Search Results: "James B. Murray"


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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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MOMENT OF BATTLE by James Lacey
NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2013

"Will open interesting doors for casual readers and provide plenty of debate fodder for military-history buffs."
How would the world be different if certain critical battles had gone the other way? Two top military historians offer answers. Read full book review >

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FRISKY BRISKY HIPPITY HOP by Alexina B. White
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Some may find squirrels to be pesky, but the glee found within these pages is hard to ignore. (author's, photographer's notes) (Picture book. 3-5)"
First published in 1871, the poem "Whisky Frisky" is reimagined with additional verses and lively photographic images. 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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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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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 >

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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Entertaining natural history."
A richly informative memoir from a veteran scientist who has devoted his career to Antarctica. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 1997

"Shame on Twitchell for this diatribe disguised as cultural critique."
``I prefer polemic to precision,'' notes Twitchell (Adcult USA, 1996). Read full book review >

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I LIKE IT BETTER NOW by James B. Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"Despite some implausibilities and flat spots: a jazzy aria redolent of life in contemporary America."
Fifteen stories from Hall (Music from a Broken Piano, 1983, etc.)—gritty, hard-luck pieces about disappointment told in a variety of voices. Read full book review >