Search Results: "R. Scott Appleby"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Marxist-Leninism."
Something rare: a fair-minded assessment of religious fundamentalism. Read full book review >

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THE JUDGING EYE by R. Scott Bakker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Best left to his devoted fan base; others may not have the stamina."
First installment of a new epic fantasy trilogy, set 20 years after Bakker's Prince of Nothing series. Read full book review >

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CLARITY IS DYING by R. Scott Franklin
Released: Feb. 11, 2012

"An uplifting story of a man revisiting his past to save the future for others."
In Franklin's debut novel, an obscure mountain town engages in legal fisticuffs versus Los Angeles over ownership of Lake Clarity. Read full book review >

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DARK ENTITIES by R. Scott Campbell
Released: June 28, 2013

"A pleasing, atmospheric YA adventure."
A sci-fi/horror YA novel that focuses on a small town in the shadow of an ancient phenomenon known as the Tor. Read full book review >

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BOBBY ETHER AND THE ACADEMY by R Scott Boyer
Released: Sept. 12, 2013

"An intriguing debut adventure from Boyer with a cliffhanger ending."
A young teen basketball star discovers he has special powers in Boyer's debut YA adventure. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE LUCK WARRIOR by R. Scott Bakker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2011

"It's the usual fantasy stuff, in other words, derivative of but much inferior to the Tolkien/Lewis/Peake schools of yore. Take it as good news or bad, but another volume in the series awaits."
By Crom and Ishtar, Batman: There's a minor epidemic of sword-and-sorcery epics out there, and now one of them is long-practicing fantasist Bakker's sequel to The Judging Eye (2009). Read full book review >

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SHORES OF KNOWLEDGE by Joyce Appleby
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2013

"Entertaining popular history."
A social historian explores the "intellectual consequences" of the expeditions of Christopher Columbus, which "nudg[ed] Europeans toward modern ways of thinking about their planet." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"Appleby presents the explosion of possibilities at the beginning of the 19th century in sparkling, jargon-free prose and vibrant detail, producing an indispensable guide to a fascinating, turbulent time. (Illustrations.)"
A treasure-trove of information about the early Republic, recreating an era that mixed cultural and emotional chaos with unprecedented opportunities at all levels of society. Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON by Joyce Appleby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A useful slap against the reactionaries who today claim descent from Jeffersonian ideals."
A portrait of our most controversial Founding Father as a genuine radical possessed of dangerous, frightening ideas about human nature and government. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2010

"A useful introduction to a vast, complex topic."
For the general reader, a survey of the origins and growth of capitalism. Read full book review >