Search Results: "Jeremy Duns"


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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2012

"The immediacy of Duns' writing grabs and suspends the reader in a beautifully realized heartbeat of recent history."
A trio of gritty spy yarns featuring British double agent Paul Dark. Read full book review >

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FREE AGENT by Jeremy Duns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2009

"The plotting is delectably tricky, but the character of Dark requires more shading before he returns for the promised next episode."
Journalist Duns debuts with a thriller offering more spins than a Bolshoi gala, as an MI6 agent combs Nigeria for a lost love who can untangle a labyrinthine scheme devised during World War II. Read full book review >

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STUFF by Jeremy Strong
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"In spite of the unfortunately silly title, here's a British import that boys may devour just as girls have loved Louise Rennison's Georgia Nicolson series. (Fiction. 12+)"
Fourteen-year-old Simon is a British boy working through a lot of problems: a new stepmother, a new stepsister, a school bully and a girlfriend named Delfine who's not as fine as a longed-for girl named Sky. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 1996

"Skip the ethical bombast and head straight for the prescriptive final chapter, where Iggers offers some practical, if not wholly original, solutions to our unhealthy obsessions with food and consumerism."
A culinary and cultural Luddite critiques the conspicuous consumption of modern American society. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Dauber's prose is swift, clean and clear, and the portrait that emerges is sharply focused."
In the latest entry in the publisher's Jewish Encounters series, Dauber (Yiddish Literature/Columbia Univ.; In the Demon's Bedroom: Yiddish Literature and the Early Modern, 2010, etc.) offers a brisk biography—and, at times, celebration—of the writer who created Tevye the Dairyman, the basis for what became Fiddler on the Roof. Read full book review >

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THROUGH DUST AND DARKNESS by Jeremy Kroeker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2013

"Pragmatic yet still beautiful and hopeful."
What happens when a man questioning religion goes looking for answers in a theocracy? Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTOR OF LOST THINGS by Jeremy Page
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2013

"Page shapes a fascinating historical narrative and has moving insights into our sometimes-dubious relationship to the natural world."
Eliot Saxby, the collector of the title and narrator of the book, heads for the Arctic in search of the elusive—and perhaps extinct—great auk. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2002

"It may puzzle readers of Son of the Morning Star and fans of They Died with Their Boots On, but this is an intriguing addition to the Custer literature all the same."
An eccentric though highly readable blend of history, travelogue, and memoir that follows a wobbly trail behind George Armstrong Custer's globetrotting widow. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"No landmark, then, but the time is ripe for an introductory synthesis, and MacClancy knows, and covers, the territory."
A wide-ranging summary, by an Oxford anthropologist, of existing studies and ideas—as well as historical material—on the meaning we find in food and eating. Read full book review >

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THE HOLOCAUST by Jeremy Black
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2016

"A compact and cogent academic account of the Holocaust."
In less than 250 pages, a prolific scholar takes on the intractably difficult themes of the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"The wink-wink title tells readers everything they need to know."
He's more than just a porn star, people. Read full book review >