Search Results: "Richard A. Baker"


BOOK REVIEW

THE AMERICAN SENATE by Neil MacNeil
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2013

"A useful, engaging primer for anyone wishing to understand the politics, precedent and procedures that have shaped the Senate."
Two longtime observers of our government in action offer a multidimensional study of the history, traditions and culture of the United States Senate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2005

"Anger may be a part of life, but excessive rage is not. Baker is a capable guide to overcoming the anger habit."
Step-by-step anger management. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH POST-BLACKNESS by Houston A. Baker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A thoughtful, if not gentle, scholarly refutation of a controversial claim of a post-racial society."
What does it mean to be black in America now? A wide variety of scholars and deep thinkers respond in these essays on race, society, art and more. Read full book review >

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INVENTING LEONARDO by A. Richard Turner
Released: Oct. 11, 1993

"Mona Lisa. (Sixty-nine illustrations—not seen)"
A clever conceit—how each century creates its own version of Leonardo, revealing truths about both the painter and the evolution of culture—artfully constructed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"Not a feel-good book, but a stat-packed call to salads."
In his debut, Oppenlander derides our animal-based diets and encourages awareness of food choices as they affect our lives and the planet. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER CHARIOT KILLER by Richard A. Lupoff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1996

"But, with quietly engaging Lindsey at the center, this leisurely, fanciful whirl of subplots and curious digressions holds some old-fashioned appeal, if few surprises."
The sixth outing for Denver insurance investigator Hobart Lindsey (The Cover Girl Killer, 1995, etc.) once again colors a modern mystery with historical sidelights. Read full book review >

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THE EMERALD CAT KILLER by Richard A. Lupoff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"The last in Lupoff's Lindsey and Plum series reveals whodunit early on. It really doesn't matter, for the sterling tale is complex and packed with well-developed characters."
A retired insurance adjuster is called back to solve just one more case. Read full book review >

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FIDDLE GAME by Richard A. Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Over-plotted, but the amiable protagonist and colorful supporting cast provide much compensation in Thompson's promising debut."
A beleaguered bail bondsman, a storied violin and a shaggy dog of a fiddle. Read full book review >

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PINNACLE EVENT by Richard A. Clarke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 19, 2015

"Thriller lovers no longer need the USSR and the Cold War for a scary-good story—just lose track of a few A-bombs for an exciting and all-too-plausible novel."
A fast-moving international thriller by the counterterrorism expert and author of Sting of the Drone (2014).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"An accessible glimpse of a gay-positive approach to psychoanalysis, which should interest both the gay and psychoanalytic communities. (Author tour)"
Isay (Being Homosexual, 1989) discusses the role psychoanalysis can play in helping gay men to embrace their identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK CITY SAINT by Richard A. Knaak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Melodramatic and forgettable."
A legendary figure-turned-paranormal investigator protects Prohibition-era Chicago against otherworldly influences in the first of a series by an author best known for his epic fantasy (The Horned Blade, 2015). Read full book review >