Search Results: "John Morton"


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FIRE THE PRETTY GIRL by John Morton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2014

"An entertaining memoir about a successful corporate career."
Morton's autobiography focuses on his career path from the ordinary world of restaurant management to the exciting milieu of corporate speechwriting. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"This otherworldly blog-novel will appeal to only the most adventurous readers."
A relentless, bizarre phantasmagoria rattled off in a series of bloglike episodes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 1993

"A tasty historical potpourri, prepared with style."
A compilation of mostly captivating thoughts on the American way, as expressed in articles, book reviews, etc., by Yale history professor Blum (Years of Discord, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1991

"Blum's insightful linking of political and societal forces to events and the Presidents who shaped (and were shaped by) them aids immensely in a clear understanding of a complicated period. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A mainstream liberal's view of US political history from the New Frontier to the Watergate scandal. Read full book review >

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RIO by Orde Morton
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A meticulously researched guide to one of the world's most famous cities."
Sweeping history of Rio de Janeiro that captures both its uniqueness and tumult. Read full book review >

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THE LAKE HOUSE by Kate Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"An atmospheric but overlong history of family secrets and their tormented gatekeepers."
A suspected kidnapping, a once-proud manor house, and a disgraced police officer all figure in Morton's latest multigenerational Cornish saga. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"For students of American history, a thesis worth exploring."
The more things change, the more they stay the same—unless they change, which sometimes happens. Consider Republicans, for instance . . . Read full book review >

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THE DYLANIST by Brian Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 28, 1991

"Enjoyable but seriously flawed."
Dissent editor Morton's first novel—a smooth, eloquent, but thoroughly unsatisfying tale of a red-diaper baby who comes of age. Read full book review >

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PILOTS DIE FASTER by C.W. Morton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 1997

"Superior sherlocking in an offbeat milieu, from an author who uses the peculiar mores of a closed community and the vagaries of military justice to excellent effect."
A US Navy aircraft carrier on maneuvers is the possibility- laden scene of the crime in this first in a series from the pseudonymous Morton. Read full book review >

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BREAKABLE YOU by Brian Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Precisely observed characters, keen prose and a sure sense of how we simultaneously complicate and survive our lives make this one something special."
The pressures of the examined life reshape priorities and relationships among an expanding and contracting extended family of urban intellectuals. Read full book review >