Search Results: "Michael H. Shuman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2015

"A practical overview of the untapped potentials of a substantial part of the economy."
An argument against bringing large corporations to local communities through tax incentives and grants, an approach the author claims is destructive to employment and investment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"An impassioned, forward-thinking plea for economic reform at the grassroots level."
In an installment of the environmentally responsible publisher's Community Resilience Guide series, an astute economist weighs in on a hot-button issue: how to keep local dollars invested in local businesses. Read full book review >

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THE LAST MAN TO DIE by M.K. Shuman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 21, 1992

"The answers provide some bizarre, barely believable plotting, slowed often by Micah's bouts of introspection, but with a puzzle adroit enough to hold the reader to the end."
New Orleans p.i. Read full book review >

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The Sea Is Quiet Tonight by Michael H. Ward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A well-handled look at the AIDS crisis from the perspective of a man who lived through it."
A gay man recounts his tumultuous relationship with his partner during the 1980s AIDS epidemic in New York City and Boston. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"Cottman wrote a well-received version of this story for adults (The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie, 1999), and this retelling for young readers is just as intriguing. (timeline, map, color photographs, epilogue, suggestions for further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
A Pulitzer Prize-winning African-American journalist recounts how his passion for scuba diving led to an emotional connection to a shipwrecked slave vessel. Read full book review >

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America's Suicide by Michael H. Davison
NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2014

"Often intellectually lively, though the venom can be a turnoff."
A political diagnosis of the ills causing America's rapid decline and a philosophically minded remedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"An unrefined but rich trove of information about a major historical figure who has largely been forgotten."
In this biography, author Michael explores the twin questions of who was truly America's first president and why has he been forgotten? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 13, 1999

"A gripping and emotionally wrenching, journey into America's forgotten African holocaust. (Author tour)"
Here, for Cottman, a political writer with the Washington Post, the discovery of the wreck of a slave ship off the Florida coast becomes the launching point for a sometimes lyrical, sometimes graphic journey into the horrific lost world of the transatlantic slave trade. Read full book review >

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THE LAST GOODBYE by H. Michael Frase
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Still, the legitimate suspense of the chase keeps one intrigued—until a rather too obvious fairy-tale ending billows up both true love and gazillions of dollars. (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Frase's second suspense novel (Fatal Gift, 1996) moves from his former venue of Nashville to Carmel, California, where well-to-do Josh Mitchell finds his past slipping away when a beautiful woman's body rolls up on the beach. Read full book review >

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FATAL GIFT by H. Michael Frase
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"A competent debut, despite the psychic silliness. ($50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Urbane mobsters, nasty biker trash, nosy reporters, and corpses aplenty dot the Nashville hills in a first thriller about the people behind the people behind Music City. Read full book review >