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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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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"The rest is history of the best kind—both highly entertaining and informative. (photos, not seen)"
A rip-roaring adventure yarn lies at the heart of this recently discovered autobiography. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"A bio that verges on hagiography and lacks the saving grace of practicable precepts."
A singularly uncritical and sketchy briefing on Konosuke Matsushita from a Harvard Business School professor whose stated intention is to showcase his subject's extraordinary achievements as object lessons for those who aspire to leadership positions in any endeavor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Scholarly, carefully reasoned, and lucidly written, Meier's portrait of Jesus as a fiery, wonder-working prophet rather than the gentle teacher of Christian tradition may continue the controversy (with believers and nonbelievers alike) initiated in Volume One."
This second volume of Meier's magisterial attempt to create a ``consensus document'' about the historical Jesus on which scholars of all faiths could agree makes some tantalizing assertions about Jesus' public ministry. Read full book review >

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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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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 >