Search Results: "James G. McCully"


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Released: Oct. 24, 2012

"An entertaining, illuminating chronicle of medical pratfalls and misadventures."
In this absorbing memoir, a doctor's off-handed reminiscences yield perceptive insights. Read full book review >

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SKIM by James G. Pattillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"A high-energy debut likely to score with Elmore Leonard fans."
Sedentary lawyer Dave Pike's life perks up fast when his old friend fuddy-duddy Hollywood producer Maurice Baranowitz asks him to find out what's happened to $50,000 that's vanished from the budget of stylish, sexy director Mickey McDonald's new movie. Read full book review >

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CARDBOARD SOLDIERS by James G. Scotson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 22, 2014

"Part Matrix, part Lord of the Flies, and thoroughly engaging in its own right."
In Scotson's (Planets Falling: Earth and Mars Saga, 2014) imaginative dystopian sci-fi novel, a young boy is taken out of a troubled childhood to train as an elite soldier.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"A persuasive appeal for hydrosustainability and hydrodemocracy."
An impassioned yet clearheaded look at how we are squandering our most precious natural resource. Read full book review >

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REVELATION THROUGH SCIENCE by James G. Martin
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2016

"A philosophically challenging but accessible argument for comity between reason and faith."
A sweepingly thorough account of the ways in which modern science and religion share common ground. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 27, 1992

"Sweet little basket of nuts and berries."
Some 150 letters home by the young Faulkner, who is way up north in New York and New Haven, or in New Orleans or in France. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1993

"A magisterial study of an awesome and intriguing public career. (Photographs)"
In 1970, organic chemist, Harvard president, and nuclear- weapons mandarin Conant published a ponderous and unrevealing autobiography, My Several Lives. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2007

"Well-intentioned yet ultimately flawed examination of the creative force unleashed through forgiveness."
A pastor uses field theory to expound on the power of forgiveness and the potency of creativity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 1993

"Impressive on-site research, bungled in delivery. (Three maps)"
A lackluster presentation of luminous source material, by an Australian expert in native religions (Letters from a Wild State, 1992). Read full book review >

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GULLIVER'S TRAVELS by Jonathan Swift
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 10, 1992

"Swift's ax-grinding can be indigestible in large doses; like other abridged classics from this publisher and illustrator, a palatable, well-blended appetizer. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Swift's account of Gulliver's captivity in Lilliput and Brobdingnag is considerably shortened and rephrased here, but Riordan expertly preserves the flavor of the original: upon reaching the temple where he is to stay, the intrepid traveler shamefacedly relieves himself before the tiny multitudes (though the more famous scene where he similarly puts out a palace fire is absent); later, he survives plenty of harrowing adventures, admiringly describing the societies in which he's stranded while taking subtle pokes (and not-so-subtle—``Englishmen are the nastiest race of odious little vermin that Nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth,'' says the king of Brobdingnag) at his own, and at fashion and politics in general. Read full book review >