Search Results: "John R. O'Donnell"


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Infinity Minus One by John R. Snyder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2016

"A delightful compilation by a poet who has much to offer."
In this poetry collection, Snyder (Tending the Light, 2015) invites willing readers in with poignant commentaries on life, death, and fatherhood, among other topics.Read full book review >

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PLAYING UNTIL DARK by John R. Alberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Remarkable poetry, good for the body and mind."
Free-wheeling yet carefully wrought, this free verse collection is a joyful reminder that, at its best, poetry is music. Read full book review >

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BAD LIE by John R. Corrigan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 2005

"Corrigan describes each hole in stupefying detail, leaving little room for his humdrum mystery to unfold."
PGA golfer Jack Austin (Snap Hook, 2004) risks it all to help his former caddie discover the truth about his father's murder. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"An amicable, instructive handbook for anyone looking to grow in a technological field."
Schneider's debut guide will help information technology professionals rise to the top. Read full book review >

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SONG OF THE EARTH by John R. Dann
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"At heart a romance (who knows what these well-spoken Cro-Magnons were really like?), rich with gripping escapism and comparable to Jean Auel's Earth's Children trilogy."
Prequel to Dann's The Song of the Axe (2001), a prehistoric saga that takes place some 30,000 years ago, as the Neanderthals evolve into the Cro-Magnons somewhere in Eurasia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"Told with wry humor and an insider's view: one can't help but wonder how these wildcatters occupied themselves before 1994."
All about Internet stock traders—those weirdo workaholics who make money, lose money, perpetuate scams, uncover scams, spend hours sending endless (often pointless) e-mails, live at their keyboards, and never seem to make enough to retire and get out of the business. Read full book review >

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THE REVOLUTION OF ROBERT KENNEDY by John R.  Bohrer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2017

"A poignant sketch of a lost champion of social justice from an age when it could still be said that 'politics is still the greatest and most honorable adventure.'"
Freelance reporter and TV news producer Bohrer debuts with an inquiry into the transformation of Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968) from hard-nosed political operative to inspirational presidential candidate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 1998

"Stilgoe's is a voice in the wilderness, and this is an esoteric subject at once compelling and important yet, by the standard measuring stick of contemporary culture, sadly insubstantial."
An extended exhortation to readers to go outside and explore the natural and constructed environment—from urban fire hydrants to rural fences to highway pit stops—in the American and Emersonian tradition of the exploring eye/I. Stilgoe (Landscape History/Harvard), the author of previous books on American railroads and landscape, has had the academic's luxury of thinking about things most of us have precious little time to consider: the permanence of the antiquated railroad bed, the hum of alternating current, the uses and meaning of fences. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A deeply alarmist, precipitous look at recent Arab developments—or lack of developments."
In a cynical jeremiad, Bradley finds the pre-Arab Spring dictatorships in Tunisia and Egypt less pernicious than what he sees in the coming Islamist counterrevolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 2012

"A nonconformist approach to finance and investing that should appeal to politically minded contrarians."
A warning to investors that "the game is rigged" against them by cheating capital markets. Read full book review >