Search Results: "John W. Hartmann"


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Released: Nov. 5, 2012

"A keen, lighthearted look at the human side of law."
The autobiographical remembrances of a New Jersey criminal lawyer, including his dramatic attempt to win freedom for a falsely imprisoned man. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 1999

"Very disappointing, naive solutions to the urgent environmental problems so well outlined in part one. (Author tour)"
Second-rate eco-spirituality from the well-known environmentalist guru Hartmann (The Prophet's Way; Beyond ADD; etc.). Read full book review >

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FIRST FRIDAY by Tory Hartmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2017

"A witty, sensitive story that will satisfy discerning fans of family dramas."
A comic examination of a large Irish family's struggle to maintain their old-fashioned religious and cultural traditions in modern-day California. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1990

Other illustrators (notably Galdone) have responded to this playful 1909 expansion of the familiar nursery rhyme, but Chess brings to it her unique mischievous humor and impeccable sense of design. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Muslims and Christians can live together, Kiser's poignant narrative asserts, and extremism comes to no good end."
A heart-wrenching tale of French monks slaughtered by Islamic extremists in Algeria. Read full book review >

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COMMANDER OF THE FAITHFUL by John W. Kiser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2008

"Indifferently written and burdened by invented dialogue, but notable for illustrating that the meeting of civilizations need not always produce a clash."
Biography of a moderate Arab leader in an age of intransigence and empire building. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"An unrelenting, incisive, masterly comparative study."
Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning historian Dower (Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II, 1999, etc.) draws astute ironies between Pearl Harbor and 9/11 in terms of the overweening arrogance of military superpowers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2014

"A fascinating look into the thoughts of a historian whose career deserves to be revived."
A collection of letters written by a prominent but largely forgotten historian during the World War II era. Read full book review >