Search Results: "Gwynne Dyer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 2008

"A lucid but grim accounting of the bites earned and yet to come by our government's having shaken up a hornet's nest."
The neocon faithful diligently search for the good news out of Iraq, which they complain the media never covers—what London-based military analyst Dyer offers will be kryptonite to that crowd. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A reasonable but not rosy view of a subject that too often produces hysteria."
Unsettling scenarios depicting the world in the next 50 years, similar to the current planet but significantly hotter. Read full book review >

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WAR by Gwynne Dyer
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Provocative, agile and very well argued, with an a-ha! moment on nearly every page."
An anthropological and psychological account of the human propensity for organized murderous mischief. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 28, 1994

"A second-rate rendering of a first-rate idea: the limit of popular tolerance in early American democracy as exemplified by the life and death of one courageous woman."
The story of Mary Dyer, executed in 1660 in Boston for her Quaker beliefs, should be an instructive walk on the darker side of American democracy—but this treatment by debut author Plimpton reads more like one of those perky biographies inflicted on middle- schoolers for a social-studies project. Read full book review >

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THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Even without advisable cuts, a strong, inventive tale. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
A girl tries to cope with her own survival after the deaths of her friends in this psychological—or is it paranormal?—debut suspense tale. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A DYER by Eleanor Kuhns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2013

"Kuhns' follow-up to Will's debut (A Simple Murder, 2012) offers a sensitive look into matters of the heart woven into a nifty puzzle."
Weaver Will Rees copes with family woes while investigating the murder of his childhood friend Nate Bowditch. Read full book review >

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THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Interesting and unusual. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
Mara's absorbing tale continues in this first sequel in the Mara Dyer series, answering some questions but, clearly, leaving plenty of suspense still to come. Read full book review >

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BILLIE DYER AND OTHER STORIES by William Maxwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1992

"Treasurable small masterworks of American literature."
From a writer whose career has now spanned almost 60 years comes a volume of breathtakingly perfected and lovely stories that have most of the past century for their grazing land. Read full book review >

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CATCH THE ZOLT by Phillip Gwynne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Readers won over by Dom will hope the next installment brings some clarity to the over-the-top plot. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Imported from Australia, this volume kicks off a series chronicling how one young man deals with a highly unusual family legacy that goes back generations. Read full book review >

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MALICE by John Gwynne
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Gwynne's effort pales in comparison to George R.R. Martin's gold-standard work, but it's nothing bad; the story grinds to a halt at points, but at others, there's plenty of action."
A middling Middle Earth-ish extravaganza with all the usual thrills, chills, spills and frills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A superb treat for all gridiron fans."
Think baseball is slow? Then imagine football without a passing offense, which, as historian/journalist Gwynne (Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson, 2014, etc.) ably shows, is no mere thought experiment. Read full book review >

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REBEL YELL by S.C. Gwynne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A satisfying biography though less exhaustive in its approach than Robert Krick's Conquering the Valley (1996) and somewhat less fluent than James Robertson's Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend (1997)."
Wide-ranging biography of the larger-than-life Confederate leader, a "sobersided, regulation-bound general" who emerges as an ever stranger figure with the passage of years. Read full book review >