Search Results: "Paul Erickson"


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DAILY LIFE IN THE PILGRIM COLONY 1636 by Paul Erickson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"Erickson's text is a good reference and an interesting read, but this should not be the sole source of information on Pilgrim life and the Plymouth colony. (index, glossary, timeline) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Beginning with general information about the Pilgrims, the Plymouth colony, and the New World and Native Americans, this latest in the Daily Life series quickly focuses on the Prentis family, farmers who live near the town of Plymouth. Read full book review >

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NATURE
Released: March 1, 1991

"Endpaper maps of coral reefs; glossary; brief bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
A ``New England Aquarium Book'' based on a multimedia show, ``Inside the Giant Ocean Tank,'' that documents the planning and building of a three-story coral environment, home to over 300 species at Boston's New England Aquarium. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY EGGNOG by Alex Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Fans may savor the details of the heroine's everyday life, but Erickson's fascination with them does slow down the action."
A foray into community theater endangers the life of an Ohio sleuth. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDRA by Carolly Erickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Once again, Erickson demonstrates her skill in limning a forceful royal who tried unsuccessfully to alter history and escape fate."
Russia's last empress receives compassionate but by no means uncritical treatment from biographer Erickson (Josephine: A Life of the Empress, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 23, 2008

"Christian readers are sure to enjoy this modern interpretation of biblical prophecy."
A Christian young-adult novel centered on the End Times. Read full book review >

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ARC D'X by Steve Erickson
Released: April 1, 1993

"Clever but cold. (First serial to Esquire)"
A bold and occasionally brilliant interpretation of American history—but marred by a too obvious cerebration that numbs, turning original ideas into mere conceits. Read full book review >

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AMNESIASCOPE by Steve Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Or perhaps it's just the competition provided by an increasingly surreal America."
The resident surrealist of L.A. (Arch D`X, 1993, etc.) uncorks a magnum of post-apocalyptic champagne: a long New Year's Eve of the Soul (sex, drugs, paranoia) that turns into a rather flat confessional about the life of a writer who bears more than a passing resemblance to the author himself. Read full book review >

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SCHUBERT'S VIENNA by Raymond Erickson
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Scholarly writing whose readability varies depending on the contributor but overall an asset to the library of anyone interested in music or Vienna. (140 b&w and 20 color illustrations, not seen)"
A useful book for those wishing a cram course about one of the 19th century's most prolific composers and his times. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN DIARY OF MARIE ANTOINETTE by Carolly Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2005

"More pulp romance than historical fiction."
Erickson (Lilibet: An Intimate Portrait of Elizabeth II, 2004, etc.) tries to get inside the mind of Marie Antoinette and winds up reinventing her as a Harlequin romance-style heroine. Read full book review >

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THIRD PERSON SINGULAR by K.J. Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Next time around, though, she might soft-pedal all those coincidences."
Good cop though he is, Special Detective Marshall Bahr has his ill-wishers in Minneapolis Homicide. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD SURVIVORS by KJ Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2002

"Mars Bahr, the Candy Man, remains a sensitive and appealing protagonist (Third Person Singular, 2001), but that cryptic numbers game drags on well past the point of diminishing returns."
If ever a death by hanging had the look and feel of a suicide, Frank Beck's did. Read full book review >

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Blood Wizard Chronicles by Jay Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2015

"A dense and violent series opener seeded with events of grand consequence."
Erickson's (Blood Wizard Chronicles: Stormwind, 2015) first volume in an epic fantasy series features a vengeful young wizard and the elves hunting him.Read full book review >