Search Results: "Michael Haag"


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THE TRAGEDY OF THE TEMPLARS by Michael Haag
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A solid picture of the Templars but a difficult read, with enemies coming from all directions. Be prepared to read it twice and take notes."
A long, complicated history of the Knights Templars in the Middle East. Read full book review >

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THE QUEST FOR MARY MAGDALENE by Michael Haag
NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2016

"A thought-provoking re-examination of a misunderstood heroine of the Bible."
Shining the spotlight on Mary Magdalene. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2011

"Despite a title that seems ripped from a tabloid, this is a serious examination of contemporary marriage and a fruitful source of discussion material for women's groups."
The question that engages historian Haag—what's happening to the institution of marriage—gets a complicated and sometimes murky answer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2016

"A refreshingly unusual approach by an author admirably transparent about why she wrote the book and why she chose to avoid more traditional approaches."
An examination of the controversial realm of American gun culture through the perspective of gun manufacturers, with an emphasis on the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Read full book review >

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COME TO THE EDGE by Christina Haag
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"An honest, heartfelt account of love, politics and tragedy."
John F. Kennedy Jr.'s former love offers glimpses into the last vestiges of Camelot. Read full book review >

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PEGGY'S WARTIME MEMORIES by Enid E. Haag
Released: Sept. 24, 2009

"An evocative portrait of family resilience amid wartime upheaval."
A young girl's life is unsettled by World War II in this vivid memoir. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PAMELA HAAG
by Alexia Nader

What does a haunted house in California have to do with gun control? This question animates Pamela Haag’s newest book, The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture, a history of the gun business in the late 19th century focused on the Winchester family. Haag shows this history as two interrelated stories, represented respectively in the ...


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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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MICHAEL TWITTY
by Gregory McNamee

Recipes, like people, have DNA. It may take some ferreting out, some hard kitchen testing, some documentary research, and some more tasting and adjusting, but eventually that yellowed slip of paper tucked into grandmom’s copy of Joy of Cooking will yield its ancestry, reveal its origins through the patina of the past, and show how tastes and ingredients have changed ...


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ÉDOUARD LOUIS
by Rhett Morgan

In 2014 at the age of 22, Édouard Louis published his first novel, The End of Eddy, in France and caused a sensation in the French press. Like another recently celebrated European author, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Louis takes directly from his own life to craft bleak images. Also like Knausgaard, he came under intense media scrutiny as investigative journalists sought ...


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