Search Results: "John W. Pilley"


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CHASER by John W. Pilley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A delightful memoir that offers a challenge to behavioral psychologists and inspiration for pet lovers."
The remarkable story of how a border collie achieved a mastery of human language on a par with chimpanzees and dolphins. Read full book review >

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PETER JANGLE AND THE NEW MADRID DISCOVERY by John W. Marske
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"An exceptional read; Peter Jangle could carry a third book, even without the Sandman."
Events lead a college student to accept the possibility that he must once again face an ominous genie called the Sandman. Read full book review >

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THE NIXON DEFENSE by John W. Dean
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 29, 2014

"Essential to anyone's library of Nixoniana."
About that 18-and-a-half minutes of lost tape…. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Scrupulously researched and bravely presented scholarship."
A series of astute academic essays on the forging of postwar Japan. Read full book review >

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Released: April 27, 1992

"Instead of validating the very notions he abhors, Aldridge would have done us all a favor if he'd searched out those contemporary writers who really deserve the critical ink."
As a literary and social critic, Aldridge (The American Novel and the Way We Live Now, 1983, etc.) has distinguished himself by being the first to discern a cultural trend, whether it be the similarities among postwar American writers or the tyranny of youth culture in the 60's. Read full book review >

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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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JAPAN IN WAR AND PEACE by John W. Dower
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Challenging views of a land whose industrial and sociopolitical institutions may well defy conventional analysis. (Profusely illustrated throughout with line drawings, stills from propaganda films, political cartoons, and posters, as well as a wealth of tabular material)"
Here, Dower (War Without Mercy, 1986, etc.) offers a collection of essays on Japan and its complex relations with the US over the past half century—a period that roughly corresponds to the reign of Emperor Hirohito. Read full book review >

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SHOULD I STILL WISH by John W. Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"Evans' poignant, authentically disjointed account offers candid insight into the baffling interplay of love, loss, and the balm of memory."
A slim but probing biography of grief and happiness. Read full book review >

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BLUE STAR by John W. Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"A fresh, small-town take on the 'aliens among us' thriller that needs more detail."
A breezy sci-fi mystery about a covert alien invasion set in the Rocky Mountains. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"A turning point in Japanese history, illuminated through diligent research and piercing insight. (80 b&w photos)"
An NBCC award winner and expert in the modern history of Japan, Dower (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology; Japan in War and Peace, 1994; War Without Mercy, 1986) absorbingly explains how American forces imposed a revolution from above in six years of occupation that transformed imperial Japan into a democracy. Read full book review >