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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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 14, 1992

"Within this long but well-told cliffhanger, Packard weaves a message: that neutrals are not mere cowardly inconveniences to the great powers, but are nations with cultures and agendas (and diplomatic know-how) of durable value. (Maps.)"
Unpretentious, well-developed history of WW II from the viewpoints of the European neutrals, by Packard (History/Univ. of Portland; Sons of Heaven, 1987, etc.). 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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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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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ALL IS NOT LOST
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Teach Me to Forget by Erica M. Chapman

Cover Story: In the Clouds
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Heavy, Yet Hopeful
Anti-Bonus Factor: Suicide
Relationship Status: Here For You

Trigger Warning: Teach Me to Forget deals with attempted suicide, suicidal thoughts, cutting, severe depression, how suicide affects the people who are ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Taken one a night, these raucous harangues would make perfect bedtime reading for their obvious target audience—even though, consumed in volume, their satiric hectoring becomes hard to distinguish from Mrs. Caudle's own. (Illus. throughout with period line drawings)"
The year's Prize for Political Incorrectness (Reprint Division) goes to this bundle of three dozen monologues, first serialized in Punch in 1845, which the sublimely middle-class Mrs. Margaret Caudle directs toward her aptly named husband Job every night as he lies in bed praying to escape in slumber. Read full book review >

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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SAMURAI BIKE MESSENGERS by Pop-Post
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2014

"Flash and dash aplenty, though the text isn't well-presented, and the plotting is anything but a smooth ride. (iPad storybook app. 7-9)"
To a driving musical beat, flying cyclists cross the Hudson to save New York from bike- and sneaker-eating smog monsters in this melodramatic romp. Read full book review >