Search Results: "John K. Manos"


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DIALOGUES OF A CRIME by John K. Manos
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2013

"A character-driven crime novel ruled by complex men facing the past."
In Manos' crime drama, Michael Pollitz must decide whether to protect the mobster who has protected him. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2011

"Broad shots at an admittedly broad barn, and doubtless not destined to change any minds."
An inadequate effort to storm Fortress Limbaugh. Read full book review >

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THE DANCING FOX by John Bierhorst
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Few children will want to read it cover to cover on their own; the stories, if diverting, are unembellished, and readers raised on the tidy endings of European folktales and the pithy morals of Aesop may find these selections brusque. (b&w illustrations, notes, bibliography) (Folklore. 10+)"
A scholarly collection of traditional stories from the Inuit cultures of Alaska, Canada, and Greenland, expertly edited by Bierhorst (The Way of the Earth, 1994, etc.), who includes an extensive introduction to the Inuit, as well as thoroughly annotated notes on each story and a listing of references. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1991

"A firsthand perspective on America's long secret war against Communism, rendered by one of its primary combatants. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A fast-paced, though often rigidly ideological, account of ``covert operations'' by a 40-year veteran of the intelligence battles of the cold war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"The digressions into art and art history are distracting, but crime buffs will receive a painless education while they enjoy a lively account of art thieves and the man who pursued them."
Entertaining, surprisingly informative memoir of an FBI agent who specialized in art thefts. Read full book review >

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LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE by Jeffrey K.   Stine
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A valuable contribution to the ecological bookshelf."
Original essays by leading scientists, historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists that address the related problems of unchecked population growth, scarcity of resources, climate change, and environmental pollution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 31, 1991

"A skillful weaving of ancient and more current history into an insightful analysis of America's policy problems in the Middle East."
ABC News correspondent Cooley (Libyan Sandstorm, 1982) comprehensively recounts America's protracted involvement in the politics of the Middle East, which, he says, amounts to ``one of the costliest wars since Vietnam...in financial terms [and]...human suffering.'' Cooley traces what he sees as America's Mideast policy failures to its overreliance on the Shah of Iran, whose interests, he argues, America misidentified with its own. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ELLIE CLAUS by James Manos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"More we cannot tell you, but if Tony Soprano ever reads this he'll go after Manos with his garroting wire."
First-novelist Manos won an Emmy last year for writing the "College" episode of The Sopranos, one of the most brutal episodes in the history of the series, with Tony Soprano garroting a man while taking his daughter Meadow up to Colby College. Read full book review >

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SAMSARA DOG by Helen Manos
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Perhaps not for every library, but this is definitely deserving of a place on the shelf next to Zen Shorts (2005) and Little Stone Buddha (2005). (Picture book. 7-10)"
The Buddhist concepts of reincarnation—and by extension Samsara and Nirvana—are conveyed with touching clarity in this Australian import. Read full book review >

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Dear Babalu: Letters to an Advice Columnist by Peter J. Manos
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 16, 2013

"A witty, enjoyable distraction."
Manos' (Lucifer's Revenge, 2012) silly, irreverent book covers a lot of weird ground, including implants in teenagers' heads, gurus and magic berries. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An entertaining presentation of important ideas and information about how lives could be improved."
A stimulating approach to the economy, which puts people and their needs ahead of money-based indicators of growth and performance. Read full book review >