Search Results: "George C. Rable"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 29, 1994

"When most readers are still surprised that the South held elections at all during its brief independent life, this book is a refreshing and provocative story that should appeal to Civil War buffs and casual readers interested in American politics."
A thoughtful and engaging study of political ethics and infighting in the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Read full book review >

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DARK CHANT IN A CRIMSON KEY by George C. Chesbro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1992

"Strictly for tough guys—with bimbo brains."
Typical Mongo macho melodrama (torture by strategically applied feather/psychotropic drugs/martial arts mayhem): here, the celebrated dwarf detective is sent to Geneva by Emmet P. Neuberger to oversee Interpol and local agencies as they seek out ace con- man/criminal Chant Sinclair, who's pilfered ten million dollars from Neuberger's Cornucopia Foundation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 1997

"In sum, some old, some new variations on the question of design (or the lack of it) in nature, by an old hand, who, if he hasn't quite the style of Stephen Jay Gould, is nonetheless well worth reading."
Williams (Ecology and Evolution/SUNY, Stony Brook) explores how organisms have evolved in nature to ``solve the problems of life.'' Williams accepts the so-called ``adaptationist program'' of ``plan and purpose'' in biology: that is, the idea that each attribute of an organism relates in some way to its efforts to survive and pass on its genes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"An engrossing, close-up fix on the US Navy's TPS and its place in our national defense."
Washington Post correspondent Wilson (Mud Soldiers, 1989) offers a vivid, wide-ranging account of how and why America's Navy trains its test pilots. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 18, 1995

"Mongo's twelfth adventure (An Incident at Bloodtide, 1993, etc.) is as outrageous, inventive, and incredible a slice of retro-intrigue as all the others."
There've been 17 ice-pick victims already in the week before Thanksgivingthe death toll will rise past 50, mostly by less prosaic means, before the climax at the Rockefeller Center skating rinkwhen Margaret Dutton, a.k.a. Read full book review >

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THE YOUNG BALBOAS by George C. King
Released: June 28, 2000

"A clever, if unwieldy, tale of childhood in a foreign land."
An intriguing coming-of-age story about a group of children on a U.S. military base in Panama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2016

"A stimulating look at the American Revolution by a diligent historian and talented writer."
A fresh view of Britain's attempt to quash an independence movement that didn't have to occur. Read full book review >

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SECOND HORSEMAN OUT OF EDEN by George C. Chesbro
Released: May 15, 1989

The seventh escapade for the Frederickson brothers, Mongo and Garth—who now read a needy child's letter to Santa, discover that she's being sexually abused by Reverend Billy, and set out to rescue her. Read full book review >

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KP Inside - 101 Letters to Us at Kaiser Permanente by George C. Halvorson
Released: Oct. 26, 2012

"A highly readable, surprisingly engaging volume for anyone interested in health care issues."
A collection of letters by the CEO of the nation's largest health plan to his 180,000 employees. Read full book review >