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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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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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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Released: Feb. 27, 1990

The score-settling memoir of a conservative who, in March 1989, became the first cabinet nominee of a new President ever to be refused confirmation by the Senate—an ignominy doubled because the defeat came at the hands of Tower's former colleagues. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 17, 2011

"A sometimes disjointed memoir revealing the demons plaguing both the physician and the medical community in which he served."
With a blend of memoir and exposé, Deaton (Two Hands Full of Sunshine, 2009, etc.) struggles to make peace with the patient who forever changed his life and career. Read full book review >

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Writing for Wally by John G. Hubbell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Love the magazine or not, Hubbell's memoir deserves a read."
A memoir from someone who knew Reader's Digest inside and out, including its legendary founder William "Wally" Roy DeWitt Wallace. Read full book review >

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SENDERO by John G. Rouse III
Released: April 18, 2012

"Lacks convergence but allows the humanness of its characters to shine."
In Rouse's debut novel, a Peace Corps volunteer, expelled from his position in Peru in the 1970s, revisits the country 22 years later in a personal tale of closure. 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 >

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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 >