Search Results: "John C. Bonner"


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THE LAZARUS PARABLE: 
A Revelation for the 21st Century by John C. Bonner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 8, 2007

"Not much for sci-fi enthusiasts to gnaw on, but gravy for inquiring Bible readers."
Bonner spins out a biblically fueled, apocalyptic, intergalactic cautionary tale. Read full book review >

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I TALK SLOWER THAN I THINK by C. D. Bonner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"A sweet, gentle book that captures a man's youth in all of its wonder."
A debut memoir that bursts with Southern flavor and charm. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"The best Bio 101 you're likely to find. (Twenty-four line illustrations)"
Charming, fascinating, and insightful, this slim volume combines a memoir of a life in science with an accessible distillation of what we know about the workings of living things. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Bonner's own lifecycle makes for pleasant reading and inspires a new respect for slime molds."
A charming memoir combining autobiography and a 20th-century history of biology. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 1993

"Tough, timely talk: an important book on an increasingly hot topic."
In a book that's bound to be controversial, New Yorker staff writer Bonner (Weakness and Deceit, 1984) charges Western animal- rights activists with practicing ``eco-colonialism,'' which he deems as detrimental to the people of Africa as old-style colonialism. Read full book review >

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SOLEIL'S STAR by Larry Bonner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"Sizzling twist on a Cold War thriller."
Set in 1990, the third installment of Bonner's (Soleil, Too!, 2014, etc.) Cold War espionage thriller series once again features beautiful Canadian heroine Soleil Tangiere in a highly palatable fusion of spy thriller and romance. Read full book review >

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MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS by Elena Bonner
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 1992

"Not a literary success, but worthwhile for its historical value. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
A coming-of-age memoir by the widow of Andrei Sakharov— tedious in stretches and haphazardly organized, but ultimately fascinating for its intimate view into the turbulent history of Stalinist Russia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A timely account of a questionable but irreversible verdict in a time when the number of executions is rising. (photos, not seen)"
Set in the mining country of Buchanan County, Va., a fast-paced synopsis of a case that received national attention: the conviction and execution of Roger Coleman for the 1981 murder of his sister-in-law, Wanda McCoy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Of great interest to students of WWII history, and a fine textbook for the military academies, with as many negative as positive examples for future strategists."
A noisy, bloody, and highly readable account of the three-month-long Battle of Normandy. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD AND THOSE ABOUT TO DIE by John C. McManus
NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"An exciting account from the personable point of view of the soldier."
A focused tale of the hellish ascendancy of the U.S. Army's famed 1st Infantry Division on June 6, 1944, underscoring how the Normandy invasion nearly went terribly awry. Read full book review >

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Breathing Deep by John C. Larizzio
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 20, 2015

"This earnest collection of essays on nature and self takes a close look at one individual's experience."
A book of meditations on nature and life. Read full book review >