Search Results: "Peter N. Jensen"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SPONSOR by Peter N. Jensen
Released: July 5, 2012

"A modest style of writing paves the way for bold characters and a swift narrative cadence."
The apparent murder of a recovering alcoholic leads police to suspect the dead man's Alcoholics Anonymous sponsee. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 2009

"A valuable addition to World War I and civil-rights scholarship on a subject too frequently overlooked."
The story of the Harlem Hellfighters, an all-black regiment who fought against the Germans in World War I and against racism at home. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A welcome dose of sense as we begin to leave the decade, the century, the millennium."
An intelligent debunking of end-of-the-millennium hype from historian Stearns (Carnegie-Mellon Univ.) Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"With access to previously unattainable archives in Moscow and using extensive interviews and written material, Carroll tells a magnificent tale of hope, idealism, heroism, honor, death, and betrayal."
Tapping new sources for the first time, this must surely be considered the definitive work on Americans who fought and died for the Spanish Republic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 1997

"Others may see this as an interesting study that suggests the complexity of a phenomenon more convincingly than it accounts for it. (15 illustrations, not seen)"
This leftist academic examination of our collective fascination with dieting depicts it as a manifestation of capitalist consumer culture duking it out with the secular remnants of puritanism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MAYOR'S LIFE by David N. Dinkins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A frank, unique look at the many challenges in New York City politics."
A former New York City mayor recounts his personal journey from humble roots to running America's most iconic metropolis. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A complement to the memoirs of George Orwell and Ernest Hemingway, as well as Javier Cercas's novel Soldiers of Salamis (2004)—not quite in their league, but not far from it."
Fluent memoir by a veteran of a war that ended 70 years ago and is swiftly being forgotten. Read full book review >

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As I Was Young And Easy by Sharon Jensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2011

"A promising but uneven portrait of growing up in the expatriate world."
A Texas oilman's daughter comes of age in the 1950s and '60s while traveling the globe as part of an expatriate community. Read full book review >

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THE NINTH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX by Liz Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2005

"By turns disarmingly comical, absorbingly suspenseful, and finally shattering."
For everybody who thought they'd never see another novel like The Lovely Bones, a neurologist in Provence struggles to get a comatose nine-year-old to tell what put him into a persistent vegetative state. Read full book review >

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MILLENNIUM RISING by Jane Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Imaginative, snappy and incident-packed, though the plot would work better if Jensen didn't keep giving the game away: an exciting debut."
Near-future SF thriller from Jensen, designer of the Gabriel Knight computer-game mystery series. Read full book review >