Search Results: "Robert G. Pielke"


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A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM by Robert G. Pielke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2010

"An exciting, enticing first entry in a planned series."
A historical fantasy starring a visitor from the 22nd century and Abraham Lincoln. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"A thoughtful, thorough and novel take on time-travel tropes."
Doctor Who meets Glory in this smart sci-fi adventure. Read full book review >

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HUMAN by Robert G. Berke
Released: Dec. 18, 2011

"A rough-and-tumble combination of science fiction, crime and romance that ultimately succeeds in salvaging the best from each genre to comment meaningfully on the perplexing—and often uncertain—nature of human identity."
First-time novelist Berke examines the tenuous relationship between the mental and the corporeal in a tale of political tug-of-war between the secret operatives of two world superpowers. Read full book review >

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SWEDE by Robert G. Masin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2010

"Affectionate, with a bracing air of locality—the kind of microhistory that will yield gold for more sweeping history projects."
Masin's portrait of his father, a renowned athlete of northern New Jersey in the '30s and '40s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2009

"Eye-opening, and a key to understanding how money works in Washington—for the most part, corruptly."
Evenhanded study of the role of special-interest dollars in contemporary governance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2013

"Remember that old saw about making sausages and making laws—that you don't want to know too much about either one? Kaiser disproves it with this lucid if sometimes numbing book."
A painstaking, richly detailed look at how the suite of financial reforms that followed the bank near-collapse of 2008 came to be—and nearly didn't come to be, even as they were defanged. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 1991

"A savvy, closely reasoned appraisal of an embattled kingpin who has been overtaken by events he initiated."
An illuminating, interpretive report on Mikhail Gorbachev's exercise of power, which concludes that his reforms may do more to expose than remedy the deficiencies of the Soviet Union's sociopolitical and economic institutions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"For a progressive Democrat, the sound bites of the century."
The last hundred years" worth of our most historical, powerful—and progressive—verbal addresses. Read full book review >

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DAD AND ME IN THE MORNING by Patricia Lakin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

Before dawn, the boy puts on his hearing aids and clothes and quietly wakes his dad with a flashlight; the two are going on a special excursion to the nearby beach to smell the seaweed, watch such early risers as a rabbit or a hermit crab, and wade in the icy water. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Despite organizational problems, a vigorous account packed with action and adventure. (Two b&w photo inserts—not seen.)"
As the Columbus quincentennial approaches, a swashbuckling marine archaeologist/adventurer and his wife—with over 20 books to their credit (Into the Deep, 1977; Still More Adventurers, 1976, etc.)—recall how for three decades he searched for and found evidence of pre-Columbian contact between the Old World and the New. Read full book review >