Search Results: "Richard J. Moss"


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THE KINGDOM OF GOLF IN AMERICA by Richard J. Moss
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2013

"A valuable survey of U.S. golf history, but a bit too dry and academic for casual readers."
Moss (History, Emeritus/Colby Coll.; Eden in the Pines: A History of Pinehurst Village, 2005, etc.) presents a study of golf's development in the United States. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2000

"Thoughtful reportage and analysis from a distinguished jurist and witness of the prosecution."
South African judge Goldstone, drawing on his experiences investigating the causes of political unrest during South Africa's transition to democracy and as chief prosecutor of Yugoslavian and Rwandan war crimes, offers a cogent memoir of those times as well as a brief for supporting an international criminal court. Read full book review >

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THE COMING OF THE THIRD REICH by Richard J. Evans
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2004

"A peerless work, the first of a projected three volumes. Of immense importance to general readers—and even some specialists—seeking to understand the origins of the Nazi regime."
A brilliant synthesis of German history, enumerating and elucidating the social, political, and cultural trends that made the rise of Nazism possible. Read full book review >

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WHAT IS MENTAL ILLNESS? by Richard J. McNally
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2011

"Compassionate and insightful."
McNally (Psychology/Harvard Univ.; Remembering Trauma, 2003, etc.) takes a hard look at statistics that seem to indicate that "[m]adness…is rampant in America." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2005

"Engrossing study of top-level creativity-by-committee."
Tofel (Vanishing Point, 2004, etc.) concludes that JFK aide and speechwriter Theodore C. Sorenson was the principal author of the 1961 inaugural address. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2004

"Casts intriguing new light on a famous unsolved mystery. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
The life and colorful times of a New York State Supreme Court justice who went missing one warm August evening in 1930. Read full book review >

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BOMBS OVER LONDON by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Lively writing and a smattering of line drawings make for an enjoyable adventure that will entice readers to go along with Mira. (author's note, bibliography) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In the latest installment in the Mira's Diary time-travel series, Mira pursues her missing mother, Serena, to 1917 London. Read full book review >

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TRUE HEART by Marissa Moss
Released: March 1, 1999

"A rousing and romantic tale. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A deeply satisfying story of longing and hard work fulfilled, inspired by an obscure historical photograph. Read full book review >

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FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER by Miriam Moss
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 30, 1991

"Of some limited use as a vocational introduction; anyone interested in hard information of any depth will need to go elsewhere. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the new ``Fashion World'' series—brief overviews of aspects of the fashion industry—an introduction to what it takes to begin and carry on this career, with sharply reproduced color photos and the outlooks of some important photographers presented in brief quotes. Read full book review >

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CARAVAGGIO by Marissa Moss
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Overall, Moss tells an absorbing, informative story set in a fascinating time replete with political intrigue, bustle, and corruption. (author's note, timeline, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 12-17)"
A fictionalized account of the Italian painter's tumultuous life hews to the historical timeline. Read full book review >