Search Results: "James Bradley"


BOOK REVIEW

WRACK by James Bradley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1999

"Bradley is talented, but this outing, masquerading as high literature, is plain unoriginal."
An archeologist searches for a Portuguese shipwreck in this young award-winning Australian writer's American debut. Read full book review >

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THE CHINA MIRAGE by James Bradley
NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2015

"Bradley delivers a strenuous exposé about the initial building of the 'rickety bridge of fellowship crossing the Pacific.'"
Best-selling author Bradley (The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War, 2009, etc.) uncovers the 19th-century plan to create a "New China" and "Americanize Asia."Read full book review >

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FLYBOYS by James Bradley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2003

"A memorable portrait of men in battle."
An episodic account of a little-covered arena in the much-covered genre of WWII: close air combat in the war against Japan. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 24, 2009

"A rueful, disturbing account of a regrettable period of American imperialism."
The story of a forgotten diplomatic excursion inspired by Theodore Roosevelt's bigotry. Read full book review >

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Raison d'être, II by bradley james
Released: Jan. 4, 2014

"A collection that's repetitive and vague at times, but bolstered by vivid imagery and compelling invitations to contemplation."
An imaginative, atmospheric follow-up to James' poetry collection Raison d'etre, I (2014). Read full book review >

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RAISON D'ETRE, I by bradley james
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2014

"A free-form, often thought-provoking verse confessional in the tradition of Leaves of Grass. "
An epic, multipart poetry cycle about the nature of life and the transience of relationships. Read full book review >

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IBN AL-HAYTHAM by Bradley Steffens
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 7, 2007

"Despite captions that are printed in red and therefore largely illegible, the many color pictures enhance this illuminating narrative with maps, diagrams, prints (including an old portrait of Muhammad) and images of illustrated manuscript pages. (index, multimedia resource lists) (Biography. 11-13)"
In this clearly written, carefully reasoned profile, Steffens not only traces the scantly documented life of one of early modern science's giants (better known in Europe as Alhazen), but also places him both within the broader contexts of early Muslim society, and of the whole history of science. Read full book review >

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Made Men by Bradley Ernst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2016

"A haunting historical backdrop provides a base for a triad of curious but irresistible characters."
Three boys, products of a Nazi geneticist's experiment, break free from their confines, with one of them becoming a proficient killer, in the second of Ernst's (Inhumanum, 2016) thriller series.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2008

"Bradley provides entertainment aplenty, though nostalgic baseball fans and Yanks/Sox diehards will reap the greatest benefit."
Yet another chronicle of the epic New York/Boston rivalry, this time focusing on the legendary one-game playoff for the Eastern Division championship in 1978. Read full book review >

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WE CAN ALL DO BETTER by Bill Bradley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"An important contribution to the national discussion with appeal to independents as well as the more traditionally party-minded."
The three-term Democratic senator shares his political perspective and primary concerns for the United States. Read full book review >

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LIVING DOLL by Jane Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A horrifying account that at times, though, relies more on mood than on the cooler reportage that might deliver the story's meaning to fuller effect."
From the author of the story collection Power Lines (1989): a thinly disguised autobiographical first novel that creates a poignant record of sexual abuse. Read full book review >

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SPEAKING FROM AMONG THE BONES by Alan Bradley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"The Flavia bandwagon rolls on: Not only will she star in five more novels, but she'll also shine in several made-for-television films."
Irrepressible Flavia de Luce, the self-taught whiz kid who adores cyanide and has a soft spot for strychnine, confronts lead poisoning. Read full book review >