Search Results: "Jonathan Van Meter"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"Uneven, but fitfully fascinating."
Magazine journalist Van Meter spins a rambling tale around the "ultimate connected guy." Read full book review >

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4900 Nights by Homer Van Meter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2011

"An awkward beginning develops into a smooth account of multiple reincarnations as the author traces 'the silvery flecks of memories of people who used to be.'"
In his first nonfiction effort, Van Meter (Day of the Little Guy, 1996) documents the rise and fall of his past lives. Read full book review >

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NECESSARY EVIL by David A. Van Meter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1994

"Former TV producer Van Meter presents a compelling portrait of young Billy and the forces that shape him, but the adult Billy is less convincing and less interesting."
A boy is driven over the edge after witnessing the murder of his grandfather in this psychological thriller by the author of Body of Evidence (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2009

"Readable enough, but disappointingly short on dramatic appeal or sociological insight."
Freelance journalist Van Meter recounts the grisly killing of an 18-year-old college student. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 24, 2012

"An expert's comprehensive, sobering investigation."
Career energy-reporter Maize scours decades of American nuclear policy and finds enough harebrained schemes to fill up an entire field of defunct missile silos. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN SWIFT by Leo Damrosch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A rich and rewarding portrait of an irreplaceable genius."
A feisty, first-class life of the sage and scourge of English Literature. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN EDWARDS by Philip F. Gura
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Controversial, and a quick, enjoyable read. Gura will grab at least some of the audience of armchair-history-lovers that professional historians always claim they want to reach."
A gauntlet-throwing biography of the 18th-century minister and theologian who's in the pantheon of great American intellectuals, along with Thomas Jefferson, W.E.B. DuBois, and the James brothers. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN SWIFT by John Stubbs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A rich and sweeping story superbly told."
A resplendent biography of the "most notorious writer of his day." Read full book review >

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JONATHAN UNLEASHED by Meg Rosoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"No bones about it, readers of this charmer are in for a real treat."
Jonathan's dogs are having an existential crisis. Or maybe it's just him. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN ROBERTS by Gregory P. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"An exhaustive biography, which serves as a welcome addition to American Civil War and Quaker history.
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Wilson chronicles the life of Jonathan Roberts, a Quaker who served in the Union Army during the Civil War despite his pacifist convictions. Read full book review >

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Van Ripplewink by Paul Clayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2016

"A serious novel with an amusing premise."
Clayton (In the Shape of a Man, 2013, etc.) updates the story of Rip Van Winkle in this social novel.Read full book review >

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VAN JOHNSON by Ronald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A perfectly pleasant double feature."
The Van Johnson Story. Starring . . . Van Johnson. Read full book review >