Search Results: "James J. Fyfe"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 1993

"An excellent history and analysis that balances sympathy for the dangers of police work with concern for its victims and with persuasive, if not profound, suggestions for reform."
Using as a starting point the acquittal of the cops accused of beating Rodney King, Skolnick (Law/Berkeley; House of Cards, 1978) and Fyfe (Criminal Justice/Temple Univ.) explore the reasons for, and suggest some solutions to, police brutality in America. 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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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 >

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ASHER by Mark Fyfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Less a novel than an attempt at a mordant, brief glimpse into a sociopath: a debut, filled with indulgences and bravado, that makes an impression despite its weaknesses."
English adolescent anomie, told from a male perspective. Read full book review >

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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 >

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JIM CRAMER'S GET RICH CAREFULLY by James J. Cramer
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Look to this book for guiding principles rather than specific tips."
Forget about getting rich quick: The new investment climate, writes Mad Money host Cramer (Jim Cramer's Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World, 2005, etc.), is "treacherous....[B]izarre stock movements have become the staple, if not the hallmark, of this era." Read full book review >

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AUGUSTINE by James J. O’Donnell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2005

"A landmark achievement."
In a lyrical, multilayered biography, a Georgetown classics scholar creates this generation's Augustine. Read full book review >

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PAGANS by James J. O’Donnell
NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2015

"A roundabout historical lesson that employs the classical texts with irony and irreverence."
Georgetown University provost and author O'Donnell (The Ruin of the Roman Empire: A New History, 2008, etc.) offers a revisionist tour of the reach and purpose of the gods for the Romans, from the height of Rome's temple building by Augustus in 17 B.C. to the Christian incursions of the A.D. fourth century.Read full book review >

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DRAT THESE BRATS! by X. J. Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Again, Watts' little b&w drawings catch the gleeful mayhem. (Poetry. 8-11)"
They're back—Lil and papa's dental drill, Brent in the cement, Trish with a jellyfish—along with 40 other little terrors, in a third collection of comic verse featuring kids we hope never to meet. Read full book review >

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ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN CRACKS THE CASE by Donald J. Sobol
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"That's a formula that still works after more than a generation. (art not seen) (Fiction. 8-10)"
Having kept Idaville crime free "for more than a year"—more like 44 years, to be precise—the still-ten-year-old Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown takes on ten more scams, misdemeanors and outright felonies. Read full book review >