Search Results: "Gerard Helferich"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Engaging cross-cultural tale of ancient peoples and modern desires."
Fusion of geological treatise and adventure yarn, exploring the mysteries of Central American jade. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2007

"A generally genial portrait of a rugged man shaped and shoved by geography, weather, economics and race."
One year with an independent Mississippi cotton farmer reveals the harshness and fragility of life in the Delta. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Outsized personalities within a blistering campaign render this work a rollicking history lesson."
A lively account of Theodore Roosevelt's would-be murder reveals the roiling issues and personalities of that key campaign. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2004

"Able retelling of an epic adventure the 20th century has all but forgotten"
Longtime book-publishing exec Helferich debuts with the chronicle of a journey so arduous it makes the Lewis and Clark expedition seem like a mere excursion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 27, 1991

"Along with sympathy, tact, appreciation, and humor, Martin brings new information from previously unpublished sources to elucidate the shadows in which Hopkins's life and poetry had been enfolded by well-meaning friends, scholars, and the critics who have made an industry of him."
Martin (English/Princeton) brings his ranging knowledge of English Victorian life and his understanding of the poetic sensibility (Tennyson, 1980; With Friends Possessed: A Life of Edward Fitzgerald, 1985) to the subtle, obscure, introverted, and spare life and works of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89), the Jesuit priest whose work, published first in 1918, 29 years after his death, is considered as influential as T.S. Eliot's in initiating the modern movement in poetry. Read full book review >

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VISIONS OF GERARD by Jack Kerouac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1963

"And may he find the turn-off on the thruway."
As a writer, Kerouac is becoming more and more like the sad sack who missed the turn-off on the thruway and must now seemingly go on and on until he hits the next one. Read full book review >

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GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS by Paul Mariani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2008

"A revealing portrait of a unique talent, a deeply religious artist who saw God's wonder and mystery in all."
The intensely private, pious, sometimes melancholic and tortured life of the English Jesuit whose remarkable poems did not appear until a quarter-century after his death. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Very slow-moving, but informative."
A biography of the only mapmaker nonspecialists are likely to have heard of. Read full book review >

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SUNSHINE STATE by Sarah Gerard
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 11, 2017

"An intimate journey reveals a Florida few visitors would ever discover."
Decidedly odd characters emerge in eight autobiographical essays. Read full book review >

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YOUNG IRELANDERS by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Gemlike stories that focus on contemporary issues in Ireland."
Donovan (Sunless, 2007, etc.) provides quiet stories of place and displacement, of relationships and disruption. Read full book review >

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SCHOPENHAUER’S TELESCOPE by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Overconstructed but intermittently superb: an ambitious if flawed debut from a promising writer."
Two men, one digging a hole, the other watching and talking, lay out the history of man's cruelty to man. Read full book review >

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DR. MORTIMER AND THE ALDGATE MYSTERY by Gerard Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2001

"Here, the good doctor attends young Lavinia Nancarrow only to discover that her influenza is less threatening than the sinister guardian who, in the best tradition of 'The Copper Beeches' and 'The Greek Interpreter,' is keeping her imprisoned in an Aldgate house."
Through a chronological accident worthy of Dr. Watson, this inaugural adventure of Dr. James Mortimer, the physician whose main claim to fame before this year was leaving a cane behind in Sherlock Holmes's rooms in The Hound of the Baskervilles, has already been preceded by his second (Dr. Mortimer and the Barking Man Mystery, p. 299). Read full book review >