Search Results: "Randall Heskett"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Despite the seemingly esoteric topic, the authors skillfully enliven daily life in the distant past, whether detailing amphoras or wine gods—a worthy complement to literature on agriculture in antiquity."
History of biblical viticulture, from Genesis through the New Testament, and the role wine played in the "evolution of humanity from nomadism to a settled society." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1992

"The reader-friendly text has a wealth of helpful tabular material throughout."
An attention-grabbing audit by two Harvard Business School professors of the role that culture (broadly defined as the shared attitudes, behavioral patterns, and values that cohesive human groups pass on from one generation to the next) can play in the capacity of major corporations to succeed or fail in the marketplace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 2016

"A rigorous textual juxtaposition of two faiths, marred by uneven writing."
A comparative study of Christianity and Islam that seeks to spell out terms of reconciliation between the two religions. Read full book review >

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SOUTH OF GOOD by Randall Reneau
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An effervescent ride chock-full of memorable action and characters."
A Texas sheriff tries to take down a drug lord pushing cocaine across the Mexican-U.S. border and winds up dodging bullets in Cuba and the Cayman Islands in Reneau's (Ruby Silver, 2014, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"A carefully calculated, sober discussion of why race will continue to haunt American politics."
The bestselling author of Nigger (2002) explores the racial issues surrounding President Obama's election and administration. Read full book review >

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DREAMS OF THE DEAD by Thomas Randall
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"While a rather mediocre horror offering that tends to rely too heavily on plot to drive its action forward, it does incorporate many elements of contemporary Japanese culture and thus may appeal to those with an interest in it, especially manga fans. (Horror. YA)"
Newly transplanted to Japan, 16-year-old blond-haired, blue-eyed Kara Foster is a gaijin, or outsider. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"A solid sequel; buy where the first is popular. (Fantasy. YA)"
Clovermead Wickward, erstwhile innkeeper's daughter, has accepted her heritage as the heir of Chandlefort—but hates it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 1999

"For anyone interested in contemporary faith, politics, and culture, and for anyone who wants to know how we got from Plymouth Rock to Pat Robertson."
Six essays on evangelicalism from America's keenest observer of contemporary religion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACE, CRIME, AND THE LAW by Randall Kennedy
NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1997

"Whether his specific analyses are right or wrong, Kennedy's insistence on substituting thought for sloganeering is a refreshing anomaly in the bitter debate over the legal system's treatment of minorities. (Author tour)"
``The most salient feature of race relations in America at the end of the twentieth century is its complexity,'' writes Kennedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 1996

"Although Randall opens the door to understanding the significant relationships women have with money, she fails to cross the threshold into serious analysis."
Randall, a writer, photographer, and political activist, gambles big by attempting to tackle such an inherently complex topic as money. Read full book review >