Search Results: "John M. Ford"


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THE LAST HOT TIME by John M. Ford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

New fantasy from the author of The Dragon Waiting (1983) and the science-fictional Growing Up Weightless (1993), of the subgenre known as elfpunk: urban fantasy in which Elfland has somehow intruded itself into the modern world, with astonishing and often bizarre consequences. 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 >

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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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THE MORGUE AND ME by John C.  Ford
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"But since true YA mysteries are scarce, larger libraries looking to satisfy genre fans may still want to add this one to the collection. (Mystery. 14-16)"
A Michigan teen discovers small-town administrators have blood on their hands in this methodically paced mystery debut. Read full book review >

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THE NAVY'S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Trish Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Young readers who like ships and planes will be drawn to this setting, and anyone with a connection to the U.S. Navy would be pleased to find this under the Christmas tree. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Following a previous military-themed Christmas parody, The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas (2006), this sequel offers a similar celebration, set this time aboard a U.S. Navy ship.Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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THE CIPHER by John C.  Ford
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 19, 2015

"High-speed fun. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A dangerous breakthrough in cryptography leads to a high-stakes adventure for ne'er-do-well Robert "Smiles" Smylie Jr., whose father founded computing security giant Alyce Systems. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"A significant, lucid presentation of a little-known slice of Jewish history, the history of science, and the history of racism. (11 illustrations, not seen)"
A thorough and fascinating study of how 19th-century gentile and Jewish scientists worked to find a scientific understanding of race and of how that labor affected their views of Jews. Read full book review >

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TERPSICHORE by John M. Brewer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2011

"A pleasing historical tale by a promising writer."
Brewer (Matthew Dobbs, Esquire, 2011), an apparent history buff,puts his avocation to good use in this novel set in Europe during World War I. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN MARY by John M. Brewer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2015

"A briskly paced, entertaining historical romance."
In Brewer's (Quests, 2016, etc.) historical novel, a land deal brings romance and mortal danger into the life of a member of the House of Commons in 1536.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Solid, mainstream popular science."
Canadian theoretical physicist Moffat describes efforts to explain several distressing new cosmological phenomena that don't fit comfortably into the theory of relativity. Read full book review >