Search Results: "J.H. Elliott"


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HISTORY IN THE MAKING by J.H. Elliott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A straightforward, lucid introduction to Elliott's significant body of work."
A notable British historian's memoir about his early attraction to the study of imperial Spain and the changing historical methodology since the 1950s. Read full book review >

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GUIDING ELLIOTT by Robert Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Good fun and steadily amusing, though it seldom plucks at the heartstrings as does, say, Ring Lardner, the master of authoritative stupidity and lingual description."
As told by Donnie Phillips, Lee's debut novel about fly- fishing in Montana is bestrewn with glorious malapropisms: ``I have a good vocabulary for a fishing guide, but I know I ain't no Rogue Scholar, so when I come upon a new word I study on it some.'' The main new word Donnie studies is piscatorial, as in ``Dear Piscatorial Partners,'' which is how he opens the letters that comprise this epistolary novel and that he sends to Manhattan Chapter #6 of Trout Unlimited. Read full book review >

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Epochs of Man: Evacuation by J.H. Lea
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 9, 2015

"A well-meaning sci-fi novel that takes an unusual approach to Earth's initial interaction with alien races."
A first-contact story that offers an intriguing new take of the origin of humankind. Read full book review >

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Diamond Shoals by J.H. Roberts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 2013

"A taut, evocative thriller that needs a few screws tightened."
A mysterious death in Pennsylvania leads to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, U-boats and hidden treasure. Read full book review >

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HADDIE’S IN OUR CLOSET! by J.H. Soeder
Released: July 19, 2011

"Touching and funny, this paranormal Mary Poppins story requires a big leap of faith."
Life takes a supernatural twist when the 150-year-old ghost of an African-American slave follows a family home to Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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WHISPERERS by J.H. Brennan
NON-FICTION
Released: June 13, 2013

"Certain hokum for skeptics, but the more open-minded will savor this chillingly convincing testimonial."
Prolific Irish author and lecturer Brennan's (Magic & Mysticism in Tibet, 2010, etc.) lifelong fascination with psychic phenomena fuels this comprehensive analysis of potential supernatural influences on history. Read full book review >

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POEMS by J.H. Prynne
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

paper 1-85224-492-5 Poems ($59.95; paper $25.95; Oct. 1; 448 pp.; 1-85224-491-7; paper 1-85224-492-5) is an omnibus gathering from one of Great Britain's most highly acclaimed contemporary poets. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD PARTS by J.H. Blair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

THE GOOD PARTSThe Best Erotic Writing in Modern FictionBlair, J.H.—Ed. Read full book review >

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SHIVA ACCUSED by J.H. Brennan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Unevenly paced and less closely knit than Shiva, but still an atmospheric, engrossing tale. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A tense murder mystery, with a courageous young heroine falsely accused plus a stampede of mammoths and just enough crone's magic to add spice to the solution. Read full book review >

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CITY OF GHOSTS by J.H. Moncrieff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2017

"A fun, chilling supernatural tale."
A tourist in China finds a real ghost story—and antagonists who want it to stay secret—in this novel. Read full book review >