotic secrets on foreign soil."
Having explored the mysteries surrounding the Shroud of Turin in The Inquisitor's Key (2012), the seventh book in his Body Farm series, Bass is back on home turf, tracing the origins of forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton's research facility. Read full book review >

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PLATTE RIVER by Rick Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 1994

"Beautifully written and filled with radiant imagery and a powerful sense of the mysteries of nature—human and otherwise."
Three fascinating long stories from a greatly gifted avatar of the outdoors (The Ninemile Wolves, 1992; The Watch, 1989, etc.) Read full book review >

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Somethin' for Nothin' by M.T. Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A familiar plot fortified by delightful characters in a glacial setting."
Recovering a decades-old crashed plane promises a fortune for a small group in Alaska, provided everyone can avoid double-crosses and murderous drug dealers, in Bass' (In the Black, 2015, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >

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ALL THE LAND TO HOLD US by Rick Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A touch of humor, even a little more dialogue, might have tempered the thematic self-importance."
Texas oil, contaminated water, the scorching sun over an arid landscape, a runaway elephant and a humungous catfish dwarf the human characters in this fever dream of an environmentalist novel. Read full book review >

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THE DIEZMO by Rick Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2005

"Beyond that, little, really, is delved into, although the war, suffering and deprivation are vivid."
Only the second full-length novel from Bass (The Hermit's Story, 2002), this takes an episode from Texas history that provides grit and suffering aplenty—while matters psychological remain generally unstirred. Read full book review >

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MAIDEN VOYAGE by Cynthia Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"The tragic appeal of the Titanic remains undiminished, even with the recent passing of the last survivor with memories of the sinking, but using it—no matter how vividly—as mere backdrop for a tale of a sappy, genteel adolescent crush seems ill-advised."
In a radical shift from the time and temperament of her debut, Sherman's March (1994), Bass here tackles the Titanic disaster from an unusual angle—one that alternates between being riveting and ridiculous, fresh and formulaic. Read full book review >

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SHERMAN'S MARCH by Cynthia Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Cease and desist."
This first novel examines General William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea from the perspectives of a Union captain, a Southern widow, and Sherman himself. Read full book review >

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7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


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