Search Results: "J. Edward Chamberlin"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A slim book that takes readers on a mind-expanding journey."
A delightful, enlightening book that employs islands as jumping-off points for essays on a wide range of topics from A(nthropology) to Z(oology). Read full book review >

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FREEDOM OF RELIGION by J. Edward Evans
Released: Nov. 12, 1990

This installment in the "American Politics" series presents the debate surrounding a basic principle of the Constitution, providing a thorough background on the "wall of separation between the Church and State" and why Jefferson found it imperative to building a democracy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Smartly conceived, beautifully wrought campaign history, bound to entertain and inform."
Pulitzer Prize-winner Larson (Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory, 2004, etc.) vividly recounts America's first overtly partisan election. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 1997

"A learned and absorbing book, especially in its account of the reverberations of the Scopes trial in recent American history."
A recapitulation of the celebrated 1925 Scopes "Monkey Trial" in Dayton, Tenn.—but one that goes far beyond the courtroom in its analysis. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 8, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Darwin was an amateur who never received a thorough grounding in biology and never learned how to draw properly; for his last 40 years, he was an invalid. Read full book review >

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WARP & WEFT by Edward J. Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A modest and quiet work that draws the outlines of a vanished world with exceptional ease and grace."
First novel by journalist and storywriter Delaney (The Drowning, 1999) portrays life on and off the floor of a New England textile mill. Read full book review >

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FRAUD by Edward J. Balleisen
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A touch arid at times, but overall a fascinating, illuminating look at bunko and the social conditions under which its practitioners operate—and flourish."
A broad-ranging study of the big swindle in American life over the last couple of centuries. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 1994

"According to the authors, the positive aspect of ADD—high creativity—should prevent stigma being attached to this highly treatable condition."
A thorough examination of the hot new psychological syndrome, attention disorder deficit (ADD), formerly called hyperactivity and now believed to be neurological in origin, by two Harvard Medical School psychiatrists who have adult-diagnosed ADD themselves. Read full book review >

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THE UNLIKELY SLEUTH by Edward J.  Bertz
Released: Dec. 29, 2011

"Will resonate with readers who love expertly plotted twists and turns."
Bucky Pepin may fancy himself a Sherlock Holmes but his detecting skills are put to the test when faced with a real-life mystery in journalist Bertz's (Becoming Michael, 2005) second novel. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 21, 1993

"An absorbing report that provides an extraordinary view of the wondrous human brain, contains compelling operating-room scenes, and shows us something of where neurosurgery has been, where it is now, and where it's headed."
Neurosurgery viewed as the paradigm of modern medicine in its increasing control over the unknown, the uncertain, and the unexpected. Read full book review >