Search Results: "John G. Turner"


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BRIGHAM YOUNG by John G. Turner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A scholarly yet thoroughly readable historical/biographical study, of considerable interest to students of 19th-century American history and religious revivalism."
Sprawling life of a larger-than-life character in the history of the American West. Read full book review >

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A SCREAM IN SOHO by John G. Brandon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Given the proportions of the main ingredients—unbridled criminal mayhem, stolid and limited detection, striking but disposable characters, a smidgen of mysterymongering—in the stew he's served, Brandon's matter-of-fact hero may represent a missing link between Bulldog Drummond and Jack Reacher."
Another trip to the vaults of the British Library Crime Classics discloses this decidedly nonclassic story of gangsters, espionage, and murder most frequent in 1940 London. Read full book review >

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FROM HOLOCAUST TO HARVARD by John G. Stoessinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A picaresque memoir that tells much less than all."
Stoessinger (Global Diplomacy/Univ. of San Diego; Crusaders and Pragmatists: Movers of Modern American Foreign Policy, 1979, etc.) outlines his progress from childhood in Vienna on the brink of war to Prague, Shanghai, and finally, America and a taste of fame and fortune. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"An impressive primer on the roles of energy and consciousness in the physical world and human healing."
A Western doctor's persuasive testament to energy healing. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1998

"Although lively, Morris's book is nothing more profound than a recitation of events and anecdotes; he only rarely steps back to reflect on the practice of photojournalism in what was, admittedly, its Golden Age. (90 b&w photos, not seen)"
A straightforward journalistic memoir by a photo editor responsible for assigning and publishing some of the defining images of the past half-century. Read full book review >

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REINVENTING PAUL by John G. Gager
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

"Readers who want to explore the issues Gager raises will be well advised to turn to his sources—and, of course, to Paul."
In this lucid overview of recent scholarship on the theology of the Apostle to the Gentiles, Princeton theologian Gager (The Origins of Anti-Semitism, 1983) challenges the received view of Paul as a convert from Judaism to Christianity who rejected the law of Moses and taught that God was replacing the people of Israel with a new Israel, the Christian church. Read full book review >

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VEHEMENCE by John G. Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2017

"Compelling and stirring pieces that explore poetry's healing abilities."
This debut volume affirms poetry's power to help individuals communicate their most painful psychic wounds. Read full book review >