Search Results: "Paul D. Parsons"


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Baden-Powell's Beads: London by Paul D. Parsons
Released: April 11, 2013

"A well-executed mix of Indiana Jones-style adventure and political thriller."
A search for an ancient set of magical beads leads to a violent chase across London in this suspenseful thriller. Read full book review >

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Baden-Powell's Beads: Aksum by Paul D. Parsons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 2013

"A historical thriller chock-full of adventure, drama, villains and American heroes."
Agents with the Department of Homeland Security fight to stop terrorists from procuring ancient beads with powerful, elusive properties. Read full book review >

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BADEN-POWELL'S BEADS: JERUSALEM by Paul D. Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A thriller that's difficult to put down despite a familiar storyline."
In Parson's (Baden Powell's Beads: Aksum, 2013, etc.) fourth installment in his thriller series, the world's survival hangs in the balance as an asteroid approaches Earth. Read full book review >

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Released: April 10, 2012

"A somewhat predictable but engrossing read with a Da Vinci Code-style central mystery."
Sprung from real-life details about the Scout movement's founder, this tense thriller is the first in a series concerning the hunt for a string of wooden beads that possess magical powers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 26, 1996

"For those truly interested in finding out about Stern, his radio show is much more entertaining and revealing than this pallid, perfunctory bio. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First serial to the Los Angeles Times Magazine)"
Despite brash touting as being unauthorized, this uninspired biography of the shock-jock is as mild as they come. Read full book review >

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THE RUSH LIMBAUGH STORY by Paul D. Colford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Eight pages of photographs—not seen)."
Lightweight bio of Rush Hudson Limbaugh III, the heartland eminence whose glib wit and rough charms have made him a heavyweight champion of tory causes. Read full book review >

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JASON AND THE DRACONAUTS by Paul D Smith
Released: Oct. 30, 2013

"An unusual book for dragon lovers, with plenty of action and a good balance of humor and suspense."
Dragons compete with humans and try to integrate into 21st-century life in Smith's clever, witty YA debut. Read full book review >

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BOXING'S BEST SHORT STORIES by Paul D. Staudohar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Strong themes about men with heart, though none about violinists with a killer hook in the ring."
Muhammad Ali called it "just a job. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2016

"A readable book sure to charm and thrill anyone interested in space exploration."
Renowned geologist and lunar scientist Spudis (Blogging the Moon, 2011, etc.) makes a compelling argument that the moon's many available resources may jump-start mankind's pursuit of space travel.Read full book review >

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LEE AND JACKSON by Paul D. Casdorph
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 1992

"Lee and Jackson. (Illustrations, maps—not seen.)"
In an engrossing but largely unpersuasive dual biography, Casdorph (History/Virginia State) argues that the ``close connection between Lee and Jackson started long before their glory days upon the fields of northern Virginia''; that ``it was an association, however sporadic, that enabled each man to test the other's mettle''; and that this ``interconnectiveness'' led the two soldiers to their military triumphs. Read full book review >

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MURDER SHORT & SWEET by Paul D. Staudohar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Not much reason for being."
Two dozen plus reprints—all dark, some dreary—make up this less than killer collection. Read full book review >