Search Results: "John M. Adams"


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THE MILLIONAIRE AND THE MUMMIES by John M. Adams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2013

"Adams presents Davis warts and all, as a callous, scheming tycoon who amassed a fortune and then did an about-face and behaved with honesty, responsibility and generosity as he transformed archaeology from glorified grave robbing to a science."
Long before Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter discovered King Tut's tomb, Theodore Davis (1837-1915) was the driving force in the exploration of the Valley of the Kings. Adams vividly portrays the unlikely robber baron who set the standards for archaeology. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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HALLELUJAH JUNCTION by John Adams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Like the author's music: carefully considered, deliberate and often exciting, gathering together many disparate elements of American life."
Colorful memoir of both success and failure by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Adams. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A relentlessly upbeat but necessary story of an important environmental organization."
The 40-year history of the National Resources Defense Council. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Plenty of sword work and old-style action-adventure, with the occasional clever spin. (foreword by Tamora Pierce, story introductions, author bios, Barsoomian Gazetteer) (Science fiction short stories. 11-13)"
Fourteen swashbuckling new adventures extend the exploits of John Carter and his descendants on Edgar Rice Burroughs' version of the Red Planet. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 2, 2002

"We repeat our earlier prayer to Arkham House, that they reprint the original Outsider and Others (1939), the basic text for all Lovecraft fans."
The spirit of the Rhode Island Master descends upon 23 disciples willing to summon up the squids and squirms of the 20th-century's weirdest and most influential horror writer. Read full book review >

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ROBOT UPRISINGS by Daniel H. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"Philip K. Dick would be proud, in any event. You'll never look at your Roomba the same way again."
Fun fact: According to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, as of 2010 there were 8.6 million robots in the world. Fun scenario: They're all out to kill us. Read full book review >

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PRESS START TO PLAY by Daniel H. Wilson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A mixed bag, like many anthologies, but sci-fi fans will find it well worth their while."
An anthology that examines the relationship between video games and storytelling. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY 2016 by Karen Joy Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A set of primal, classic-seeming tales from our past, present, and future."
The second in an annual series of intellectually demanding genre anthologies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A densely written defense of the Western tradition."
The case for European civilization as the driving force behind globalization. Read full book review >

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GROWING UP WEIGHTLESS by John M. Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Fair to middling work that promises more than it delivers."
By the author of the noteworthy fantasy The Dragon Waiting (1983), a coming-of-age yarn set on the Moon a hundred years from now. Read full book review >