Search Results: "Joseph A. McCartin"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2011

"With the collective-bargaining power of public employees under fierce assault, McCartin's story couldn't be timelier or more important."
On the 30th anniversary of the showdown between Ronald Reagan and the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO), McCartin (History/Georgetown Univ.; Labor's Great War: The Struggle for Industrial Democracy and the Origins of Modern American Labor Relations, 1912-1921, 1998, etc.) revisits the most consequential labor dispute since the New Deal. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 1995

"Close to being a sermon, but redeemed by its brisk and lively style."
From President Carter's secretary of health, education, and welfare, a clarion call for a cultural revolution in how we think about health. Read full book review >

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THE DAWN OF ISLAMIC LITERALISM by Joseph A. Butta Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"An accessible primer to Islamic ideology for the uninitiated."
A meticulous, scholarly introduction to Islamic literalism, specifically designed for a Western readership. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Readers may not agree with Amato's pessimism, but there's no denying he has forcefully underscored just how much humankind has both suffered and feared, celebrated and revered, the visible world of dust."
Never favored with a great press (except when made of gold or spices), dust finally gets the full social, scientific, and historical treatment. Read full book review >

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A BYZANTINE CASE by Joseph A. McCaffrey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 2010

"Historical intrigue and well-narrated suspense make this adventure an absorbing mystery."
In the eighth Bertrand McAbee mystery, McCaffrey's (The Marksman's Case, 2008, etc.) classics professor turned detective returns to unearth the forgotten secrets of the Byzantine Empire. Read full book review >

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Scholarly Executions by Joseph A. McCaffrey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"An intelligent, intuitive detective who steers clear of guns in favor of a team of talented cohorts."
Private eye Bertrand McAbee returns to his former profession to investigate missing persons at an Iowa university in this thriller. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"A well-rounded discussion of common mental problems and strategies for dealing with them."
The chief psychiatrist at Amen Clinics offers a holistic approach to treating an array of mental disorders. Read full book review >

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UNITED WE FALL by Joseph A Mourgos
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 2, 2013

"An insightful, exciting new sci-fi saga about Earth's entrance into a galactic society."
The opening volume of Mourgos' Galactic Community sci-fi series in which a future Earth is contested by rival alien races. Read full book review >

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GREEN MOUNTAINS, DARK TALES by Joseph A. Citro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 1999

"Deserves an ad in National Enquirer, where there must be an audience waiting for it."
Vermont is a region of enchantment for these several dark tales collected by Citro (Shadow Child, 1998, not reviewed) from every county in the state. Read full book review >

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A Went Over Case by Joseph A. McCaffrey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2016

"In his 10th outing, a steadfast gumshoe proves he can handle anything, even a story with a leisurely pace."
In this thriller, a dying man hires private investigator Bertrand McAbee to find the whereabouts of his brother, missing for nearly 30 years. Read full book review >

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THE BRAZILIANS by Joseph A. Page
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"This is hardly the Brazil of Varig travel posters, nor is it a true insider's view (such as Jonathan Raban's for the English and Luigi Barzini's for the Italians), but Page depicts a fascinating land for which he clearly feels much love."
A sweeping view of a huge country that few Americans know well. Read full book review >