Search Results: "Robert Ferguson"


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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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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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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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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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THE ANGEL OF DEATH by Alane Ferguson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An entertaining read. (Fiction. YA)"
Her rare talent for examining corpses and an aching secret separates 17-year-old Cameryn from her friends and family in this mystery by Edgar Award-winning author Ferguson. Read full book review >

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WHERE SUCCESS LIES by Rhona Ferguson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Has heart but lacks craft and efficiency."
In Ferguson's debut novel based on a true story, a driven businesswoman takes extreme and innovative measures to combat prejudice and propel her career. Read full book review >

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LAND OF LINCOLN by Andrew Ferguson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"Colorful, opinionated, openly hostile to the new historians—and great fun to read. "
A search for traces of the Great Emancipator in today's America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Helpful graphs and tabular material throughout."
An arresting collection of revisionist essays that (despite what will strike most readers as a surfeit of donnish baggage) put a fresh spin on Tip O'Neill's dictum that money is the mother's milk of politics. Read full book review >

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Blue's Point by Richard Ferguson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2014

"Respectful and astute handling of serious social conflicts in a satisfying yarn."
In Ferguson's (The Thin Line Between Life and Death, 2013, etc.) thriller, a just-released convict and a journalist travel to a small Texas town where racial tension breeds contempt and violence.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2009

"A somewhat useful documentation, but a shorter, tighter tale would have been welcome."
A sometimes sluggish recitation of a thrilling episode at the dawn of the Bolshevik era. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Serviceable but ponderous. Best for those engaged in humanitarian-aid and international-development work, but readers seeking depth on the Aral issue will do better to turn to Tom Bissell's much superior Chasing the Sea (2003)."
The Aral Sea of Central Asia has all but disappeared within the space of a generation. Writes international-aid consultant and debut author Ferguson, "the disaster was ultimately caused by the sort of mad obsession that lays claim to the human conscience when it carries out a murder." Read full book review >

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Released: June 13, 2013

"The author's apocalypse will result from conservative bugaboos, and he delivers an entertaining, often convincing polemic."
As Oswald Spengler's massive 1918 classic Decline of the West approaches its 100th anniversary, announcements of the apocalypse continue to pour off the presses. Readers could do much worse than read this one from the prolific Ferguson (History/Harvard Univ.; Civilization: The West and the Rest, 2011). Read full book review >