Search Results: "James M. Tabor"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 2010

"A fascinating and informative introduction to the sport of cave diving, as well as a dramatic portrayal of a significant man-vs.-nature conflict."
A compelling look at the people and perils involved in conquering the world's most treacherous supercaves. Read full book review >

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FROZEN SOLID by James M. Tabor
Released: March 26, 2013

"The final payoff isn't quite as satisfying as one might hope: The Vishnu subplot is disposed of in one sentence, and the criminal ringleader is executed offstage. Still, the setting and a generally well-turned plot make this a fine thriller."
The South Pole is the real star of Tabor's (The Deep Zone, 2012, etc.) latest thriller. The bleak and forbidding nature of the pole lends a powerful atmosphere to a story that begins with two mysterious deaths and grows to include an international chemical conspiracy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"Tabor's largely speculative narrative lacks the dramatic force of such other recent high-altitude stories as Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air (1997) or Ed Viesturs' No Shortcuts to the Top (2006), and the dearth of answers may leave readers unsatisfied."
A former contributing editor to Outside magazine tries to ferret out the truth behind a 1967 expedition during which seven climbers died on Mt. McKinley. Read full book review >

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THE DEEP ZONE by James M. Tabor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 3, 2012

"A smart, informative debut thriller with a pair of assertive heroines that draws us into the strange wonders of inner space."
A super-lethal, fast-spreading bacterium that eats its victims from the inside out is decimating U.S. troops in Afghanistan and posing the threat of a pandemic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"His ultimate claim that Paul saw himself as a second Messiah seems like an inflated reading of the Pauline letters, and it will prove controversial with most Christians."
Another entry in the guess-who-Paul-really-was contest. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2006

"A provocative contribution, diminished by an overbearing approach."
Think you know who Jesus was? Well, think again. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Provocative and challenging, the questions raised here deserve to be answered as the ashes from Waco and Oklahoma City still settle."
A thoroughly absorbing though not entirely credible analysis of the Branch Davidian movement and critique of America's stance toward ``cults.'' Both specialists in religion, Tabor (Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte) and Gallagher (Connecticut College) convincingly contend that the tragedy at Waco, Tex., that resulted in the deaths of 4 federal agents and 80 Branch Davidians could easily have been averted. Read full book review >

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PEEKABOO BARN by Nat Sims
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Many a toddler will appreciate this title's simple and reassuringly predictable content. (Board book. 1-3)"
Based on a popular app, this board book allows little ones to open and close barn doors to greet familiar farm animals. Read full book review >

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FORBIDDEN by Syrie James
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Lightweight, but the story has some thrills, and the aforementioned genre addicts will enjoy it. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Yet another paranormal romance, this time with an assortment of angels in a chick-lit setting, that will appeal to those addicted to the genre if few others. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Impressive and fascinating. (Nonfiction. 11-15) "
An absorbing introduction to anthropological facial reconstruction. Read full book review >

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3 NBS OF JULIAN DREW by James M. Deem
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"302, etc.) presents a hard-edged tale of abuse and recovery. (Fiction. 12+)"
``I am an abused child, (but I can't tell you that),'' writes Julian Drew, 15, when his English teacher tells him to write the truest sentence he knows. Read full book review >