Search Results: "John P. Dwyer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Replete with extensive notes and a chronology of events in Mount Laurel, Camden, and the world beyond New Jersey, this book will largely appeal to students of public policy. (14 pages b&w photos and illustrations, not seen)"
An informative but unimaginative account of a trilogy of critical judicial decisions affecting zoning and subsidized housing for poor blacks in a southern New Jersey suburb. 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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QUILT OF DREAMS by Mindy Dwyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A sweet, rather pedantic tale of families, love, and loss. (author's note on quilt patterns) (Fiction. 7-10)"
Katy lives in the mountains of Alaska, "where winter came early and stayed late." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"A useful handbook, then, for those who run down the middle of the road."
A middling treatise on the virtues of centrism, "putting patriotism before partisanship and the national interest before special interests." Read full book review >

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Doorway To Your Dreams by John P. Goetz
MYSTERY THRILLER

"A thriller with a touch of the supernatural and a rock-solid pace."
In Goetz's (Souls of Megiddo, Book 1: The Caretakers, 2012, etc.) thriller, a depraved doctor abducts a man with special abilities to turn his powers into a weapon. Read full book review >

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SLOW WALK IN A SAD RAIN by John P. McAfee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 1993

"As fiction, it's well- meaning, occasionally original, but mostly derivative."
A first novel, set at a Special Forces camp in the Laotian jungle, that tries to do for Vietnam what Vonnegut did for WW II, though McAfee's style—one-sentence paragraphs displayed ad nauseam—is merely choppy instead of stoic or absurdist. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"What it lacks in specifics, it makes up in insight."
A wide-ranging primer for understanding and strengthening the inner life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2001

"Like its predecessors, this volume is demanding but essential reading for anyone interested in the ever-fascinating, never-ending quest for the historical Jesus."
The latest installment (the third of a promised four) of priest-professor Meier's monumental inquiry into the historical Jesus of Nazareth (Volume II: Mentor, Message, and Miracles, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"An ace of a wartime narrative: rawboned, terrible, and possessing its own strange kind of humor."
The last days of WWII in Europe as seen—deftly, and not without its measure of absurdity—from inside a Sherman tank, by its gunner. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Rife with scholarly terminology, and thus slow going for the nonspecialist—but, still, a superb examination of a fascinating historical problem."
Meier (Religion/Catholic Univ. of America), a Catholic priest, offers a vigorously honest, skeptical, and scholarly attempt to discover the historical Jesus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICKEY PRICE by John P. Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"An adventure punctuated with moments of hilarity and suspense but overall as thin as the interplanetary vacuum. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
In a tale that requires not just the suspension of disbelief, but expulsion of prejudice, NASA sends a group of 1970s fifth-graders to the moon on a secret mission. Read full book review >

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THE OBEDIENT ASSASSIN by John P. Davidson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A well-crafted story hampered by insufficient character growth."
Uneven thriller about the assassination of Leon Trotsky in Mexico prior to World War II. Read full book review >