Search Results: "Neil A. Lewis"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1995

"This suspenseful book, based on interviews with key players, including Ames himself, lends powerful ammunition to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan's argument that the CIA has seen its day and should be abolished. (Author tour)"
An eye-widening look inside one of America's most notorious spy cases. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 1993

"A wearisome exercise in historical iconoclasm that adds little, except some moralizing, to classic biographies by Douglas S. Freeman, James T. Flexner, and others. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Lewis (The Guns of Cedar Creek, 1988) attempts—with little success—to give a fresh view of the youthful George Washington. Read full book review >

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STAINED by James A Lewis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"An engaging novel that elegantly traces the horrific, long-lasting effects of sexual abuse."
Lewis' debut novel, a coming-of-age story set in the shadow of the Roman Catholic Church, tells a story of deep-seated trauma and slow realizations. Read full book review >

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TRIBULATION by Thomas A. Lewis
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A riveting, somewhat terrifying work of political speculative fiction."
Lewis' (Brace for Impact, 2009, etc.) novel delivers a wake-up call about a near future in which oil has run out, climate change is inescapable, and a few brave souls fight for their lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"A disappointing and, frankly, rather dully written effort. (32 b&w photos, not seen)"
Erenberg (History/Loyola Univ.) picks up the history of American popular culture where he left off at the end of his previous book, Steppin' Out: NY Nightlife and the Transformation of American Culture (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN SENATE by Neil MacNeil
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2013

"A useful, engaging primer for anyone wishing to understand the politics, precedent and procedures that have shaped the Senate."
Two longtime observers of our government in action offer a multidimensional study of the history, traditions and culture of the United States Senate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 1997

"Stylishly written and rich in memorable detail, this is a rare find that actually offers fresh insight into the overstudied New Testament. (2 maps)"
An eloquent social history of first-century Palestine by Horsley (Religion/Univ. of Massachusetts) and Silberman (The Hidden Scrolls, 1994). Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"An entertaining introduction to astronomy."
An accessible and comprehensive overview of our universe by three eminent astrophysicists, based on an introductory course they have taught at Princeton University. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING by Craig A. Doherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Full-color and black- and-white period and contemporary photographs convey a sense of timelessness—the great slab is fairly unchanged, nearly 70 years later. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
This capsule history of a wonderful structure is full of the facts and figures that make that Art Deco landmark such a marvel. Read full book review >

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THE SHIP OF FOOLS AND THE END OF THE SPACE RACE
by Andrew Liptak

On the evening of December 7th, 1972, a cruise ship named the SS Statendam coasted in the dark waters off the shores of Cape Canaveral. It carried a light load: only one hundred passengers occupied the vessel meant to carry over six times that number. Onboard, everyone had their eyes trained towards the shore. At 12:33 am, Apollo ...


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MOTORCYCLE MUSINGS
by Bobbi Dumas

Two fave authors have books coming out early next month, and I thought I’d make sure these titles are on your radar screen.

Laura Kaye and Julie Ann Walker always promise heart-stopping action and breathtaking romance, and if you haven’t read these two yet, then I recommend you get on that right away!

They’re both romance bestsellers, so I expect ...


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SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lövestam, translated by Laura A. Wideburg

Cover Story: Underbar
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 7
Talky Talk: Straight Up, Swedish Style
Bonus Factors:
 Jazz, Kickass Jazz Mentor
Ambivalence Factor: Bullying
Relationship Status: 'S Wonderful

Cover Story: Underbar

The brightness! The colors! The '80s Boy George hat ...


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