Search Results: "Robert C. Mason"


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WOODLAND LITTER CRITTERS ABC by Patience H. C. Mason
Released: June 1, 2014

"A book that will engage young readers with its unusual creatures and may inspire them to create their own."
A host of strange and delightful creatures made from seeds, leaves and vines populates the pages of this first children's book by the Masons (Recovering from the War, 1998). Read full book review >

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CHICKENHAWK: BACK IN THE WORLD by Robert Mason
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"Enough of this author's life, already; henceforth, he should stick to his clever, winsome thrillers."
The trials and triumphs of a Vietnam vet, revealed in a soft- spoken, sometimes even bloodless sequel to Mason's acclaimed war memoir, Chickenhawk (1983). Read full book review >

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SOLO by Robert Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Much fun for the techno-credulous."
Solo, the charming superrobot who was left to drown at the end of Mason's Weapon (1989), found that his waterproofing was better than design specs called for. Read full book review >

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WEAPON by Robert Mason
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Released: April 3, 1989

A sort of goofy, sort of charming, completely obvious techno-thriller about an artificially intelligent robot sent to Nicaragua, who decides his mission against the Sandinistas is wrong and sides with a village full of colorful campesinos. Read full book review >

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BORN BRIGHT by C. Nicole Mason
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A thoughtful, well-crafted rejoinder to Claude Brown's half-century-old Manchild in the Promised Land, speaking to the power of hope and the institutional changes needed to make hope possible."
The aspirational story of a young African-American woman's rise from poverty. Read full book review >

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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"More an annals than a biography."
A rather dreary life of one of the lions of the American left. Read full book review >

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KARAJAN by Robert C. Bachmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"Despite an air of superiority, a compelling read—and excellent on Karajan's conducting style. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The debeautification of a lonely, self-dramatizing, praise- seeking colossus, conductor Herbert von Karajan (1908-89), whom Swiss musicologist Bachmann esteems as a very great European conductor but a man trapped in fairy tales. Read full book review >

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DR. ATKINS' NEW DIET REVOLUTION by Robert C. Atkins
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1992

"Still, get ready for a blitz."
Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution, published two decades ago, sold millions of copies but was denounced by medical authorities for its unsound high-calorie, low-carbohydrate regimen. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2004

"'Many early symptoms that heralded the Roman decline may be seen in our own nation today,' writes Byrd. Few students and practitioners of politics are better equipped to make such assessments. An outstanding broadside from a true patriot."
"I do not want to remember my country as being on the side of evil": the distinguished gentleman from West Virginia—whose service and tenure in the Senate are legendary—pulls tight his toga and renders withering scorn unto Caesar. Read full book review >