Search Results: "Gary W. Franklin"


BOOK REVIEW

The Key to Heavenly Relationships by Gary W. Franklin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2012

"Tries to be a book of answers but mostly leaves readers with more questions."
Franklin's (Comstock Cross Fire, 2008) short guide aims to be an authority on the pathway to heaven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IS TIME? by Gary W. Driver
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A faith-based examination that tries to square Genesis with astrophysics, with mixed results."
An eager inquiry into how time works, invoking Christian theology to braid together diverse strands of theoretical science, including cosmology, evolutionary biology and quantum mechanics. Read full book review >

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EVERLASTING AND GOOD by Gary W. Ballard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2013

"Poetry that's at its best when tackling universal subjects."
In this collection of verse, readers witness the progression of a poet from his high school days through his 50th wedding anniversary. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A work of more interest to historians than general readers, and more important for the questions it raises than any it answers. (40 photos, not seen) (History Book Club selection)"
A revisionist examination of the Confederate experience, as much concerned with historians and their methods as with history itself. ``Any historian who argues that the Confederate people demonstrated robust devotion to their slave-based republic, possessed feelings of national community, and sacrificed more than any other segment of white society in US history,'' frets Gallagher (American History/Penn. Read full book review >

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GORT by Gary W. Roberto
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 27, 2010

"An uncompromising cautionary tale with bold notions about how the government of Earth ought to conduct itself."
Belligerent states on Earth get their just deserts from an intergalactic enforcer in Roberto's sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >

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LENS OF WAR by J. Matthew Gallman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 15, 2015

"A brilliant starting point for truly understanding the Civil War. As the authors point out, there is still much to explore."
A pictorial guide to the changes in our historical views of the Civil War, curated by Gallman (History/Univ. of Florida; Northerners at War, 2010, etc.) and Gallagher (History/Univ. of Virginia; The Union War, 2012, etc.).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 1993

"Hickok and McDowell won't convince believers in an activist judiciary, but they do make clear the dangers to democracy posed by rule by judicial decree."
A powerful and profound ``look into the nature and extent of judicial power under a written constitution of limited powers.'' Hickok (Law/Dickinson College) and McDowell (Visiting Scholar/Harvard Law School; Curbing the Courts, 1988, etc.—not reviewed) see modern federal litigation as a tool used by ideologically motivated litigants ``to supplant the status quo with new visions of the just society.'' Thus, federal courts have departed from their role as neutral arbiters of specific cases and controversies and have become ``places where abstract legal theories are pushed by this side and that.'' The authors begin by analyzing a 1989 Supreme Court case, DeShaney v. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCIPLES OF LOVE by Emily Franklin
FICTION
Released: July 5, 2005

"Often funny, sometimes wise, a good read. (Fiction. YA)"
The traditional saga of high-school girl meets two boys, done up with a literary and mature style. Read full book review >