Search Results: "Gene Sharp"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Includes some interesting theoretical points, but the generalities limit the book's effectiveness."
First U.S. publication of a handbook on fighting dictators, first published in the early 1990s at the request of an exiled Burmese diplomat. Read full book review >

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NOTHIN' TO LOSE by Ken Sharp
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A rollicking oral history of the one-time 'hottest band in the land.'"
Through scores of interviews with band members, fans, roadies, rival musicians and label executives, Sharp (Starting Over: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy, 2010, etc.) and KISS co-founders Stanley and Simmons have put together a complete history of the band's rise to superstardom. Read full book review >

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TIMELESS THOMAS by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"A glowing tribute to the inventor who continues to influence modern life. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
A fine introduction to Thomas Edison's exceptional inventions, innovations and career—and how his work continues to affect our lives today. Read full book review >

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WHENEVER I'M WITH YOU by Lydia Sharp
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A hopeful premise damaged by an improbable plot and unlikely characters. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When SoCal native Gabi moves to Alaska, she expects to always be a fish out of water, but in just a short time, she learns to call the frozen tundra home. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2013

"A small book featuring an enormous amount of hard-won personal experience, calcifying into a commanding, reassuring guide for addicts to reclaim their lives."
A step-by-step manual for quitting crystal meth, for addicts and those who want to help them. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A dispensable take on fiscal misdeeds that await perceptive coverage."
A hit-or-miss recap of events leading up to a 1993 decision by Prudential Securities to settle fraud charges with the SEC, albeit without admitting guilt, from a journalist who is not up to the job of explaining, let alone illuminating, a perdurable scandal. Read full book review >

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CROWS OVER A WHEATFIELD by Paula Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 1996

"This time out, the author has apparently decided to preach to the converted, offering not healing love or cool logic but ideology. (Author tour)"
Criminal lawyer and novelist Sharp (Lost in Jersey City, 1993, etc.) stakes out a political agenda in this tale of child abuse and two women who crusade against it. Read full book review >

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MAMA GETS TRASHED by Deborah Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"The odd amalgam of porn, gossip and family values overlaid with forced humor is much less fun than Mama Sees Stars (2011)."
The Bauer gals bicker their way through marital woes, engagement snafus and sexual innuendos. Read full book review >

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FIRST DROP by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2005

"Slick, hard-boiled fare with enough gunplay and mayhem to keep Vin Diesel happy, while offering a sop to the romantically minded."
The U.S. debut of private security guard Charlie Fox, a gal with moxie and deadly accuracy with a Sig Sauer. Read full book review >

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SECOND SHOT by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2007

"Sturdy distaff pulp, though Charlie won't abate your dreams of James Bond, or even Modesty Blaise."
Tough cookie Charlie Fox is back, acting as bodyguard to a woman whose sudden wealth has put her at risk on both sides of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

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WHEN A MONKEY SPEAKS by Damian Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A haunting gathering of tales that show men and women at war with each other and with the land surrounding them."
In this evocative collection of stories, the wildness of the Australian bush country mirrors the harsh terrain of the human psyche. Read full book review >

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I LOVED YOU ALL by Paula Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2000

"Sharp knows how to create wonderfully quirky characters and set them against each other in bizarre situations. But this latest effort shares the central flaw of its predecessor (Crows Over a Wheatfield, 1996): she just can't resist pouring on the ideology."
This time out, Sharp gets as preachy as her pro-life antagonist, in a compelling but decidedly one-sided exploration of the abortion issue. Read full book review >