Search Results: "Michael J. Stedman"


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A FOR ARGONAUT by Michael J. Stedman
Released: July 4, 2012

"Perfect fare for frequent fliers and others with time to kill in between installments of the seemingly endless Bourne saga and other such globe-trotting, testosterone-fueled conspiracy-franchise affairs."
Book 1 of a globe-trotting, espionage epic of the evergreen "red-blooded American" school, starring a laconic icon of vengeance-seeking machismo who rights international wrongs, gets the (international) girl and who will—apparently—be back for 25 more novels. Read full book review >

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THE BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS by Michael J. Rosen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 2000

"Definitely yes. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The author of Elijah's Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas (1992) takes another careful, penetrating look at cultural and religious boundaries. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 26, 2013

"An engaging, if occasionally disjointed, memoir."
A proud father shares correspondence with his son, who served in the Peace Corps in Fiji. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2006

"Too bad, as the language and characterizations are vivid and rich. (author's notes) (Fiction. 10-14)"
A promising first novel falls utterly to pieces about halfway through. Read full book review >

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LAST DANCE IN REDONDO BEACH by Michael J. Katz
Released: April 19, 1989

In the late 1970's, Katz made a promising mystery-comedy debut with Murder off the Glass, featuring the Chicago sleuth-team of wry sportscaster Andy Sussman and shopping-mall shamus Murray Glick ("a true sleazoid"). Read full book review >

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French's Redemption by Michael J Poblocki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2013

"Despite some unpolished prose, several thought-provoking hypotheses collide in a suspenseful story of subterfuge and veracity."
A rousing thriller encompassing JFK conspiracy theories and a CIA operative with something to prove. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Not the sensationalistic diatribe you expect to see in April, and for that reason well worth reading."
Angry taxpayers may be disappointed that Graetz (Law/Yale) does not jump on the anti-income-tax bandwagon, but they would do well to ponder his reservations about where taxation is headed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"Cautionary—perhaps alarmist—but full of sound advice on how to dodge falling chunks of sky and how to replace them when the 'All Clear' is sounded."
The economics editor of Business Week forecasts the "good chance" of a "New Economy bust." Read full book review >