Search Results: "James P. Johnson"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Well-organized and fast-paced, with convincing insights into the minds of List and his victims: a true-crime success. (Eight-page photo insert—not seen.)"
Chilling account of the multiple murders that shocked newspaper readers and TV viewers in 1971, and stunned them 18 years later when the killer was at last caught through the auspices of a popular TV program. Read full book review >

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WRITING THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS by Martin P. Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A well-written, thorough scrutiny of a landmark speech that illustrated Lincoln's vision and clarified his future purposes."
Johnson (History/Miami Univ.; The Dreyfus Affair: Honor and Politics in the Belle Époque, 1999) analyzes how, when, where and by whom the Gettysburg Address was written. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

In this rousing, as-historically-accurate-as-possible recreation of the Pony Express's first ride, Spradlin introduces readers to the crazy-wild brainchild of three businessmen to expedite mail over the near-2,000 miles from St. Read full book review >

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THE LOST CAUSE by James P. Muehlberger
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2013

"Of possible interest to Jesse James and/or Civil War buffs, but not to a wider audience."
A Missouri legal historian's well-researched but lackluster answer to the question of whether Jesse James was "the last great rebel of the Civil War or the first notorious robber after [it]." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"A useful, nuts-and-bolts handbook for concerned parents."
Common Sense Media founder Steyer (The Other Parent: The Inside Story of the Media's Effect on Our Children, 2002) addresses common concerns of many parents in managing the online lives of their children. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Plentiful diagrams and practical examples give the nontechnical reader an insight into Hogan's often complex arguments, but the computer-literate are the most natural audience for this challenging exploration."
A survey of the current state of computer intelligence research, from a science-fiction writer (The Immortality Option, 1995, etc.) whose novels have often dealt with the subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 18, 2008

"A revealing confessional that makes this most reviled of crimes a bit more understandable."
A convicted child molester embarks on a journey into the criminal justice system-and his soul-in this troubling, absorbing memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"Othmer's engaging dissection of advertising gives consumers valuable insight into how companies manipulate messages to convince us to give them our money."
A former ad man delves into his 20 years in the slogan trenches, musing on how advertising influences us and how the Internet is revamping it. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURIST by James P. Othmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2006

"A shrewd, funny and sometimes brutal vision of troubled times."
A geopolitical thriller that aims to please everybody: less gunplay than Tom Clancy, more yuks than Don DeLillo. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 1995

"Intelligent and entertaining, Pinkerton offers some fodder for policy wonks, although his ideas do not amount to the promised conceptual sea change in our way of thinking about government."
In a diverting commentary on our increasingly dysfunctional political system, Newsday columnist and former Bush policy advisor Pinkerton predicts the imminent demise of bureaucracy and the rise of a ``new paradigm'' of government. Read full book review >