Search Results: "Jay Cost"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2012

"An impassioned argument that will only appeal to a conservative audience."
Weekly Standard blogger Cost examines what he sees as the dangerous domination of the Democratic Party by special interests. Read full book review >

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EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN
by Clayton Moore

Getting the attention of investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein (The JFK Assassination Diary, 2013, etc.) is no small feat. Having profiled everyone from Lee Harvey Oswald to CIA chief James Jesus Angleton, Epstein has had a front row seat to the spy game for more than 40 years. So in May, 2013, when NSA contractor Edward Snowden disclosed mass surveillance ...


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7 RECENT TIME TRAVEL NOVELS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
by John DeNardo

Time travel is one of my favorite science fiction sub-genres. It's a longtime mainstay of science fiction literature, but it also seems to be making a resurgence in television as well. Timeless is a TV show in which a team of travelers attempt to stop a supposed terrorist from changing history by changing the outcome of famous historical events ...


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DIGGING DEEP
by Julie Danielson

Picture books are a greatly underestimated art form, too often dismissed, in the words of Maurice Sendak, as trifles for the kiddies. I’m about to teach a Summer graduate course, all about picture books, for the University of Tennessee, and I plan to kick it off with the usual request of my students: please try to go beyond merely “cute” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War by Matthew  Cost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2015

"A lively and enjoyable read for those interested in the Civil War experiences of extraordinary soldiers."
Cost's (Mainely Power, 2001, etc.) historical fiction follows the wartime activities of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain.Read full book review >

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ABC by Alison Jay
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Very, very nice. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Many of the elements that appear in Jay's whimsically mysterious paintings—the oversized fruit, the winsome blue crescent moon, the elongated figures with plump midsections and attenuated limbs—reappear in this abecedarian. Read full book review >

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FINDING MR. BRIGHTSIDE by Jay Clark
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 24, 2015

"Deeply unsatisfying. (Romance. 12-16)"
Two teens embark on a romantic relationship in the wake of their parents' deaths. Read full book review >

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ROMEO REDEEMED by Stacey Jay
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"The combination of torrid teen romance with space-time travel doesn't save this Shakespearean spinoff. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
The world's most famous teenagers suffer through more convoluted twists and trials in this sequel to Juliet Immortal (2011). Read full book review >

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THE LOCKET by Stacey Jay
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"After another time-turn causes a devastating accident, Katie finally grasps that she can't change the past and she must take charge of her own decisions and relationships, but by then, most readers will be long past caring. (Fiction. YA)"
All Katie Mottola wants—all she's ever wanted—is to be the girlfriend of her first love, varsity-basketball superstar Isaac Tayte. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKINHEAD by Jay Bennett
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"While melodrama blunts its theme's thrust, the novel is involving and powerful. (Fiction. 14+)"
The widely popular, award-winning mystery writer centers this page turner around the varieties of bigotry. Read full book review >

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WE FIND OURSELVES IN MOONTOWN by Jay Gummerman
Released: April 12, 1989

Smart short stories that set out to satirize (it seems) the mass, valueless culture of a drugs-and-TV world, but that end up replicating the very symptoms they hope to expose. Read full book review >