Search Results: "James W. Loewen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Although Loewen often is entertaining, he presents both an indictment that rings true and an eloquent call to action. (40 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A decade and a half ago, in America Revised, Frances FitzGerald demonstrated that widely used school textbooks presented simplistic, fatuous, and often inaccurate versions of American history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEAN HIGH TIDE by James W. Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 1994

"Merry, brawny, and rambunctious: guaranteed to please fans of John D. MacDonald, Elmore Leonard, and anybody in between."
Hall's latest blast of Florida heat resurrects stylish dropout Dick Thorn (Tropical Freeze, 1989), hell-bent on avenging the suspicious diving-accident death of his ladylove Darcy Richards, who'd been asking one question too many about red tilapia. Read full book review >

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DEAD LAST by James W. Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Hall works some pleasing changes on a gimmick that was threadbare when Josephine Tey used it 75 years ago. Not the best Thorn, despite some deeply felt moments."
Nothing, it seems, can boost a sagging TV crime series but a series of copycat crimes. Read full book review >

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Backcountry: A Novel by James W. Clarke
Released: March 13, 2013

"An engaging thriller that will give readers reasons to fear Glacier National Park, and the unsavory creatures its beauty may conceal."
A serial killer stalks a national park in this thriller from Clarke (Defining Danger, 2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 1993

"Quiet, simple, disturbing: An invaluable contribution to the cultural history of the 60's."
Why one group of young men chose not to go to war, as told in their own words. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2008

"A detailed, easy-to-follow guide to the all-too-common problem of theft in the workplace."
A reference book of practical information that can be used as a standalone crime-fighting guide for business owners and managers, or in conjunction with the website TheftStopper.com. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED SKY AT NIGHT by James W. Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"If you can overlook Thorn's preening for the Hemingway Attitude award, there's lots of expert action and some entertaining pop psychology here, without the overblown self- importance that sank Buzz Cut (1996). (Author tour)"
Thorn, Key Largo's most heroic fishing guide, confirms his credentials as self-ordained savior of the Florida ecosphere when he avenges the killings of 11 dolphins. Read full book review >

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HUGE by James W.  Fuerst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"There are few challenges greater than voicing a smart, tough kid. Fans of teen fiction or hard-boiled detectives will find this one credible and engaging."
An uncompromising 12-year-old gumshoe takes on the case of his short life. Read full book review >

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BLACKWATER SOUND by James W. Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Average for this action-packed series, built for speed rather than reflection, and boasting still another in the most grotesque gallery of villains since the glory days of Dick Tracy."
More spirited apocalyptic escapism pitting Thorn, the hero lesser mortals disapprovingly describe as "some kind of amateur vigilante," against a hideously dysfunctional South Florida family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2001

"The publisher no doubt hoped to preserve the legacy of one of the university's best-known alumni, but this unfocused effort is simply not adequate for that purpose. (16 halftones, not seen)"
Carson and Johnson (both Journalism/Univ. of Arizona) have assembled a great many facts about Udall, who died in 1998, but facts alone don't illuminate a life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRET JUSTICE by James W. Huston
Released: May 27, 2003

"After so much cynicism about craven government hacks, whining liberals, and ruthlessly efficient bad guys, Huston's happy ending might not convince. Everything else does."
Another thinking-man's slam-bang military thriller from Huston that asks what the American government might do if it ever got its hands on bin Laden. Read full book review >

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TRANSGRESSION by James W. Nichol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"The long-awaited climax, though heart-rending, is too anticlimactic to resolve the knotty problems the story has posed. But Nichol makes a persuasive case that it couldn't possibly have done so no matter what."
Slow-motion calamity awaits a girl in occupied France who falls in love with a member of the occupying army. Read full book review >