Search Results: "Gary W. Roberto"


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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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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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THE NERUDA CASE by Roberto Ampuero
Released: June 14, 2012

"While Ampuero depicts Neruda warts and all, he still clearly admires his complex and demanding humanness."
If the title sounds like something out of detective fiction, it is—for Ampuero asks us to consider the hypothetical possibility that Pablo Neruda, terminally ill, hires someone to track down a former lover. 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 >

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Tutta La Famigla by Roberto Gaglio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2013

"A complex story about where ambitions and love meet."
A romance between a peasant farmer and the landowner's daughter takes some unexpected turns in this tragedy that examines the conditions of tenant farmers on Italian wine-growing estates around the turn of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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THE SEVEN MADMEN by Roberto Arlt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Undoubtedly a very influential book and, in its engagingly perverse way, a kind of masterpiece."
This new translation restores to English The Seven Madmen (paperback original $14.99; Mar.; 249 pp.; 1-85242-592-X): This new translation restores to English a classic (1929) Argentinian novel whose author (1900—42). the son of German immigrants, wryly memorialized the polyglot vitality of Buenos Aires as a menacing objective correlative of his own—and, by extension, modern man's—alienation and psychic disintegration. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL IN RED by Roberto Innocenti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"Older children, and perhaps even teens, might find this tale much to their liking; some, however, might find its darkness a little too unmitigated, despite the closing sign that says 'Happy End.' (Picture book. 8-12)"
A modern, urban, dream-and-nightmare scenario for Red Riding Hood, with a television-show ending. Read full book review >