Search Results: "Philip Gerard"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"The focus on this different type of soldier renders this more than a mere paean to the WWII generation; their stories offer intriguing evidence of a unique and selfless service that resonates poignantly in today's crisis-filled world. (Photos and illustrations throughout)"
A gripping account of the eclectic group of artists, sound engineers, theatrical designers, actors, and writers who became America's masters of battlefield deception during WWII. Read full book review >

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THE PATRON SAINT OF DREAMS by Philip Gerard
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 1, 2012

"A mixed bag, with a fine piece about baseball at the apex but with otherwise too few memorable moments."
Mannered essays, written to the academic creative-nonfiction formula, on hurricanes, spirits, death and other such weighty matters. Read full book review >

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DESERT KILL by Philip Gerard
Released: July 22, 1994

"A solid, satisfying read."
The action and descriptions in this haunting crime noir perfectly capture the beauty and brutality of its desert setting. Read full book review >

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THE THINGS WE DO WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING by Philip Gerard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"The best of these stories tell resonant and lyrical tales of the dangers and frustrations of life at all ages."
An intimate look at lives both everyday and surreal. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"Published in conjunction with the UN Conference on Environment and Development, Piel's scenario depends on much human goodwill and longer-range self-interest—and wouldn't that be nice?"
Saturated with facts but consistently engaging and readable, Piel's prescription for global salvation marshals history, anthropology, economics, and ecology to demonstrate the measures necessary to create an equitable and sustainable economy—one that's capable of absorbing a final doubling of the world's human population. Read full book review >

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DR. MORTIMER AND THE ALDGATE MYSTERY by Gerard Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2001

"Here, the good doctor attends young Lavinia Nancarrow only to discover that her influenza is less threatening than the sinister guardian who, in the best tradition of 'The Copper Beeches' and 'The Greek Interpreter,' is keeping her imprisoned in an Aldgate house."
Through a chronological accident worthy of Dr. Watson, this inaugural adventure of Dr. James Mortimer, the physician whose main claim to fame before this year was leaving a cane behind in Sherlock Holmes's rooms in The Hound of the Baskervilles, has already been preceded by his second (Dr. Mortimer and the Barking Man Mystery, p. 299). Read full book review >

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YOUNG IRELANDERS by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Gemlike stories that focus on contemporary issues in Ireland."
Donovan (Sunless, 2007, etc.) provides quiet stories of place and displacement, of relationships and disruption. Read full book review >

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SCHOPENHAUER’S TELESCOPE by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Overconstructed but intermittently superb: an ambitious if flawed debut from a promising writer."
Two men, one digging a hole, the other watching and talking, lay out the history of man's cruelty to man. Read full book review >

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SUNSHINE STATE by Sarah Gerard
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 11, 2017

"An intimate journey reveals a Florida few visitors would ever discover."
Decidedly odd characters emerge in eight autobiographical essays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date."
The former publisher of Scientific American undertakes a summary of the state of knowledge as a new century gets underway. Read full book review >