Search Results: "John J. Bonk"


BOOK REVIEW

DUSTIN GRUBBS by John J. Bonk
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Great fun for kids who like to laugh. (Fiction. YA)"
Comedy rules as seventh-grader and showbiz wannabe Dustin tries to grab a part in the school musical, live with his wacky family, cope with his wacky friends and enemies, and, maybe, get a part in a national commercial. Read full book review >

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MADHATTAN MYSTERY by John J. Bonk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"A pleaser for fans of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1967) and like New York odysseys. (Mystery. 11-13)"
A jewelry heist, an abrasive new friend and the Big Apple itself carry a young visitor through lingering grief-related issues in this engaging, if thematically crowded outing. Read full book review >

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THE NEPTUNE STRATEGY by John J. Gobbell
Released: April 5, 2004

"Gobbell is, as always, at home at sea (When Duty Whispers Low, 2002, etc.); it's those ho-hum home-front scenes that persist in gumming up the works."
Back to WWII and the Navy's Todd Ingram confronting his usual sea of troubles—but finding it doubly hard to keep his head above water. Read full book review >

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GREEN BLOOD IS FOR FRANCE by John J. Gaynard
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"France's fictionalized political problems prove interesting, but the novel needs stronger writing and characterization."
Gaynard dissects France's political corruption in his novel about a police investigation into the murder of a young woman used as a sex toy by French political leaders. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"A stimulating narrative woven from various disciplines and diverse sources, and an accessible pathway to the complex intersection of science, philosophy, psychology and religion."
Exploration of the intricate relationship between man, the corporeal body and the soul. Read full book review >

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BLACKOUT by John J. Nance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 7, 2000

"If this saga is ever filmed, the screenwriter should toss its second half."
The talented Nance, an air safety analyst, retired Air Force pilot, and civilian 737 pilot for a major airline, here keeps the tension as high and nasty as in his last two airborne thrillers, The Last Hostage (1998) and Medusa's Child (1997). Read full book review >

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THE TRAGEDY OF GREAT POWER POLITICS by John J. Mearsheimer
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A seminal book: controversial, scholarly, compelling—and ultimately frightening. (9 maps, 24 tables)"
Freelance journalist Mearsheimer (Political Science/Univ. of Chicago) argues that powerful states obey rules centuries old, rules that he believes should prescribe as well as predict a state's behavior. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 17, 1991

"Still: lucid, punchy popular science, and the personality- focused narrative does keep it moving. (Photographs—not seen.)"
There is no shortage of popular books dealing with the state of the world's ozone layer and with global warming. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Discussion of them requires reasoned analysis and sensitive argumentation, neither of which is to be found in this decidedly odd manifesto."
A predictable polemic against the multiculturalist threat to assimilation, or what the author, vice president of the Center for Equal Opportunity (and formerly a fellow with the Heritage Foundation), calls "Americanization." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1997

"Berger's no-stone-unturned approach makes his book a valuable reference for soft-path advocates."
A broad survey of renewable-energy technologies, and a reasoned call for their increased use. Read full book review >