Search Results: "John E. Schwarz"


BOOK REVIEW

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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EVERY NIGHT'S A FESTIVAL by John E. Gardner
Released: Nov. 6, 1972

"On this goes through the whole business of staging a production and delivering a success but it's not really entertaining unless you justify it in terms of that equal pound of flesh."
You might well decline the invitational title and remember Mr. Gardner's jovial Boysie Oakes continuity with nostalgia — this is an insistently obvious backstage novel of a smaller than Stratford repertory theatre which Douglas Silver is asked to resuscitate. Read full book review >

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THE CORNERMEN by John E. Gardner
Released: July 2, 1976

"Intense hokum."
A Scotland Yard procedural with the New York Mafia moving in on a pair of psychotic London supercriminals, the Magnus cousins, modeled on the infamous real-life Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie. Read full book review >

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ROLE OF HONOR by John E. Gardner
Released: Sept. 24, 1984

"Virtually no humor, virtually no suspense, and virtually no charm or sexiness in old 007—making this by far the weakest of Gardner's somewhat pre-sold fabrications, with some extra appeal only for computer fans."
James Bond again—in a ragged quickie that's cartoon caper/sleuth action most of the way through (like an old episode of TV's The Avengers), with some cosmic war-games stuck on at the end. Read full book review >

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MAESTRO by John E. Gardner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 1993

Peerless conductor Louis Passau, accused on the eve of his 90th birthday of having been a Nazi spy, is to be debriefed by a covey of British and American agents—until two breathless attempts on his life leave him in the maverick hands of Big Herbie Kruger (the paperback The Quiet Dogs, etc.), pulled out from retirement to serve as his father confessor. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"Rose emerges as a conflicted and intriguing character, but this biography remains best suited for historians and adults who are still hard-core Wilder fans. (20 illustrations)"
A biography of the author of The Little House on the Prairie series that comes to life only in the recounting of the stormy relationship between Wilder and her daughter. Read full book review >

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DAY OF ABSOLUTION by John E. Gardner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 19, 2000

"Along the way, Gardner, ever the professional, drops knowing hints about MI5, the New Russia, his favorite hero, Herbie Kruger—pretty much everybody in the author's stable except 007."
A freelance assassin, an improbable money-laundering plot, a new eyewitness account of the ministry of Jesus Christ—they're all here in this inventive but lumpy ragbag from the sometime chronicler of James Bond (Cold Fall, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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NEVER SEND FLOWERS by John E. Gardner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 31, 1993

"As Gardner struggles to update the perils his superstar hero faces, Bond himself remains the biggest anachronism of all."
Like Pentagon dinosaurs laboring to adapt to a new world order by finding telltale traces of the old in every dark shadow, Gardner's reincarnation of James Bond examines a string of serial killings and finds a freelance terrorist just as dangerous as his old adversaries from SMERSH and SPECTRE. Read full book review >

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DEATH IS FOREVER by John E. Gardner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 1992

"Ian Fleming's fans need not apply."
Of course, it isn't really forever; it's just business as usual for James bond, still gamely tackling would-be world dominators—this time, Wolfgang Weisen, the Poison Dwarf of East German intelligence—in his 11th outing under Gardner's flag. Read full book review >