Search Results: "Richard C. Thuss"


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MURDER IN PORT AUX BASQUES by Richard C. Thuss
Released: Oct. 24, 2012

"A laid-back and enjoyable mystery."
In Thuss' (The Effect on the Soul, 2011, etc.) thriller, a vacationing widower becomes ensnared in an international terrorist plot in Newfoundland, Canada. Read full book review >

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"An engaging, inspiring account of those willing to place themselves in danger in order to save lives."
A Korean War saga with implications for modern medical care. Read full book review >

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REDSKINS by C. Richard King
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"In the meantime, King shows why this controversy matters well beyond the football field."
This academic analysis suggests that the team name of the NFL's Washington, D.C., franchise is both reprehensible and indefensible. Read full book review >

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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY by Richard C. Morais
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"Will this book eventually become a Merchant-Ivory film, laden with choice roles for Indian actors and featuring (a no-brainer, this) Meryl Streep as Mme. Mallory? An appetizing idea, n'est-ce pas?"
Precise descriptive writing offers much to savor in this bouillabaisse of a first novel from a former Forbes editor. Read full book review >

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BUDDHALAND BROOKLYN by Richard C. Morais
Released: July 17, 2012

"Morais writes with sensitivity and insight about the many ways American life challenges the Reverend Oda's equanimity."
A gentle Buddhist priest from Japan is given the task of building a temple in the Little Calabria section of Brooklyn, and the results are both calamitous and sweet. Read full book review >

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But By the Chance of War by Richard C. Lyons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A sometimes brilliant and often moving poetic exploration of humanity's warlike ways."
A chronicle of mankind's destructive urges through the ages, rendered in four epic poems spanning four wars and 1,500 years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"A smart introduction to philanthropy in the digital age."
Technology is transforming philanthropy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A well-reported take on the Midwest's precarious economic, political and social condition, with a provocative prescription for its survival in the global world."
Nearly three years after Thomas L. Friedman famously declared the world "flat," a former Chicago Tribune foreign correspondent and native Iowan examines the Midwest's struggle with the new world economy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 13, 2011

"In his zeal, Francis provides a primer of a new science that will please some readers; others may want—and can expect—more in-depth accounts to come."
Science writer Francis (Why Men Won't Ask for Directions, 2003) sets out to dethrone the notion that genes are the "directors" of the "plays" that are our lives, orchestrating our development and determining our risk for disease and sundry physical and behavioral traits. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Deep, introspective and somber, this is by far Lindberg's most personal book to date."
A prolific Chicagoan journalist climbs his family tree. Read full book review >