Search Results: "Jerrold M. Post"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Well-presented body of knowledge likely to be helpful in understanding these violent organized groups."
A former CIA official tidily analyzes terrorist cells past and present. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

Lightly bolstering commonsensical armchair analysis of history's despots and cultists, this cursory survey manages to tell a bit less than we may sense we already know about the pathological use of power. Read full book review >

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M by Peter Robb
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"A compelling portrait of the painter as outsider and provocateur; a first-rate evocation of both a genius and the violent times in which he lived. (16 pages illus.)"
An exuberant attempt to penetrate the mysteries surrounding the astounding paintings and brief, turbulent life of the Italian artist who has come to be known as Caravaggio. Read full book review >

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M by Andrew Cook
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2005

"For Bond fans and true-crime buffs, especially, a leisurely excursion into the early days of modern espionage."
A beat cop makes good, and anarchists quake. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 1995

"Queen Victoria's life defined an age; unfortunately for this intelligent chronicle, the events of her death were not all that exciting."
This account of Queen Victoria's last two weeks of life is narrated in a candid, practical voice of which the common-sense queen would heartily have approved. Read full book review >

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THE M&M BOYS by Lara Reznik
Released: Nov. 8, 2014

"Just like its heroes, what this book lacks in sophistication it makes up for in heart; a warm, enjoyable baseball story."
A troubled kid learns valuable lessons about love, honor and friendship during the home-run race of 1961. Read full book review >

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M TRAIN by Patti Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Not as focused as Just Kids, but an atmospheric, moody, and bittersweet memoir to be savored and pondered."
Iconic poet, writer, and artist Smith (Just Kids, 2010, etc.) articulates the pensive rhythm of her life through the stations of her travels.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Credible and poignant history limning the dark side of America's racial past."
From popular historian Packard (Victoria's Daughters, 1998, etc.), a chronicle of the growth and decline of America's infamous Jim Crow laws, which enforced racial segregation. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN POST by Debi Gliori
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Whether they too are expecting new siblings or not, children following along will cheer every successful delivery, and may become less inclined to take their own mail carriers for granted. (Picture book. 6-8)"
With characteristic warmth and zest, Gliori (Pure Dead Wicked, p. 955, etc.) takes a star turn with the perennial "waiting for the new baby to come" theme. Read full book review >

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Released: March 20, 1989

A solid collection of 17 original ghost stories, most by veteran horror writers. Read full book review >

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AGENT M by Henry Hemming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"Hemming has uncovered a man determined not to be known and in so doing, has provided us with delightful reading."
The dramatic story of the remarkable British spymaster who may have been the model for the James Bond character M. Read full book review >