Search Results: "Marcus Tanner"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Tanner's concurrent personal explorations of the real and symbolic Irish landscapes bring an immediacy to this ancient fight. Unfortunately, such immediacy doesn't lend much hope for a solution ere long."
Tanner (Croatia, 1997, etc.) painstakingly scrutinizes the Irish struggles of the last half-millennium through the lens of religion, which by necessity brings to bear facets of ideology, class, politics, and the distribution of wealth and power. Read full book review >

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CROATIA by Marcus Tanner
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"A superficial study lacking rigor and clarity."
This survey of Croatian history fills in some gaps but falls short where readers most need guidance—in understanding the nature of President Franjo Tudjman's government and the Croatian Serbs' early fear of it. Read full book review >

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ICEBREAKER by Lian Tanner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"An artfully crafted adventure that's equal parts thought-provoking and thrilling. (character list) (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Scientists hide a secret aboard a ship headed for the farthest reaches of the Earth in the hopes of saving a remnant of modern technology and knowledge from the Anti-Machinists, a group of zealots determined to throw the world into another Dark Age. Read full book review >

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APOLLO'S RAVEN by Linnea Tanner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2017

"A complex and promising start to a new fantasy series."
A Celtic warrior princess saves her kingdom and loses her heart in Tanner's debut fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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WAGNER by Michael Tanner
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"There is no question that Tanner, by fair means as well as foul, celebrates Wagner's power to achieve that."
Tanner, a Cambridge philosopher and opera critic for the Spectator, offers analyses of the plots of Wagner's operas, the intellectual themes projected by them, and an evaluation of the music that is (for most of us) their justification. Read full book review >

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WISDOMS TO LIVE BY by David Tanner
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"An often amusing collection of linguistic anecdotes, and a light, informative read."
Tanner's (Igniting Innovation through the Power of Creative Thinking, 2008, etc.) latest book provides detailed histories and poignant behavioral applications of dozens of proverbs. Read full book review >

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OUR BODIES, OUR DATA by Adam Tanner
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A thorough report, carefully researched and well-documented, aimed at both general readers and policymakers."
A disturbing look at the threat to privacy created by the lucrative and growing health care data-mining industry. Read full book review >

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WAR OF WINGS by Tanner McElroy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2014

"An often compelling story of Satan's falls, despite some hackneyed plot devices."
McElroy follows in John Milton's footsteps in this slick, contemporary recreation of the war for heaven. Read full book review >

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The Virgin of Hopeless Causes by Amy Tanner
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Engaging characters, an optimistic but balanced worldview, and confident comedic timing make for a wacky spiritual adventure."
Tanner's charmingly daffy debut calls for a few odd detours in a road novel that's part spiritual exegesis, part screwball comedy. Read full book review >

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SAINT LOUIE BLUES by Jake Tanner
Released: April 1, 1992

"Even readers enamored of Hopper's new-wave vigilantism may think it unfair that Tanner unloosed the full fury of the Ki Foundation on such a one-horse town."
The car-bombing of a DEA agent on the trail of a well- connected drug ring operating out of tiny Richmond, Missouri, brings adventurer/mystic Stryker Stephens's Ki Foundation into the picture, as ``forensic consulter and expeditor'' B.F. Hopper (Old Black Magic, 1991) is dispatched undercover to Richmond to expose the perps. Read full book review >

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MISSILE PARADISE by Ron Tanner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A literary beach read that will keep you thinking after the vacation's over."
A chain of islands in the middle of the Pacific provides the backdrop for Tanner's (From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story, 2012, etc.) comic exploration of expatriate life and its consequences.Read full book review >

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FOLLY'S CHILD by Janet Tanner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Competent suspense, with routine romantic accouterments and a mere smidgen about the dress industry."
From the author of an English mining-family saga and other domestic chronicles (Women and War, 1988; Inherit the Skies, 1990), all beefy with bad tidings and traumas, comes this mystery-romance set in the fashion-biz circles of New York, Paris, Italy, etc. Here, a family scandal and old passions are exhumed to solve a 20- year-old mystery involving two headline deaths. Read full book review >