Search Results: "Robert C. Hargreaves"


BOOK REVIEW

Mr. Bob, the Chicken Engineer by Robert C. Hargreaves
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"An alternate view of America's Vietnam experience from a worthy participant who left behind not bomb craters but chickens, pigs and grapes.  
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A poultry specialist recalls a two-year tour in Vietnam in this unassuming memoir of a noncombatant who, in his own way, worked to win the hearts and minds of the people. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 26, 1990

Here, Tucker (Politics/Princeton; The Marxian Revolutionary Idea, 1969) persuasively depicts Stalin as a traditional Russian despot who, while purporting to lead a revolution, reverted to the authoritarianism of the Tatars and czars. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"A fascinating and well-written account."
An intelligent history of how Americans have tended to see the world as the battleground between absolute good and absolute evil. Read full book review >

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A REPORT FROM GROUP 17 by Robert C. O'Brien
Released: March 27, 1972

"Just as it should be — congealing and urgently convincing and you'll be turning the pages with bitten fingernails."
This bonafide nerve-end entertainment, an Andromeda Strain variant, takes place on the Potomac behind the iron gates of the Villa Petrograd where Schutz, a former Nazi experimenter-exterminator currently employed by the Russians, is working on some viral horror which can filter through the waters to the capital. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Appealing reading for those interested in memoirs about the Camino de Santiago and other epic modern-day treks."
A journalist chronicles his month-long, 500-mile trek with his grown son along one of the world's most famous pilgrim routes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2005

"Regrettably, this book is being pitched to the mass market. What is not arcane is often a series of howlers in the service of dumbed-down drama."
An amateurish chronicle of an extraordinarily professional effort—the forensic identification of those killed at the World Trade Center. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Quibbles aside, a useful overview of a momentous man and his music."
Metropolitan Opera fans will enjoy this up-close-and-personal look at one of the world's best conductors. Read full book review >

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Z FOR ZACHARIAH by Robert C. O'Brien
Released: Feb. 18, 1975

"So, less convincingly so, is her abz naivete in a day and age which has just come to an end."
Z is for Zachariah, the last name in fifteen-year-old Ann Burden's Bible school alphabet book; it's also for zero population after nuclear bombs and nerve gas seem to have destroyed everyone in the world except Ann in her Amish country valley (her family left it and seem singularly unregretted but then Ann is one of those unthinking practical types) who is making it alone with her brother's dog Faro, with their cow, chickens, the diminishing supplies from the store and her garden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAMS AND SHADOWS by C. Robert Cargill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A mesmerizing and highly original debut."
Contemporary fairies-among-us yarn; screenwriter and film critic Cargill's debut. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF THE DARK THINGS by C. Robert Cargill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Highly impressive while not always fully engaging, though fans of the first book won't be disappointed."
Sequel to Dreams and Shadows (2013), an urban fantasy following the career of young Austin, Texas, wizard Colby Stevens. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 1, 1971

An extensively revised edition of Clarke's Going Into Space (1954), with new chapters on space stations and "harvests of space" (benefits incurred from space exploration to date). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIBRA ROAD by Paul Hargreaves
MYSTERY THRILLER

"A clever, intricately plotted thriller."
A financially strapped advertising executive faces murder charges after a stranger approaches him with a disturbing proposition in Hargreaves' debut novel. Read full book review >