Search Results: "John T. Edge"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"Despite their fleeting nature, these creations endure in a winning combination of graphic design, cross-cultural flair and writing on one of the staples of the urban food landscape."
New York Times food columnist Edge (Southern Belly: The Ultimate Food Lover's Companion to the South, 2007, etc.) explores "outsider food, immigrant food, [and] the food of the underclass" in an intelligently organized cookbook featuring a smorgasbord of American street foods. Read full book review >

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THE POTLIKKER PAPERS by John T. Edge
NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2017

"Without question, this is a book for foodies, but it is also for readers who may be indifferent to the food they consume yet care deeply about regionalism, individual health, and race relations, among other themes."
The director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi recounts the past 60 years of Southern food traditions, their effects on the South's culture, and vice versa. Read full book review >

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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE MANY WORLDS OF ALBIE BRIGHT by Christopher Edge
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"The book is actually quite short, but it turns out to be exactly the perfect length. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
In theory, this adventure based in quantum physics could have gone on for another 100 chapters. In theory, it could have kept going forever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 2016

"An academically rigorous book that challenges physicists to think outside their comfort zones."
A physicist makes the case that the solution to one of the biggest impasses in modern science lies within two hidden dimensions of the universe. Read full book review >

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THE FLATLANDERS by John T. Davis
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2014

"A celebration of music made in the spirit of friendship rather than careerism."
Conservative West Texas spawns radical creativity and lifelong bonds of friendship in this story of an unlikely band. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"No apologist, McGreevy offers a balanced approach that proves informative and challenging for Catholic and non-Catholic alike. (21 illustrations)"
Competent survey of historical and current dilemmas faced by Catholics in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAID ON TRUMAN by John T. Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Far-fetched but entertaining swashbuckling in the modern vein."
A handful of American sailors fight to keep North Korean soldiers from hijacking their aircraft carrier on the high seas. Read full book review >

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A CERTAIN JUSTICE by John T. Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 31, 1995

"A richly satisfying thriller, and a breakthrough book for Lescroart. (First printing of 125,000; $150,000 ad/promo; Literary Guild featured alternate selection; author tour)"
Lescroart swings for the fences with a West Coast take on The Bonfire of the Vanities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Thrilling and sobering, if uneven."
Blow-by-blow tale of a nearly deadly flight into the middle of enemy territory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE 13TH JUROR by John T. Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 20, 1994

Appearing as defense counsel for Jennifer Witt in the sentencing phase of her trial for killing her husband and son, San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy finds himself inching slowly, slowly from the back bench into the hot seat. Read full book review >