Search Results: "Linda Lambert"


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THE CAIRO CODEX by Linda Lambert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"An often engaging thriller/romance, and a smart evocation of modern Egypt."
Athriller/romance that intertwines a story of a young anthropologist in modern-day Cairo with that of a few crucial years in the life of Jesus Christ's family. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WHY by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Bright and reassuring…and if Kipling's wordplay is better, at least there's no spanking here. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A small and wandering elephant finds out why it's a good idea to stay in line with its bigger kin. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT AAA-OOO! by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Shout along with the animals in the forest in an entertaining who-said-it tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who or what is making that frightful noise in the night and keeping the animals awake? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"Possessing a certain charm, but missing a lot of pieces. (Photos throughout)"
Curious and evocative fragments of autobiography by boulevardier and screenwriter Moffat, gathered and embellished by Lambert (Natalie Wood, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 1998

"Lambert might have offered that chance, but inexplicably, he fails to ply his obvious talent."
Fragments of good rowing material peek through this otherwise bloated fusion of pop philosophy and inspirational drivel from Lambert (an editor at Harvard magazine). Read full book review >

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Conkers by Ken Lambert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2015

"A riveting story that blends World War II history and tales of growing up."
Lambert artfully converts his coming-of-age journals into a thrilling survivor's story. Read full book review >

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SHADOW WORK by Craig Lambert
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2015

"An appealingly different view of employment based on what people actually do and not just statistics."
Former Harvard Magazine deputy editor Lambert (Mind Over Water: Lessons on Life from the Art of Rowing, 1999) reviews the effects on the labor force of practices such as self-checkouts at grocery stores and how they are reducing the availability of entry-level jobs.Read full book review >

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SOULTOWN by Mercedes Lambert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1996

"Forget the killer; forget Whitney's obsession with her own shoes and parfums; and fasten your seat belt for a breathtaking tour of Soultown at its most exhilaratingly lurid. (Author tour)"
How's this for a slam-bang opening? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2011

"For the general reader, a full-blooded introduction to an arcane world."
Forbes senior writer Lambert delivers a history of the birth and evolution of Chicago's swashbuckling futures market. Read full book review >

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INVENTING THE ``GREAT AWAKENING'' by Frank Lambert
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Lambert can be criticized for taking his market metaphors too far, but he makes a skillful and original analysis of American religion's early engagements with the market economy. (5 b&w illustrations)"
A refreshing addition to the historiographical debate about the Great Awakening. Read full book review >

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For The Innocent by Bret Lambert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"An improbable tale that delivers cheesy action-adventure fun, despite its drawbacks."
Members of an elite, covert anti-terrorist squad reunite to rescue one of their own from the world's deadliest terrorist in this thriller. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An all-encompassing introduction to the Christian-Islamic struggle for the armchair history buff."
A Medieval history expert introduces readers to the epic struggle for the Near East, spanning the dawn of Islam to the rise of the Ottoman Empire and beyond. Read full book review >