Search Results: "Joseph J. Reinemann"


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Shadows of Time - Probable Outcome by Joseph J. Reinemann
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 10, 2013

"Strong characters, ready wit and an excellent sense of plotting enliven Reinemann's propulsive tale, which never flags in its 700-plus pages."
An impromptu trip turns into a sobering look into the future for John Roley and Tim Jackson, the hapless heroes of Reinemann's ongoing series about time travelers given responsibilities and powers they barely understand. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE RED FLAG by Joseph J. Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 1997

"Splendidly fluid and clear: Ha Jin has managed to make an utterly alien world seem as familiar as an old friend."
A peek behind the Bamboo Curtain, where Chinese poet Ha Jin, winner of the latest Flannery O'Connor Award, works out the conflicts between tradition and constraint that animate his second collection (after Ocean of Words, 1996). Read full book review >

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Released: March 25, 1993

"An effective combination of eyeball observation, rich history, and sad acknowledgement of how poorly we have used still another national resource. (Line drawings—not seen.)"
A well-written travelogue from a founding editor of American Heritage who drove the length of the East Coast with frequent stops to walk the beaches and talk with natives. Read full book review >

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THE DISCIPLES by Joseph J. Andrew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 1993

"An impressive debut—and an elegantly executed conceit."
An engrossing thriller—and first novel—that displays a firm grasp of conspiracy theory and a light touch in making its wickedly outrageous premise at least plausible. Read full book review >

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FIRST FAMILY by Joseph J. Ellis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2010

"An impeccable account of the politics, civics and devotion behind the Adams marriage."
The Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author presents a vivid and insightful portrait of John and Abigail Adams. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 17, 1992

"Well researched, thoughtful, evenhanded (if repetitive at times)—and distinguished by its wealth of detailed suggestions rather than rhetoric."
Romm (Research Scholar/Rocky Mountain Institute) details a strategy for restoring American economic primacy. Read full book review >

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STRIKE by Joseph J Bakewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A historical novel that's long on plot but short on character."
Bakewell (Will's War, 2010, etc.) offers a historical novel about a textile strike that's part love story, part crime novel and part period piece. Read full book review >

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A FREE LIFE by Joseph J. Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A book that has obviously been labored over, yet still feels inchoate and unfocused."
A Chinese immigrant family's experience of 1990s America is treated at epic length in this heartfelt new novel from the NBA-winning author of Waiting (1999). Read full book review >

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FOUNDING BROTHERS by Joseph J. Ellis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2000

"An exceptionally readable work, one that infuses life and order into the study of the early republic."
An accomplished historian and biographer seeks nothing less than to frame the Framers, bringing into clear focus the personalities and human dynamic that shaped and defined the early republic. Read full book review >

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THE CRAZED by Joseph J. Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2002

"Not one of Ha Jin's better efforts. Still, readers who've admired his later fiction won't want to miss it."
A vigil at the bedside of a beloved teacher and mentor challenges, then changes the course of, a young graduate student's life: the deeply felt "new" novel by Chinese-born American author Ha Jin (Waiting , 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2013

"Kevin Phillips' 2012 tour de force, 1775, delivered a massive argument for that year as the key to American independence. A traditionalist, Ellis sticks to 1776 and writes an insightful history of its critical, if often painful, events."
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Ellis (First Family: Abigail and John Adams, 2010, etc.) writes book after book on the American Revolutionary period. Practice makes perfect. Read full book review >