Search Results: "John M. Ford"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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CHERRY MONEY BABY by John M. Cusick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Smart and often funny but ultimately overly complicated. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A small-town girl is tempted by money and status in this intriguing, character-driven work. Read full book review >

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Released: March 24, 1989

First-rate, engrossing instruction on how the body defends itself against disease, from a knowledgeable practitioner and investigator. Read full book review >

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SAM AND THE O'MALLEY BROTHERS by John M Sloke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A touching story with a preference for the wistful side of life—a preference many readers will readily embrace."
Sloke's debut, a coming-of-age drama, follows the three O'Malley brothers and Sam, the young boy they help raise later in life in the fictional town of New Dublin. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Useful and easy reading, this evaluation of Lee as a gifted soldier and a Christian gentleman of character and humility does not provide many new insights nor convincingly refute the claims of Lee's critics."
A new study that defends the South's greatest icon against the negative assessment promulgated by such revisionist biographies as Thomas Connelly's The Marble Man (1977). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A top-notch intellectual biography."
Biography of Roger Williams (1603-1683), the 17th-century rebel whose ideas led to the formation of the Rhode Island colony on the American continent. Read full book review >