Search Results: "James Roger Sharp"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 1993

"A cogent analysis of how the Constitution was tested by—and then came to accommodate—the brawling two-party system."
An insightful treatment of the ``hothouse atmosphere of passion, suspicion, and fear'' through which the US passed in the Federalist Era (1789-1801). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 1992

"A fine addition to the literature of what can no longer be deemed a forgotten war."
Perceptive perspectives on the Korean War from James (Military History/Virginia Military Institute), author of the three-volume The Years of MacArthur (1970-85). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 1995

"The consistently absorbing text has 11 useful maps, an index, and a savvy discussion of sources."
A succinct account of America's wide-ranging involvement in WW II from a distinguished duo. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE MEMOIRS OF LITTLE K by Adrienne Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"With intimate word paintings of historical characters—Rasputin makes an appearance—and with a strong-willed heroine, Sharp's novel will appeal to lovers of the genre."
Sharp lifts a real-life figure from history, one Mathilde Kschessinska, prima ballerina assoluta of St. Petersburg's Imperial Ballet, for this saga of romance and glamour, intrigue and revolution. Read full book review >

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WHEN A MONKEY SPEAKS by Damian Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A haunting gathering of tales that show men and women at war with each other and with the land surrounding them."
In this evocative collection of stories, the wildness of the Australian bush country mirrors the harsh terrain of the human psyche. Read full book review >

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SECOND SHOT by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2007

"Sturdy distaff pulp, though Charlie won't abate your dreams of James Bond, or even Modesty Blaise."
Tough cookie Charlie Fox is back, acting as bodyguard to a woman whose sudden wealth has put her at risk on both sides of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"A blockbuster of a story, especially today with Medicare potentially on the chopping block."
How two giant pharmaceutical companies defrauded the public, flouted government regulations and ignored patient safety in their cutthroat competition. Read full book review >

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I LOVED YOU ALL by Paula Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2000

"Sharp knows how to create wonderfully quirky characters and set them against each other in bizarre situations. But this latest effort shares the central flaw of its predecessor (Crows Over a Wheatfield, 1996): she just can't resist pouring on the ideology."
This time out, Sharp gets as preachy as her pro-life antagonist, in a compelling but decidedly one-sided exploration of the abortion issue. Read full book review >

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Alpha Black by Robert Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A great deal more talking than action but an undeniably smart, tech-laden story."
In this debut techno-thriller, the National Security Agency tries whatever means necessary to take control of advanced technology from a company it perceives as a threat. Read full book review >

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LOST IN JERSEY CITY by Paula Sharp
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Sharp painstakingly sets up a number of comic situations that fizzle out disappointingly in the end—but this antic novel charms nevertheless with its frantic humor and roguish cast."
A Baton Rouge matron flees to Jersey City to start life anew, only to find herself in a no-man's-land of rent strikes, hired thugs, and life-threatening potholes—in this earthy comedy by Sharp (The Imposter, 1991; The Woman Who Was Not All There, 1988). Read full book review >

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FOX HUNTER by Zoe Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Nonstop action and an intricate plot weave together to create another thrill ride for fans of Sharp's heroine—though the book is heavily dependent on back story that readers of her previous adventures will find easier to follow."
Charlotte "Charlie" Fox (Absence of Light, 2016, etc.), a tough-as-beef-jerky former British soldier who works private security, travels to Iraq to find her former lover in Sharp's latest meticulously detailed adventure. Read full book review >

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FOURTH DAY by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Charlie, whose most distinctive quality is her killer instinct, gets quite a physical and emotional working over. Will it soften her up next time around?"
Charlie Fox, her SIG loaded and aimed, infiltrates a California cult that's been stockpiling ammo. Read full book review >