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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >