Search Results: "Robert E. Mutch"


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BUYING THE VOTE by Robert E. Mutch
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"An excellent discussion of election finance reform for policymakers and political watchers—though the audience may not include many general readers."
Independent legal scholar Mutch (Campaigns, Congress and Courts: The Making of Federal Campaign Finance Law, 1988) contends that the Citizens United (2010) Supreme Court ruling has reversed more than 100 years of electoral reform and overthrown long-accepted legal definitions of equality, democracy and free speech. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT PLANET EARTH? by Robert E. Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A good beginning look at the special features that make Earth our home. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Wells explores the characteristics that make Earth capable of sustaining life. Read full book review >

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SIMEON PETER'S SIN by Robert E. Bailot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"An ideologically and dramatically gripping novel of Christianity's birth pangs."
A debut historical novel about the turbulent early years of Christianity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 2009

"An inspirational look at one man's journey from meaningless success to a life of purpose."
A philosophical guide to an enlightened life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Although Thayer seems to be trying to reach a broad audience by putting discussions of methodology and various technical issues in back-of-the-book notes, his classroom style diminishes this work's appeal for the general reader."
A somewhat didactic examination of the biological and psychological bases of normal moods, along with research-based advice on changing bad ones into good ones. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"In brief, then, an interpretive, warts-and-all portrait of a consequential conservative. (8 pages of photos—not seen.)"
Herzstein (History/Univ. of South Carolina) offers a liberal's critical appraisal of the life, times, and fortunes of Henry Robinson Luce at the height of his considerable powers during the convulsive period that preceded and encompassed WW II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A genial guide to this brave new world of Napster and Netscape."
An economist describes and assesses for the lay reader the varieties of current e-market models and speculates about the future of e-commerce. Read full book review >

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Released: May 21, 1990

"A very flat performance; the ending promises at least one more installment."
Third in a series that began with Dragon's Gold and Serpent's Silver, featuring a prophecy, a young hero, and several parallel magical worlds—in short, the familiar Anthony formula. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 1994

"In all, an authoritative and accessible survey of a life-or- death issue. (Maps; 16 pages of b&w photos—not seen)"
A grim reminder that much of the post-cold war world remains armed and dangerous. Read full book review >

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ORC'S OPAL by Piers Anthony
Released: Dec. 20, 1990

Fourth in the series, following Chimaera's Copper (p. 616), featuring Kelvin the Roundear's fun-filled family adventures in various magical "frames" as the wizard Mouvar's Prophesy moves toward completion—despite the frothy complications introduced by the contending good and evil characters. Read full book review >

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CUSTER’S LUCK by Robert Skimin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2000

"Skimin is an experienced hand at the 'might have been' (Apache Autumn, 1993, etc.), and backstopped by researcher Moody, he gives us a plausible Custer, flawed, flamboyant, and thoroughly entertaining."
Little Big Horn goes Custer's way in this lively "what if" novel. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Loads of improbable action, a frenetic pace, monsters and magics galore, and no claim to seriousness: precisely the formula that has succeeded throughout the series, and a satisfying finale for the fans."
Fifth and concluding volume of the series (most recently Orc's Opal) about Kelvin of Rud, the Roundear of Prophesy, and the magical tussle between the good (and mostly offstage) wizard Mouvar and the evil Professor Devale. Read full book review >