Search Results: "James Palmer"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A riveting précis of the fatal weaknesses in Mao's dictatorship."
A compressed, fast-moving survey of the waning rule of Mao Zedong, precipitated by the horrendous Tangshan earthquake of 1976. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"An immensely readable off-the-beaten path history."
Historian and travel writer Palmer spins the recherché story of a megalomaniac German Russian reactionary who invaded Mongolia during the Russian Civil War. Read full book review >

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THE WOMPANANNY WITCHES MAKE ONE MEAN PIZZA by Jennie  Palmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Pair with a pie for one mean—er, make that nice—storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two recluse witch chefs with a passion for pizza come out from behind their pizza oven…and survive the wild neighborhood kids. Read full book review >

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DEATH by Greg Palmer
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A scrapbook of tidbits rather than a thought-out narrative; still, an enjoyable scamper through undiscovered country. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A sprawling survey of death practices around the world; a companion volume to a forthcoming PBS series. Read full book review >

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DESIRE by Thom Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2007

"A novel of brilliant turns."
A tour de force of erotic intellectualism. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN RULE by Elizabeth Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 1998

"A fine balm for winter."
The charm and surefire wit of Palmer's previous work (Flowering Judas, 1997, etc.) rise to the occasion once more, as a tangled web of London high society has at its center two sisters of vastly differing sensibilities—two now-grown women whose approaches to matters of the heart make life interesting for their men, their friends, and each other. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 18, 2008

"A nicely written effort, but tedious."
A history professor examines the evolution of the history department in the United States from 1940 to 1980. Read full book review >

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DESPERADO by Diana Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"A silly thriller with a decidedly old-fashioned tone, especially in the clinches."
Debut hardcover, about a mercenary soldier who cracks an international child-slave ring. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Prime nature writing, capably focused through multiple views of natural history, ecology, medicine, history, evolution, and anthropology."
Highly engrossing account of a small group of rattlesnakes just south of Boston. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF OF SARAJEVO by Matthew Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016

"Well-written, exciting, and fast-paced fiction by a diplomat with deep knowledge of the Balkans."
A suspenseful Balkans thriller by the author of The American Mission (2014).Read full book review >