Search Results: "James T. Shannon"


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DYING FOR ATTENTION by James T. Shannon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 2014

"Although you have to join the hero in questioning the killer's motive, college English teacher Shannon offers well-rounded characters and a healthy dose of romance to balance out the bloodshed."
A stint of English teaching turns deadly in a New England town. Read full book review >

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THE DARKNESS BEHIND ME by T. J. Shannon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 14, 2014

"A cautionary tale of one man's overreaching for excitement and the deadly consequences."
Shannon debuts with a character-driven murder mystery set in the late 1960s. Read full book review >

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ENGINEERED! by Shannon Hunt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Eye-opening, encouraging, and attractive—a winning trifecta. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Hunt draws a welcoming introduction to the engineering trade, which isn't just bridges, tunnels, and highways anymore. Read full book review >

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BOOK OF A THOUSAND DAYS by Shannon Hale
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Dashti's voice is bright and true; Hale captures her sturdy personality, Saren's mental fragility and Khan Tegus's romantic warrior as vibrantly as she limns the stark terror of the Mongolian cold and the ugly spirit from which Khasar draws his strength. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
A rousing, even spellbinding tale—with outlines in the Grimms' Maid Maleen—is set in medieval Mongolia and told in journal form. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Fisher's examination of that part of Dooley's life is, like the rest of the book, insightful and enlightening. (33 illustrations, not seen)"
An accomplished biography of an almost forgotten, but important, player in American Vietnam War policymaking in the mid- and late 1950s. Read full book review >

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WALLACE, DARWIN, AND THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES by James T. Costa
NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2014

"An illuminating, nuanced account of the parallel discovery of a theory still deemed controversial by some."
An in-depth look at the seminal contributions of Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913)—often solely attributed to Charles Darwin (1809-1882)—that led "to revolutionary new understandings of earth history and of the life upon earth in the mid- to late nineteenth century." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"An air of dissertation pervades this book, drawn as it is form doctoral studies, and Lapsley comes across as dry and formal- -very much like the Bordeaux grape he so appreciates. (map; 23 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Forget the flowery title, a bit of whimsy from Robert Louis Stevenson. Read full book review >

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Passion, Desire  & Contemplation  by James T. DeShay
Released: May 19, 2015

"A collection of love poems that never catches fire."
DeShay (Thoughts, Love & Reflection, 2012) returns with another volume of love poetry.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2016

"Though long, Kloppenberg's account is not exhaustive, and there is plenty of room for interpretation and annotation. A book to read, profitably, alongside Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies."
An original discussion of how the idea of democracy took root and has been transformed in the West. Read full book review >

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Released: July 10, 2012

"A novel prescription for America's medical establishment."
Hansen's debut looks at America's health care system, describing its problems and offering solutions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2006

"A well-conceived and solidly written perspective on the African diaspora."
Campbell (History/Brown Univ.) assembles a fine look at various homecomings to a continent that was not often welcoming, for many of the stolen sons and daughters of Africa returned to find that they were now truly "American." Read full book review >

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Broken Eagle by James T. Crouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2016

"A superbly balanced, exactingly paced military thriller featuring a heroic attorney."
A lawyer and Army Reserve aviator seeks to stop the production of a faulty Marine vehicle in this novel. Read full book review >