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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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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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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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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CUSP by Robert A. Metzger
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"Overcomplicated by several orders of magnitude, with anonymous characters mystifyingly associated with a ferocious and largely unfathomable plot. Still, minds will boggle at the extravagance of Metzger's imagination."
Widescreen Technicolor extravaganza involving physics, aliens, cyborgs, artificial intelligence, superhumans, and what-all, from the author of Picoverse (not seen). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"In the end, there's a simple lack of value added: most Americans are familiar with the conspiracy theories described here, and mere description without any compelling synthesis or analysis is pretty dull stuff."
A less-than-fascinating look at America's fascination with conspiracy theories. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE STAR by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 15, 1956

"Not too far flung nor far fetched."
Lorenzo Smythe, an actor, is persuaded to impersonate the Chief Minister, Bonforte, whose disappearance and non-appearance at an important Martian meeting will threaten an already uneasy equilibrium between the races of both planets. Read full book review >

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CHARACTER ABOVE ALL by Robert A. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 1996

"Soon to be a PBS special hosted by Jim Lehrer, an enjoyable glimpse of the lives of our recent presidents."
Ten essays that attempt, with varying success, to define presidential character. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 1992

"Remarkable mainly for its consistently graceless style, the text includes over 30 pages of photographs—not seen."
A truncated history of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, which reads more like jottings from a house organ than a presumably objective journalist's reportage on a consequential outpost of laissez-faire capitalism. Read full book review >