Search Results: "Gene Sharp"


BOOK REVIEW

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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FOX HUNTER by Zoe Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Nonstop action and an intricate plot weave together to create another thrill ride for fans of Sharp's heroine—though the book is heavily dependent on back story that readers of her previous adventures will find easier to follow."
Charlotte "Charlie" Fox (Absence of Light, 2016, etc.), a tough-as-beef-jerky former British soldier who works private security, travels to Iraq to find her former lover in Sharp's latest meticulously detailed adventure. Read full book review >

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DIE EASY by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2013

"Sharp delivers another solid entry in a series that consistently delivers a world-weary heroine who can outdo any man who crosses her path."
Sharp's latest entry in her Charlie Fox series has her gritty heroine making a Die Hard-inspired stand in the Big Easy. Read full book review >

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FOURTH DAY by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Charlie, whose most distinctive quality is her killer instinct, gets quite a physical and emotional working over. Will it soften her up next time around?"
Charlie Fox, her SIG loaded and aimed, infiltrates a California cult that's been stockpiling ammo. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD WHISPERER by Zoe Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2016

"Kelly Jacks is a real keeper in this book bursting with bondage, Russians, evil crime lords, and corruption."
Sharp (Absence of Light, 2016, etc.) introduces an intriguing new character in her latest action-packed thriller. Read full book review >

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LOST IN JERSEY CITY by Paula Sharp
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Sharp painstakingly sets up a number of comic situations that fizzle out disappointingly in the end—but this antic novel charms nevertheless with its frantic humor and roguish cast."
A Baton Rouge matron flees to Jersey City to start life anew, only to find herself in a no-man's-land of rent strikes, hired thugs, and life-threatening potholes—in this earthy comedy by Sharp (The Imposter, 1991; The Woman Who Was Not All There, 1988). Read full book review >

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Alpha Black by Robert Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A great deal more talking than action but an undeniably smart, tech-laden story."
In this debut techno-thriller, the National Security Agency tries whatever means necessary to take control of advanced technology from a company it perceives as a threat. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE MEMOIRS OF LITTLE K by Adrienne Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"With intimate word paintings of historical characters—Rasputin makes an appearance—and with a strong-willed heroine, Sharp's novel will appeal to lovers of the genre."
Sharp lifts a real-life figure from history, one Mathilde Kschessinska, prima ballerina assoluta of St. Petersburg's Imperial Ballet, for this saga of romance and glamour, intrigue and revolution. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"A blockbuster of a story, especially today with Medicare potentially on the chopping block."
How two giant pharmaceutical companies defrauded the public, flouted government regulations and ignored patient safety in their cutthroat competition. 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 >