Search Results: "Howard Ball"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 27, 1999

"Better as 'further reading' than as an accessible general introduction, Ball's biography nevertheless stands as an extension of Marshall's own dissents—a clarion call for conscience in future Supreme Court deliberations. (16 pages b&w photos)"
The second major Marshall biography in recent months (after Juan Williams's Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary, p. 1105) stresses the late civil rights giant and Supreme Court justice's legal career more than his larger-than-life personality. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"A thoughtful study of an abiding constitutional legacy. (Twenty halftones—not seen.)"
An intelligent and thorough assessment of the legacy of the Supreme Court's famous liberals. Read full book review >

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SERVING THE REICH by Philip Ball
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"How much did Nazism compromise its scientists? In this polished account, Ball finds that the jury is still out, even as the evidence mounts and the pursuit of firsthand records and documentary testimony continues."
An examination of the response of German scientists to the rise of the Third Reich and its interference with their work. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2006

"Often slow going, but worth the effort."
The life and times of Philip Theophrastus Bombast von Hohenheim, aka Paracelsus, the "father of modern medicine." Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"Though copious with historical information—surprisingly relevant in light of current history—Ball (China Run, 2002, etc.) anchors it all in character. A winning combination."
Sweeping historical adventure culminates in the 16th-century Battle of Malta. Read full book review >

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'66 FRAMES by Gordon Ball
Released: April 1, 1999

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THE HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE by Donna Ball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2013

"An amusing, undemanding tale likely to warm readers' hearts."
The grand opening of a Virginia bed-and-breakfast is the setting for Ball's (High in Trial, 2013, etc.) latest novel full of comedy and sentiment. Read full book review >

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HIGHER MATH by Jennifer Ball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"California weeping, in need of a firmer editorial hand."
This author's first presents more than we ever wanted to know about the life of a Hollywood slacker, by a former stand-up comedienne, author/producer of the musical Life Is a Low-Budget Musical. Read full book review >

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LAVA by Pamela Ball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"A probing tale of a woman scorned, Hawaiian-style, with a rich texturing of emotions, but also with historical (Captain Cook) and quasi-mythical (shark men) elements tacked on that are more affected than effective."
Passion, once cooled, undergoes irreversible changes—so runs the theme of Hawaii-born, Florida-based Ball's insightful if somewhat overextended debut. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"A skillfully written tale of technology and wealth, celebrity and murder and the nativity of today's dominant art and entertainment medium."
National Book Award winner Ball (Writing/Yale Univ.; The Genetic Strand: Exploring a Family History Through DNA, 2007, etc.) returns with a complex story about railroad tycoon Leland Stanford and the murdering man who for a time was his protégé, pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Read full book review >

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FLASH by Donna Ball
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2015

"One of this mystery's investigators may be fluffy, but this thoroughly entertaining novel certainly isn't."
A recent murder stirs up a cop's memories of being shot in the line of duty in Ball's (A Wedding on Ladybug Farm, 2014, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >

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MARSEILLE NOIR by Cédric Fabre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Just as Marseille is tailor-made for noir, this dark banquet is tailor-made for noir fans."
Gritty from east to west, Marseille is the perfect venue for the latest in Akashic's venerable Noir series. Read full book review >