Search Results: "Robert A. Ferguson"


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INFERNO by Robert A. Ferguson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2014

"An important wake-up call about an emerging crisis that threatens to become a human rights scandal of global proportions."
An eye-opening report about how the United States, with just 5 percent of the world's population, holds 25 percent of the world's incarcerated population. Read full book review >

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SCANDINAVIANS by Robert Ferguson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"A delightful history in which the author truly captures 'the soul of the North.'"
An eye-opening history of a region and culture "vibrant with people, noise, chance, life." Read full book review >

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THE VIKINGS by Robert Ferguson
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2009

"Provides a significant deepening of our knowledge of the Vikings."
Scandinavian studies scholar Ferguson puts the violence back in the Viking Age in his knotty, dense, intriguing look at these restless voyagers and conquerors. Read full book review >

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HENRY MILLER by Robert Ferguson
Released: May 27, 1991

"The last years are quite sad."
Second life of Henry Miller reviewed this issue (see Mary V. Dearborn's ``The Happiest Man Alive'', above), this one longer, more richly detailed, with bigger critiques of Miller's works. Read full book review >

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Fool's Paradise by Robert E. Ferguson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

"An entertaining, if somewhat overwhelming, adventure tale."
A swashbuckling adventure novel, the first in a planned trilogy, that tells the story of modern-day pirate Bobby McAllister. Read full book review >

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MAKING CONFLICT WORK by Peter T. Coleman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A useful guide to developing capabilities for dealing with many sorts of conflict. Good reading for human resource managers."
A practical guide intended to aid in the alleviation of everyday workplace conflicts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A surfeit of reinvented wheels and overbearing, jargon-marred preaching."
In the wake of accepting N.Y.C.'s Catholic Archdiocese as a PR client of Hill & Knowlton Inc. last year, Dilenschneider was obliged to step down as the firm's CEO. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 23, 2010

"A well-told tale of ego and politics subverting justice and a military with a conspicuous lack of honor, set against the misery of wartime Korea."
Attorney Shaines details his experience with a nasty piece of legal and military skullduggery that happened during the Korean War. Read full book review >

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THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST by Robert A. Heinlein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1980

"Heinlein raised, for better and worse, to the Heinlein-est power."
The Number of the Beast in Revelations is 666; but mathematician Jacob Burroughs has projected a six-dimensional cosmos in which the number of alternative universes adds up to 6 raised to the 6th power and then raised to the 6th again! Read full book review >

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FARMER IN THE SKY by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 11, 1950

"However, the story leans too much on the novelty and the characters lack substance."
The woozy vision of science fiction insinuates itself again into the juvenile field in this peculiar yarn about a trip in a space ship and pioneering on the planet Ganymede. Read full book review >