Search Results: "John E. Schwarz"


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COMMON CREDO by John E. Schwarz
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2013

"Whether or not Schwarz's principles catch on, his clearheaded, moderate analysis and commitment to moral rigor and civic duty are encouraging."
A political science professor reassesses the meaning and role of government in an age of partisanship. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN AMERICANS by John E. Schwarz
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A heartfelt and persuasively documented reminder that all isn't well at home."
An arresting appraisal of America's working poor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A timely reminder that the blessings of America's good times remain unequally distributed."
An academic's arresting appraisal of what he deems a serious lack of employment opportunity in a booming domestic economy. Read full book review >

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THERE ARE CATS IN THIS BOOK by Viviane Schwarz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A great choice for group sharing as well as one-on-one reader empowerment. (Lift-the-flap picture book. 2-5)"
Interactive flaps and a chatty, informal text in speech balloons ("Hello. Read full book review >

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SHARK AND LOBSTER’S AMAZING UNDERSEA ADVENTURE by Viviane Schwarz
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"There's a moral there, somewhere. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An undersea tale with a distinct Aesopian flavor, bound at the top so that it opens vertically. Read full book review >

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SEASONED GREETINGS by John E. Hakala
Released: Nov. 11, 2011

"An engaging, well-executed thriller."
An evil corporation takes its pursuit of consumer loyalty to a whole new level in this corporate espionage novel. Read full book review >

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MANHATTAN TRANSFER by John E. Stith
Released: July 1, 1993

"Despite the improbable premise, dimwitted aliens, and characters-by-numbers: enjoyable nonsense, with just enough narrative momentum and plot nudges to keep readers guessing and turning the pages."
Unlikely sounding near-future jaunt in which Manhattan—the whole shebang!—is kidnapped by a flying saucer: Stith's hardcover debut. Read full book review >

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ANGELS DINING AT THE RITZ by John E. Gardner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2004

"Bear with the plotting flaws, and you'll see that Gardner, in his 49th novel, can still make you turn those pages."
Gardner, sometime Boswell to Ian Fleming's 007, benches moribund Bond and sends in a much livelier alternate: DS Suzie Mountford. Read full book review >

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A BROADER VISION by John E Burgener
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2014

"A charming, if unfocused, memoir that offers readable reflections from start to finish."
A 96-year-old Canadian physicist and entrepreneur looks back on his long life in thisdebut memoir. Read full book review >

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Released: April 27, 1987

"Roger Moore has retired from his Bond involvement; it's time for Gardner, who's now just going through the motions, to do the same."
Gardner's sixth James Bond novel forgoes the series' customary doomsday scenario and comic-strip villain, reviving 007's old nemesis SMERSH for unadorned spy vs. spy chills. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 17, 2014

"The intriguing story of how one man harnessed his dreams and changed his life."
Desautels, in his debut memoir, tells of a lifetime of prophetic dreams. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"Ferling's effective demystification of these three Founding Fathers transforms them from two-dimensional icons into remarkable and fascinating men and captures their passionate struggles to form a new republican nation."
A thorough exploration of the lives of Washington, Adams, and Jefferson, and a consideration of their personal motives for participating in the American Revolution. Read full book review >