Search Results: "Preston L. Allen"


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EVERY BOY SHOULD HAVE A MAN by Preston L. Allen
Released: May 14, 2013

"A nimble fable whose bold narrative experiment is elevated by its near-biblical language and affectionate embrace of our inherent flaws."
In a world ruled by giant post-human beings, mankind is reduced to mere playthings in this fractured fairy tale. Read full book review >

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ALL OR NOTHING by Preston L. Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2007

"Fun time in the Inferno."
A gambler's hands and heart perpetually tremble in this raw story of addiction. Read full book review >

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Released: March 27, 1989

A haunting if sometimes discursive reprise of a sorry chapter in the history of the US Navy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"A sobering, useful compendium of questionable deeds most of us know about but would rather not discuss."
A survey of the everyday breakdown of ethical behavior and a strong case for a new emphasis on moral education in America. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR DRESS UP by Allen L. Sirois
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 1992

"Tall tale or fable, the idea here is slight but developed with amusing logic, while Street's complacently debonair dinosaurs, decked out in garish exaggeration of human attire, are sure to tickle young funny- bones. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Professor Saurus, dinosaur curator at the museum, explains what happened to the ancient giants: they wore clothes, avidly collecting costumes for different activities and competing for the most elegant styles—until they began to quarrel about fashion, tearing each other's garments to shreds and hanging around in their underwear, arguing. Read full book review >

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"A flawed hard-boiled mystery."
Stovey (In Danger's Way, 2012) delivers another private-eyenovel featuring ex-Special Ops captain Razor O'Banick. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"The authors do a commendable job of showing just how righteous Carter's cause was, bringing deserved honor to their subject."
A well-grounded exposé of the official racism that for more than half a century denied due honor to a combat hero, as told by his daughter-in-law and historian Allen (The Port Chicago Mutiny, 1989). Read full book review >

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THE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS EVERYONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT IN APRIL
by John DeNardo

April is bringing a whole new enticing batch of science fiction and fantasy books that will stretch your imagination. Here's a selection of the ones that will be generating the most buzz. You'll find fallen angels, Death's assistant, human refugees in space, a revolution against the One Percent, matriarchal lunar colonies, giant robots, genetic thrills, biotech-weird, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2004

"Yeomanly treatment of a man who 'wanted desperately to make his fortune but was seduced by the quest for knowledge.' (65 b&w illustrations, 12 maps)"
Rich with incident and novelty, the life of a swashbuckler whose exploits and writings impressed generations of readers, including Darwin and Humboldt, though he's little remembered today. Read full book review >

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ONLINE KIDS by Preston Gralla
Released: Aug. 30, 1996

"A must-have for classroom and family use. (b&w illustrations, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Online guides for children are proliferating, but Gralla's, subtitled ``A Young Surfer's Guide to Cyberspace,'' may be the best so far—a compendium of basic information on the major online services, the World Wide Web, chat, newsgroups, and e-mail, along with extensive listings of high-quality sites with descriptions, rated according to usefulness and coolness, and organized by topic. Read full book review >