Search Results: "Phil Velikan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"This account of man's romance with flight doesn't break any new ground but offers a good grounding in the field as well as thoughts to ponder about the impact of aviation on modern life."
Flying in the face of redundancy, aviation journalist and pilot Scott concisely chronicles the history of manned flight from its faltering first steps to its later deadly application above the WW I battlefield. Read full book review >

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CURFEW by Phil Rickman
Released: July 7, 1993

"Old stuff made to dance anew with smart writing, classy passages."
Horror myth meets New Age psychology on the ghost-riddled border of England and Wales. Read full book review >

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RAINBOW by Phil Pearson
Released: Sept. 6, 2013

"An imaginative and strange tale that could use a bit more plot development."
A schoolboy goes on a dangerous adventure to the Brazilian jungle to save a magical plant in this debut children's tale. Read full book review >

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PUNK AVENUE by Phil Marcade
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"Must-read for those who love that era and want a fresh perspective on it."
A musician's memoir of punk rock in its New York City heyday shows how much fun it was while it lasted, before AIDS and heroin had the last laugh. Read full book review >

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MUST BE RELEVANT TO MAKE SOME MONEY by Phil Copeland
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 24, 2016

"Extremely well organized and written with a keen observational eye; makes a strong case for business leaders to increase their awareness of key strategic areas and hone skills that can make their companies significant and profitable."
A debut book addresses specific fundamentals of achieving business relevancy. Read full book review >

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REDEPLOYMENT by Phil Klay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A no-nonsense and informed reckoning with combat."
A sharp set of stories, the author's debut, about U.S. soldiers in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and their aftermaths, with violence and gallows humor dealt out in equal measure. Read full book review >

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BUSTED by Phil Bildner
FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"However, this book has a place in public libraries serving teens with a reputation for partying. (Fiction. YA)"
Four connected stories about happenings at fictional Coldwater Creek High School may raise some adult eyebrows, but teens, especially reluctant readers, may think these guys have got it going on. Read full book review >

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RIVER STREET by Phil Condon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 1994

"Too macho for its own good."
A flat, emotionless style deadens the impact of this debut collection of short stories and a novella. Read full book review >

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ELIXIR by Phil Cleary
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2013

"A perfectly calibrated thriller, memorable for how closely it cleaves to reality."
Cleary's blistering debut sees a pharmaceutical lab create a life-extending compound that, if not properly controlled, could unravel civilization. Read full book review >