Search Results: "John M. Ellis"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Another fusillade in the Culture Wars from an entrenched position, but one of higher than usual caliber."
Having deconstructed one of his bugaboos in Against Deconstruction (not reviewed), Ellis (German Literature./Univ. of Calif., Santa Cruz) now goes after the race-gender-class triad of academic political correctness. 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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BOOK REVIEW

PETRA K. AND THE BLACKHEARTS by M. Henderson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Nevertheless, a remarkable and distinctive offering for devoted fantasy fans. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A breathless—for the most part page-turning—adventure pits a poor, fatherless girl against all sides in a battle for a dragon's heart and a city's freedom. Read full book review >

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Lion Stew! Humorous Children's Poems by Damon M. Ellis
Released: Aug. 24, 2012

"A spot-on pairing of poetry and art sure to promote laughter and intergenerational bonding."
Debut author Ellis and illustrator Chambers-Goldberg (Paul Bunyan, 2011, etc.) channel Shel Silverstein in this collection of 26 humorous poems illustrated with droll black-and-white line drawings. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL IS A BLACK DOG by Sándor Jászberényi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"A master class in how to tell a war story."
Nineteen interconnected short stories about the toll of war, written by someone who was there. Read full book review >

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Why Leaders Fight by Michael C. Horowitz
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A thoughtful re-examination of the causal agents that move history."
An exacting analysis of the way state leaders influence geopolitical events and, in turn, history at large. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 28, 2008

"Enthralling potboiler that looks not at innocence lost, but innocence that perseveres."
A nostalgic, humorous chronicle about coming-of-age in 1975 rural America. Read full book review >

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ON WINGS OF EAGLES by Dr. John M. Hall
Released: April 9, 2009

"Offers a glimpse into the oft-shadowy world of a Christian cult."
In his second memoir, interspersed with details on escaping a religious cult, Hall reminds readers that religion ought to be about love and compassion and brutality and anger has no place among true Christians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2004

"Majestic, spellbinding treatment of a mass killer."
A keen recounting of the 1918-20 pandemic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 1996

"An uncommonly sensible and evenhanded reckoning."
An upbeat and forceful audit that persuasively documents the many ways in which corporate America meets its actual and presumptive social responsibilities. Read full book review >