Search Results: "Gerald W. Haslam"


BOOK REVIEW

LEON PATTERSON by Gerald W. Haslam
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"A well-researched, historically contextualized biography."
A compelling look at a fierce competitor who died at a young age. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Absorbing study of a surprising, multifaceted life."
Biography of a polarizing popularizer of general semantics and one-term senator from California. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1991

"If there's a control freak in your life, Piaget has some ideas that may help you cope; then again, they may not."
Here, psychologist Piaget, a self-confessed ``control freak,'' offers some brisk and breezy advice on coping with those who ``have lost control of their urge to control.'' Control freaks and ``accommodators'' (those who respond to control freaks with automatic behavior) are analyzed and their methods explained. Read full book review >

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THE BRUJO'S WAY by Gerald W. McFarland
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"An engaging adventure novel filled with action, mystery and romance."
McFarland's (Inside Greenwich Village: A New York City Neighborhood, 1898-1918, 2001) novel chronicles the adventures of a sorcerer in the American Southwest during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Read full book review >

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The Last of Our Kind by Gerald W. McFarland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A very satisfying blend of the historical novels of James Michener and the spiritual accounts of Carlos Castaneda."
The final installment of the adventures of an 18th-century sorcerer in New Mexico. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE OWL SAW by Gerald W. McFarland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"A lavishly detailed, if slightly wooden, look at the mystical underside of a vanished Santa Fe world."
McFarland (The Brujo's Way, 2013) offers his second volume of adventures of an 18th century New Mexico wizard. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"While Friedman and Friedland's list of the ten best is sure to be questioned, their revealing portraits of notable men of science are memorable."
An almost gossipy look of the men who made some of the most significant discoveries in Western medicine. Read full book review >

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REDEEMING FEATURES by Nicholas Haslam
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2009

"A delight—gossipy, fluent and literate, all set in motion by 'a sudden view, a muddy scent, the creak of a hinge [that] might manifest childhood's mirage.'"
A bon vivant and blueblood channels his inner Proust, to marvelous effect. Read full book review >

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NEAR AND DISTANT NEIGHBORS by Jonathan Haslam
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A well-executed narrative of the mechanics behind the Cold War that may be a bit too dense and/or dry for casual readers."
Intensely detailed history of the Russian spy services, from the revolution through glasnost. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A fine addition to the body of work by a proven master. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
Jabutí, the flute-playing tortoise, may not be as well known in North America as some of his fellow tricksters like Coyote or Ananse, but there are many stories about him in Amazonian folklore, first recorded as long ago as 1875. Read full book review >

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ZOMO THE RABBIT by Gerald McDermott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

A rabbit asks the sky god for wisdom, and learns that he must first fool three animals. Read full book review >