Search Results: "James J. Schneider"


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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1991

"A long overdue tribute. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A comprehensive and moving record of American women's participation in WW I, when for the first time women served in ways that went beyond the traditional. Read full book review >

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GOOD-BYE, VIVI! by Antonie Schneider
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Although the text (translated from the German) is a bit clunky, and the theme well-trodden, readers will find Granny's offering heartwarming, and the illustrations soft and inviting. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An extremely gentle look at aging and death. Read full book review >

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THE SPIRITUALITY OF AWE by Kirk J.  Schneider
NON-FICTION
Released: June 13, 2017

"A cogent plea to neither reject nor embrace technology but to try instead to look beyond it."
A psychologist weighs in on the spiritual potential of computers and social media. Read full book review >

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NO DOGS ALLOWED by Howie Schneider
ANIMALS
Released: June 14, 1995

"Rollicking illustrations will make children giggle, while the plot will keep them in suspense over whether Mercer's secret will be spilled, right up to the frantic happy ending. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A funny vacation tale, perfect for summertime story hours, from the creator of that other traveling dog, Amos: The Story of an Old Dog and His Couch (1987, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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SECRET LOVE by Bart Schneider
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2001

"The milieu is perfectly captured, but the storyline relies heavily on melodrama to propel the action forward. And the often-stagey dialogue is no help. Disappointing, if often engaging."
A rather plodding second effort from Schneider, founding editor of The Hungry Mind Review (now The Ruminator Review), returns to the themes and settings of his debut (Blue Bossa, 1998). 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 >

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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 >

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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

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 >