Search Results: "Gerry Souter"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Despite its slimness, a remarkably effective and timely treatment. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
An ambitious topic (the United States' presence in Afghanistan and Iraq) receives a surprisingly comprehensive examination through a direct question-and-answer format. Read full book review >

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Gangsters of Shanghai by Gerry  O'Sullivan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2013

"A historical novel with an overly complex plot, mostly redeemed by its brisk pace."
A crime drama that jumps back and forth between China and Ireland during the turbulent first third of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2006

"A purely niche title, this one for the Lefty 'Hate Culture.'"
Celebrity lawyer and polemicist Spence (The Smoking Gun, 2003, etc.) ratchets up the rhetoric against conservatives in this latest entry in the Left-Right contest to see who can create the most outrageous title and fling the most incendiary accusations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

From virtuoso trial-lawyer Spence, defender of Karen Silkwood and Imelda Marcos: a fiery ``collection of free-floating thoughts about freedom.'' Spence is profoundly uncomfortable with the socioeconomic interdependence caused by our complex economy. Read full book review >

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HOME BODY by Gerry Boyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"Complex characters and strong storytelling remain staples of this sturdy, worthwhile series (Borderline, 1998, etc.)."
Reporter Jack McMorrow, soon to be a dad, confronts another dad who may be a murderer. Read full book review >

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OCTAVIA E. BUTLER by Gerry Canavan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Scholarship for science-fiction scholars."
A deep reading of the work of the late science-fiction master. Read full book review >

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LIFELINE by Gerry Boyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 16, 1996

"For all his manly virtue, you can't help liking the guy."
In his first day on the job as court reporter for the Kennebec Observer, former Times newsman Jack McMorrow (Bloodline, 1995, etc.) files a story featuring battered Donna Marchant. Read full book review >

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NO PLACE TO HIDE by Gerry Carroll
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Still, the intense drama of a nation's collapse, combined with jolting action scenes, carries you through the polemical discourse."
A gritty, realistic, and sometimes preachy final installment in the late Carroll's Vietnam War trilogy (North S.A.R., 1991; Ghostwriter One, 1993). Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1989

From the crusading author of Murder and Madness (1983) and Trial by Fire (1986), an entertaining indictment of the American legal system. Read full book review >

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BEFORE THE DAWN by Gerry Adams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"An eloquent and persuasive presentation of recent Irish history. (For the life of an earlier Irish rebel, see John Mackay's Michael Collins, p. 1656.)"
In this compelling memoir of his early life, the president of Sinn FÇin, the political wing of the IRA, recalls the development of the modern ``Troubles'' in Northern Ireland and his own central role in them, culminating in the tragic hunger strike by incarcerated IRA members in 1981. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Spence has something to tell us but buries it under blarney and blather. (Author tour)"
A portentous jeremiad against the state of American society. Read full book review >