Search Results: "James J. Flerlage"


BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE BETHLEHEM by James J. Flerlage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"A warmly personal portrait of Joseph, earthly father of Jesus."
A historical novel set on the eve of the birth of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

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Denial Deceit Discovery by J. James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2014

"A smooth read about gay life and love."
James, in his first novel, writes the story of a gay man who, before coming out, spends the first three decades of his life in repression and fear. Read full book review >

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THE DRUMS OF NOTO HANTO by J. Alison James
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The dimension and texture of these complement James's sound-effects-laden text; the suspense builds with each beat as the villagers fight to save Noto Hanto, and readers are certain to have the pounding of drums in their ears by the story's conclusion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On Noto Hanto, which points "upward like a thumb into the Sea of Japan," a wealthy coastal village is under threat from a warlord seeking riches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2008

"Is Europe ripe for the plucking? Perhaps. Sheehan offers a worthy contribution to geopolitics."
Europeans and Americans inhabit different planets—certainly, Sheehan (History/Stanford Univ.) writes, when it comes to attitudes toward war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"A capable, fluent updating of Gibbon—essential for students of late Roman and early medieval history, and easily accessible to lay readers."
A vigorous history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire—which, as Georgetown University Provost O'Donnell (Augustine, 2005) notes, happened precipitously over three centuries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Faith, Doubt, Mystery by James J. Tracy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2015

"A sympathetic but unflinchingly honest testament of indoctrination and embattled faith."
An affecting account of one man's experiences with the Catholic faith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TENDER JUSTICE by James J. Mulligan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2013

"Fans of historical fiction will admire the setting, but the plot and resounding characters will leave mystery fans aglow."
Dougherty and McBrien are back in Mulligan's latest historical thriller (The Haystack, 2012, etc.); the doctor and the pharmacist investigate a murder and unravel what may be the work of a serial killer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A keen psychological study that aims at honing leadership skills via example."
A military theorist at the School of Advanced Military Studies looks closely at Lawrence of Arabia's self-styled conversion into an effective guerrilla leader. Read full book review >