Search Results: "Herb Silverman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2012

"A Woody Allen-esque tale of an uneasy conscience in Christian America."
A mild, witty memoir by an activist atheist and founder of the Secular Coalition for America. Read full book review >

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RATIONING EARTH by Herb Bentz
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 12, 2016

"An original take on the economics of resource conservation."
A radical, ecologically minded proposal to meet the future challenges of an increasingly productive but still unsustainable economy. Read full book review >

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THE RELUCTANT GENERAL by Herb Sennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2014

"An engaging novel of ancient Israel with some ungainly writing."
Israelite generals and judges organize their people against the threat of the Canaanites in a novel drawn from biblical history. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS OF DOUBT by Herb Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"All the trappings, but little of the substance, of a courtroom drama."
Retired Ohio Supreme Court Justice Brown (Presumption of Guilt, 1991) serves up a legal thriller that fails to resolve the difficult questions it raises. Read full book review >

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Charms and Witches by Herb Mallette
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A fresh if underdeveloped take on fantasy."
Love, loss, and the search for truth abound in Mallette's (The Last Tragedy: Delvonian Tales, 2015 etc.) latest work of fantasy.Read full book review >

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PRESUMPTION OF GUILT by Herb Brown
Released: May 13, 1991

"This thoughtful examination of a legal dilemma is flawed by the device of the young victim's first-person narrative, tricky enough in the hands of a more experienced writer, and by the outlandish excesses of the victim's mother, a woman who makes Joan Crawford look like a piker."
An Ohio Supreme Court justice delivers a disturbing first novel about accusations of juvenile sex abuse and the problems that may result from the testimony of very young victims, members of the victims' families, and their expert advocates. Read full book review >

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BLACK DETROIT by Herb Boyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2017

"An inspiring, illuminating book that will interest students of urban history and the black experience."
The history of the many contributions of African-American Detroit to the larger American project. Read full book review >

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MISSION SADDAM by Herb Eash
Released: July 10, 2006

"Rough-around-the-edges tale that achieves an authenticity more polished authors struggle to duplicate."
An unwelcome tour of duty inspires this garbled but genuine chronicle of a soldier during the Gulf War. Read full book review >

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THE TOOM COUNTY MUD RACE by Herb Karl
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"A patchy but nonstop first novel. (Fiction. 13-16)"
High-schooler Jackie Crockett, his aptly nicknamed sidekick Juan ``Snake'' Gomez, and Bonnie Galloway, his steady-cum- mechanic are determined to win the mud race even though it means driving through country so swampy that even fancy four-wheel- drive vehicles have been known to sink without a trace. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF CAIN by Herb Chapman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Steadily gripping and well done."
Strong debut thriller by a former member of the justice system in New York, featuring a standoff between FBI profiler John Keenan and Isaac Drum, the serial killer he captured after a rigorous manhunt. Read full book review >