Search Results: "James B. Conroy"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A splendid addition to any Civil War library."
A brilliant account of the doomed effort to end the Civil War through diplomacy. Read full book review >

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THE COYOTE HUNTER OF AQUIDNECK ISLAND by James Conroy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2017

"This novel is much like its protagonist: unpretentious and likable."
An older white writer and a Native American former military sniper develop a deep bond during a conflict over wildlife on a New England island. Read full book review >

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MY READING LIFE by Pat Conroy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"From time's bookshelf, Conroy selects some arresting volumes and some dusty duds better left alone."
The bestselling author offers scattered remembrances and ruminations about favorite books, writers and inspirations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2015

"An imperative analysis that begs for discussion by industry watchdogs and consumers alike."
A succinct, disturbing report on the prevalence of malpractice in modern medicine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Thus, we—re left to guess about his psychotic motives and thought processes."
The shocking story of Dr. Michael Swango, who, despite being a convicted felon suspected of murdering dozens of his patients, was allowed to practice medicine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Useful reading for investors, inventors, and students of technological history."
A solid history of a technological gold rush, as narrated by an early prospector. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 22, 2002

"Seemingly effortless, entirely transportive."
Essays old and new from writer's writer Conroy (Body and Soul, 1993, etc.), who eschews fireworks in favor of the dead-on observation as he considers topics ranging from fatherhood to the Rolling Stones to leaving New York. Read full book review >

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ANZARD by Christopher Conroy
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"A children's fantasy with shallow characters, a questionable moral and a convoluted setting."
Debut author Conroy sends a 10-year-old boy on a Pilgrim's Progress-like quest of self-discovery in this lackluster fantasy adventure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 1996

"Like advertising's favorite medium, TV, Adcult rivets attention powerfully, even brilliantly, but edifies little. (181 illustrations, not seen) (Author tour)"
A virtuosic survey of advertising in America, this book is a romp through the land where you (and your wallet) are the most desirable, sought-after creature in the world. Read full book review >

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DEN OF THIEVES by James B. Stewart
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 1991

"A sorry and cautionary tale of world-class scofflaws, brilliantly reported by a savvy journalist with a sure sense of right and wrong."
A damningly detailed rundown on the predatory conspirators whose willful violations of securities law and ethical standards gave Wall Street a deservedly bad name during the takeover frenzy of the 1980's. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1999

"Racing from one datum to the next, Twitchell concludes that we get the material culture we deserve—in our case, a culture of abundant junk."
A pop-science, impressionistic examination of the American lust for all things material. Read full book review >