Search Results: "James A. Corey"


BOOK REVIEW

LEVIATHAN WAKES by James A. Corey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 2011

"A huge, churning, relentlessly entertaining melodrama buoyed by confidence that human values will prevail."
A rare, rattling space opera—first of a trilogy, or series, from Corey (aka Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck). Read full book review >

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CALIBAN'S WAR by James S.A. Corey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2012

"Independently intelligible but best appreciated after volume one—and with a huge surprise twist in the last sentence."
Part two of the topnotch space opera begun with Leviathan Wakes (2011), from Corey (aka Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck). Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Full of unmet potential. (Fantasy. YA)"
Narrative tension can't save this sequel from glaring flaws. Read full book review >

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THE INDIGO KING by James A. Owen
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Except for those who get a kick out of playing Spot-the-Literary-Allusion, this is missable. (Fantasy. YA)"
This third entry in the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica brings 1930s caretakers John and Jack (aka J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis) into an alternate universe where history has been rewritten and the Winter King reigns supreme. Read full book review >

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GEORGE BALL by James A. Bill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1997

"Bill concludes that because of his extraordinary prudence, characterized by pragmatic idealism, Ball was the quintessential American statesman, one whose career stands as a model for 21st- century statecraft."
In an important contribution to Cold War scholarship, Bill (Government/Coll. of William and Mary) traces the foreign policy career of ``wise man'' George Ball from the 1940s until his death in 1994. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 7, 1954

"With the world's finest collections housed in Boston, Chicago and New York, this should stimulate interest."
This bids fair to be an exciting gift book for a highly specialized market- and an important addition to the art reference shelves of large public libraries. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1961

"This is a new approach- after the event- to the kind of thinking we used as citizens."
How many people are interested now in a meticulous rehash of the late presidential campaign as reported at the county level? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A special Holocaust study of the unique link that violins, klezmer or classical, have continuously had with the Jewish spirit."
The cruelties of the Third Reich have been well-documented in countless Holocaust studies. This report contemplates the crimes of the Nazis from a special point of view. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A comprehensive collection of archival, police-related images."
Bultema's (Guardians of Angels, 2013) book collects photographs from a century-and-a-half of American law enforcement culture. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY by James A. Michener
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 1989

"Lutton to commemorate the expedition—this is a mere day-trip through Michener's heavy-handed prose and easy travel, no doubt a best-seller."
Cut from the manuscript of Alaska, written in the same flat, fact-filled style, this chapter from the Klondike Gold Rush recounts a disastrous English expedition doggedly intent on reaching the gold fields without straying from Empire soil. Read full book review >