Search Results: "J. Douglas Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2014

"Smith gives us the knowledge that imparts the power to change and, more importantly, the hope that it can succeed."
Smith (Managing White Supremacy: Race, Politics, and Citizenship in Jim Crow Virginia, 2002, etc.) uses the fight for "one person, one vote" to explain the workings of the Supreme Court. Read full book review >

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JUAN RULFO
by Richard Z. Santos

Douglas Weatherford, translator of the first English-language version of Juan Rulfo’s second novel The Golden Cockerel, knows that Rulfo isn’t a household name. And Weatherford thinks that’s a tragedy.

“It’s important for English speaking readers, especially in the U.S., to discover Juan Rulfo. For some unfortunate reason he never reached the same acclaim as Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RASPUTIN by Douglas Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A tour de force of research from the Russian archives, the book is a deeply detailed, occasionally plodding biography of one of history's most malleable characters."
On the centenary of his death, a vigorous attempt to penetrate the monstrous myths surrounding Grigory Yefimovich Rasputin (1869-1916). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Sobering stories about the politics of power—its loss, its gain—and the deep human suffering that inevitably results."
When the Bolshevik Revolution came in 1917, the new order began transforming aristocrats into paupers, exiles and corpses—a transformation that consumed decades. Read full book review >

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Please Be Ad-vised: 7th Edition by Douglas J. Wood
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"A well-written, comprehensive reference work for advertisers who want to understand the many laws that affect their profession."
The most recent edition of a guide to all aspects of law connected with the advertising profession. Read full book review >

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101 Things I Want to Say to My Daughter, Andrea, on Beginning Her Career by Douglas J. Wood
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"A welcome adjunct to the wealth of how-to parenting literature."
An affectionate advice and how-to manual for an adult child. Read full book review >

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PRESIDENTIAL CONCLUSIONS by Douglas J. Wood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A sharp tale of government and terrorism fortified by an exceptional POTUS protagonist."
Samantha "Sam" Harrison must lead the United States against coordinated nationwide terrorist strikes in this political thriller, the final installment of a trilogy. Read full book review >

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The White Guy In The Room by Douglas J. Patton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2016

"A vivid, behind-the-scenes peek into the business of politics."
A lawyer looks back on his long career of campaigning at the local, state, and national levels. Read full book review >

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PRESIDENTIAL INTENTIONS by Douglas J. Wood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"An engaging, essential novel for readers who feel disenfranchised by the political process."
A promising young woman is undone by her political aspirations in Wood's (Please Be Ad-Vised, 2013) latest novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JFK by Stephen Kennedy Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"Amid the stream of JFK books to be released for the centennial, this work should emerge as one of the most complete and useful."
Smith (Sloan School of Management/MIT), John F. Kennedy's nephew, and Brinkley (History/Rice Univ.; Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America, 2016, etc.) assemble a large collection of material by and about the late president. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR GHOSTS by J. Lynett Gillette
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Photos of excavators and bones provide additional intrigue. (glossary, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-12)"
An essential purchase—Gillette (The Search for Seismosaurus, 1994) has written another involving book about a topic of guaranteed interest to children. Read full book review >