Search Results: "Hal Herzog"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Insightful, compassionate and humorous."
While humans have turned pets into quasi family members, writes human-animal relations expert Herzog (Psychology/Western Carolina Univ.) in his debut, our love for animals clashes with our dietary habits and more. Read full book review >

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EXPOSING TORTURE by Hal Marcovitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2015

"Though none of the issues presented is explored in any great depth, this overview provides readers with a useful starting place for further exploration. (glossary, timeline, source notes, bibliography, websites, index) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
This overview delves into the history of torture, from the flayings, burnings and other brutal methods used in ancient societies to the psychological and sexual torture of the 21st century, and tackles complex ethical and moral questions. Read full book review >

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OVER THE EDGE by Hal Friedman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Routine, by-the-numbers page-yawner."
Formulaic sequel to Friedman's equally formulaic debut, A Hunting We Will Go (p. 134), brings back gung-ho LAPD maverick Detective Dan Jarrett, this time to rescue a small-town New Jersey schoolteacher, the daughter of Jarrett's dead partner, from obnoxious teenagers, abusive administrators, and a perverted killer. Read full book review >

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The Boy Who Had A Peach Tree Growing Out Of His Head by Hal Ackerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Engaging tales that should please fans of 20th-century American male authors."
A collection of short stories examines marriage, fatherhood, and divorce from a variety of angles. Read full book review >

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VICTORIOUS by Hal Marden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2016

"A father who fights oppression with the subtlety and poise that the story itself boasts."
A man in the distant future spearheads a revolution against the wealthy ruling class that led many Americans into destitution in Marden's debut dystopian novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2011

"One can't help but wonder whether a night of drinking with the author might be more fun than reading this exhaustive chronicle. A little Hal goes a long way."
One of Hollywood's most successful and influential stuntmen recounts a life filled with fast living, hard partying and dozens of broken bones. Read full book review >

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MASTER OF PROVIDENCE by Hal Counihan
Released: Jan. 20, 2011

"A seductively dark, wholly imaginative piece of historical fiction."
A thoroughly engaging tale of love, mystery, murder and revolt set against the backdrop of antebellum Virginia. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"An insightful and entertaining collection."
Noted essayist and critic Crowther (Time, Newsweek, etc.), perhaps better known as novelist Lee Smith's husband, has gathered together over two dozen sparkling essays on all things Southern. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 2001

"A simple but solid introduction to the history of medicine."
Science writer Hellman (Beyond Your Senses, 1997) chronicles ten important medical advances with emphasis on the struggle and bitterness that accompanied each. Read full book review >

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HALF LIFE by Hal Clement
Released: Sept. 8, 1999

"Challenging problem, fascinating investigation, persuasive resolution: gripping hard SF from a veteran pro."
New science fiction from the veteran author of Still River (1987), etc. Near the end of the next century, diseases are evolving so rapidly that human survival itself is threatened. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A quest for authenticity and self-acceptance, marred by occasional sentimentality and banality, but ultimately redeemed by a near-perfect ending."
Herzog's third travel memoir (Small World: A Microcosmic Journey, 2004, etc.) follows the highways cross-country to his college reunion at Cornell University, examining the idea of the hero along the way. Read full book review >