Search Results: "Robert C. Winkles"


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SAWDUST by Robert C. Winkles
Released: Nov. 29, 2012

"A solid entry in the sci-fi genre, with enough horror and supernatural elements to discourage readers from turning off their lights."
People from across the United States band together to stop dimension-hopping demons from annihilating humankind in the author's latest sci-fi outing (The Aladdin Project, 2011). Read full book review >

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THE CHARIK by Robert C. Wahl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 2014

"A fine thriller greatly enhanced by Wahl's superb attention to detail."
Violent, unexplained phenomena put a family in harm's way in Wahl's (Ride the Giant Wolf, 2013) spectral thriller. 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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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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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: 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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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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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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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 >