Search Results: "Peter Ames Carlin"


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HOMEWARD BOUND by Peter Ames Carlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An absorbing and layered study of 'one of the most influential voices in Western popular culture.'"
A biography of the singer/songwriter who helped define the cultural landscape of the 1960s as half of the folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel and who later achieved massive success as a solo artist. Read full book review >

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BRUCE by Peter Ames Carlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"An epic look at the man and his music."
A painstakingly traced chronicle of the remarkable career of powerhouse proletarian rocker Bruce Springsteen. Read full book review >

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PAUL MCCARTNEY by Peter Ames Carlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"An excellent pop-culture biography."
Thorough portrait of "the Cute Beatle," from his working-class childhood in Liverpool through his raucous years with the Fab Four and his continued musical output. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 1993

"Allison plans a summer 1993 assault on the world's most treacherous peak, K2; this memoir, despite its unnecessary soapiness, will find its own place in that small pile of really first-rate mountaineering books. (Twenty-five b&w photographs—not seen)"
Nail-biting mountaineering wins out over soap-operatics in this absorbing tale of a woman conquering internal and external mountains. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ALFIE IS NOT AFRAID by Patricia Carlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2012

"Consider Tom Birdseye and Ethan Long's Oh, Yeah! (2003) for backyard-camping fun instead. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A clichéd story accompanied by less-than-engaging illustrations. Read full book review >

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AMERICA THE PHILOSOPHICAL by Carlin Romano
NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 2012

"A tour de force—encyclopedic, entertaining and enlightening."
Chronicle of Higher Education critic-at-large Romano (Philosophy and Humanities/Ursinus Coll.) debuts with a comprehensive and certain-to-be controversial diagnosis of the condition of philosophical thinking in America today. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2007

"A penetrating, street-level view of an infinitely depressing and growing problem."
Smack in the middle of the contentious immigration debate comes this angry indictment of the U.S. government's inability to protect us from criminal aliens already within our border. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"Inconsistent but filled with its share of Ames classics."
A grab bag of fact and fiction from Ames (The Alcoholic, 2008, etc.), shot through with his trademark self-loathing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"A convincing case for nurturing friendships in many of the same ways we nurture relationships with partners and other family—both online and off."
A wide-ranging look at the many forms of friendships and how those relationships can affect our lives. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2008

"A rousing, highly readable piece of history."
The Independent's former South Africa bureau chief chronicles the 1995 Rugby World Cup victory that united a divided country. Read full book review >

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All About the Greater Good by Teri Ames
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2016

"A well-paced, compelling story of minor events and ordinary lives spiraling out of control."
In her debut novel, Ames presents an account of the ordeal faced by a mother accused of assault and child endangerment. Read full book review >