Search Results: "John M. Simmons"


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To Sing Frogs by John M. Simmons
Released: June 15, 2013

"An odd yet effective mix of cynicism and sentimentality."
A frank account of the challenges faced by an American family seeking to adopt five children from Russia. 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

COME ALONG, DAISY! by Jane Simmons
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

"The dramatic images can be viewed from a distance, making this an appealing read-aloud for story hours. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This cautionary tale from Simmons explores no new terrain, though the duckling Daisy does. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM HENRY SEWARD by John M. Taylor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 1991

"An orthodox but sensible treatment of a dedicated politician- statesman who was sometimes too clever and complex for his own good. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs.)"
A friendly yet not uncritical biography of the secretary of state in the Lincoln and Andrew Johnson Cabinets. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 1992

"A provocative and forceful call for change, certain to enrage male gynecologists while empowering their patients."
Why men have no business being gynecologists—or so the author says—and what women can do to get proper health care. 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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 1992

"Crucial to any reevaluation of JFK as President and statesman, this electrifying report portrays a wily, stubborn, conflicted leader who grasped realities that eluded virtually everyone else in the US establishment."
Bold and authoritative revisionist analysis of Kennedy's Vietnam policy, by a US Army major who teaches history at the Univ. of Maryland. 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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DIABETES by John M. Poothullil
NON-FICTION
Released: July 21, 2017

"A provocative and illuminating hypothesis boldly challenging long-held beliefs on diabetes and its varying methods of control."
A veteran physician offers an eight-week approach to reversing Type 2 diabetes through a radical restructuring of dietary and lifestyle practices. Read full book review >

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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 >