Search Results: "R. Jay Magill Jr."


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2012

"Sincerity proves to be a richer, more provocative topic than readers might initially suspect."
An illumination of the shifting attitudes and ambivalence toward a value that society claims to hold in high esteem. Read full book review >

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THE KILLER'S GAME by Jay R. Bonansinga
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1997

"Unbelievable, over-the-top mayhem, rendered in a faux tough- guy prose. (Author tour)"
A hardcover debut that delivers the punch of early Spillane, the pace of The Fugitive, and the body count of a Schwarzenegger epic with all the credibility of Batman. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST SEVENTEEN by John R. Burgoon Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2014

"A sometimes frustrating memoir, but one endowed with personality."
In this memoir, Burgoon (It All Counts on Twenty, 2014) recalls living in many different homes during his early years. Read full book review >

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THE LAST SICARIUS by Van R. Mayhall Jr.
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"An exhilarating companion piece to the first in the series."
Ancient languages professor Dr. Cloe Lejeune returns to stop an evil organization from locating a cave of oil jars crucial to the survival of Christianity in Mayhall's (Judas the Apostle, 2013) latest religious thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2014

"An intelligent, elegant call to action in the defense of fresh water."
Porter (History/St. Edward's Univ.) addresses the legal, social, economic and environmental consequences of our present water rights system, a serious disaster in the making. Read full book review >

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Small Fires in the Sun by Herbert R. Metoyer Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Exhaustively researched and unflinching in its descriptions, bringing early America to life while shedding light on some of its least remembered founders."
A sprawling historical drama chronicling the Colonial history of Louisiana. Read full book review >

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WHAT IS YOUR CALLING? by Philip R. Newell Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2016

"Worthwhile insight on the role of the church in social justice movements."
A concise debut memoir of a Protestant pastor in the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

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PARADOX by E. Magill
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"Dense and sometimes confusing but offers red meat to technical sci-fi lovers."
In this sci-fi novel, humankind is on the verge of extinction and a secret time-travel mission may hold answers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

OVERCOMING MALE INFERTILITYUnderstanding Its Causes and TreatmentsSchover, Leslie R. & Anthony J. Thomas Jr., M.D. Read full book review >

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I AM THE WORLD by Charles R. Smith Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Well-intentioned and superficially attractive, this celebration of children and culture ultimately fails to educate or entertain. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Once again, Smith offers appealing portraits of children in an effort to express the value of diversity (My People, by Langston Hughes, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Superb stories by writers who know and love the game; an ode to the show. (Linked short stories. 14 & up)"
Gladiators meet at the Cage, a fenced-in basketball court at West 4th in Manhattan, one of the legendary sites of playground ball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A challenging, sometimes beautiful tribute to a modern-day hero—attractive, impressive and dramatic, but not a knockout. (timeline) (Poetry/nonfiction. 10+)"
Smith's most ambitious project to date celebrates the life of Muhammad Ali, from his Olympic gold medal in 1960, renowned fights with Sonny Liston and Joe Frazier, his personal battle with Parkinson's syndrome to the dramatic lighting of the Olympic torch at the 1996 Atlanta games. Read full book review >