Search Results: "John Cornwell"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2003

"A lucid survey synthesizing a broad range of historical research."
A timely study of the world's first great scientific-military-industrial complex. Read full book review >

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THE DARK BOX by John Cornwell
NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"Enlisting a legion of voices attesting to their 'soul murder' by confessional priests, Cornwell offers another strong indictment of the church."
A haunting study, both scholarly and personal, that situates the practice of confession as the source of the Catholic Church's clerical abuse. Read full book review >

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THE HIDING PLACES OF GOD by John Cornwell
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 1991

"An affecting personal spiritual memoir as well as a tantalizing tour through the miraculous, which reveals its mystery- -if not its secret—under Cornwell's fresh and compassionate gaze."
In his excellent A Thief in the Night (1989), Cornwell looked into rumors that Pope John Paul I had been murdered. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Ecclesiastical reformers and liberal Catholics will find much of value in these pages, which are certain to earn Cornwell still more demerits from the Holy See."
A thoughtful account arguing that the Catholic Church has condemned itself to irrelevance and even extinction. Read full book review >

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SEMINARY BOY by John Cornwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2006

"Capably written, but cynical readers may raise an occasional eyebrow."
An English writer now in his 60s recalls his wild boyhood and his experiences in "minor seminary," a secondary school for boys preparing to become Roman Catholic priests. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Some nuggets here for philosophers of science, neuroscientists, mathematicians, and computer folks—but one wonders if maybe Cornwell didn't stack the deck a bit and if a different cast might have come up with a different consensus."
Erudite essays that explore the pros and cons of reductionism in science. Read full book review >

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CARPE DIEM by Autumn Cornwell
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A witty coming-of-age adventure. (Fiction. 12-17)"
A naïve teen learns how to carpe diem after spending an adventurous summer in Southeast Asia. Read full book review >

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VENTURESS by Betsy Cornwell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"As clever as the heroine's invented boot polishers and sewing machines, as appealing as the dresses designed by her coal-powered automaton horse. (Steampunk. 12-16)"
After the "Cinderella" story ends, a heroine inventor must stop a war between humans and Faerie. Read full book review >

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SHARPE'S RIFLES by Bernard Cornwell
Released: Sept. 8, 1988

"Another good Sharpe."
The Sharpe series (Sharpe's Regiment, Sharpe's Siege, etc.) reverts to 1809 and Sharpe's early days as an officer in French-occupied Spain. Read full book review >

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SOUTHERN CROSS by Patricia Cornwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 1999

Widowed of the pusillanimous husband who worshiped her from afar in her debut (Hornet's Nest, 1997), Charlotte (N.C.) Read full book review >

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BLACK NOTICE by Patricia Cornwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1999

Virginia Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta has never liked Christmas, and this year, when she's still mourning the death of her FBI lover Benton Wesley (Point of Origin, 1998), looks like her worst holiday season ever. Read full book review >