Search Results: "Greg Merritt"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

CELLULOID MAVERICKSA History of American Independent FilmmakingMerritt, Greg Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The definitive account of one of Hollywood's most notorious scandals."
What really happened between Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Virginia Rappe in that San Francisco hotel room on September 5, 1921? Read full book review >

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THE DREADFUL FATE OF JONATHAN YORK by Kory Merritt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Poor Jonathan York, condemned to newfound self-confidence and awed listeners wherever he goes. (Graphic fantasy. 11-14)"
A night in the swamp converts a mild-mannered clerk into a wily yarn spinner in this hair-raising tribute to the life-changing power of stories. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2006

"Merritt's prose is affable and folksy, but his meandering story lacks grit and wit."
Merritt's memoir of his early days as a lawyer in coastal Oregon falls flat. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 1999

"Fragmented and muddled, with considerable solid research gone to waste. (125 illus.)"
A brief and remarkably dull history of the creature comforts, from indoor flush toilets to microwave ovens, that are taken for granted in homes today. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"For anyone excited by the wood, brick, stone, and mortar of how Americans have expressed themselves in their choice of shelter, this multistory book is zoned for pleasure. (First serial to American Heritage)"
A guided tour of the floor plan of American civilization, noting the evolution of the American home—from structure to function, from heating to plumbing, and from colonial times to today. Read full book review >

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THE CULTURE OF HOPE FOUNDED ON FAITH by Susan Merritt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2017

"A touching, if problematic, testament to the power of faith in a time of trial."
A memoir of Christian faith that focuses on a family crisis. Read full book review >

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LOVE ME BACK by Merritt Tierce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"The cold and honest confessions of a damaged young woman who lives to serve."
An emotionally barren waitress hustles her way through life, dulled by sex, drugs and self-inflicted burns. Read full book review >

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THE MOON POOL by A. Merritt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"And scriptwriters might still find much to mine in this entertaining ode to love and sacrifice."
First published as a novel in 1919, this path-breaking genre piece was praised by The New York Times, whose review of Merritt (1884-1945) is appended here. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Short on innovation."
A tiresome survey of new technologies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 1994

"A courageous, eloquent book of great significance to all who care about where we came from."
A world-class linguist demonstrates similarities among the globe's 5,000 languages to argue the case for a single, unifying Mother Tongue. Read full book review >

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CODE OF CONDUCT by Rich Merritt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Intriguing subject, terrible execution."
A novel of romance and intrigue from former Marine Merritt (Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star, 2005). Read full book review >