Search Results: "Robert J. Mrazek"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 26, 2005

"Excellently researched and argued; a useful adjunct to Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin's broader-ranging American Prometheus."
Did a vast right-wing conspiracy bring down the peace wing of the American nuclear establishment? Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN'S BRIDGE by Robert J. Mrazek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Mrazek's (The Bone Hunters, 2015, etc.) gritty, vulnerable sleuth is a compelling protagonist whose first-person narration is punchy and lucid. An auspicious series debut."
College officials try to block the investigation of a campus crime, but a dogged security officer can't turn his back. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 8, 2008

"Despite the lowbrow historiography, an admirable addition to the histories of air battles that turned the tide against the Japanese."
Satisfying though excessively popularized history of the bomber group that, legend has it, won the Battle of Midway. Read full book review >

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STONEWALL'S GOLD by Robert J. Mrazek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A gripping, well-researched, and vivid debut."
This first novel by ex-Congressman Mrazek is a deft and fast-paced historical adventure, involving a ragtag group of villains, double agents, and a tough-minded young hero and heroine contending for a cache of gold. Read full book review >

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DEADLY EMBRACE by Robert J. Mrazek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2006

"Confident, readable and pleasingly busy entertainment, flavored with a dash of disenchantment."
In war-scarred London as the Allies prepare to invade Europe, an intrepid American female investigator tackles low crime in high places. Read full book review >

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UNHOLY FIRE by Robert J. Mrazek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Tautly gripping, with vividly malevolent characters and some excellent historical color."
A Civil War whodunit by former US congressman and second-novelist Mrazek (Stonewall's Gold, 1999) describes a combat veteran's 1863 quest for a prostitute's murderer. Read full book review >

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J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

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DR. J by Karl Taro Greenfeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A good enough treatment of the phenomenon called 'Dr. J' and an especially thoughtful account of the man, Julius Erving."
The NBA's most transformative player submits an unusually revealing autobiography. Read full book review >

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J. P. by John Mooers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2013

"A history buff's guilty pleasure, offering a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of a man whose impact on society lasts to this day."
A historical novel that paints an intimate portrait of J.P. Morgan, U.S. banker, financier and philanthropist. Read full book review >

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GENERATION J by Lisa Schiffman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Schiffman's challenge will be to sustain her winsome, ironical tone as (and if) she enters more deeply into Jewish community. (Author tour)"
With a blessedly light touch, Schiffman, formerly an editor with the San Francisco Review of Books and until recently a nonobservant Jew, relates her beginner's quest for a Judaism she can genuinely practice and believe. Read full book review >

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OSCAR J by Sherlene Adolphe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"A compassionate guide that can help parents and kids with tough questions."
A debut book steers young readers and their families through experiences of loss. Read full book review >

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JEMIMA J by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2000

"Slightly unpredictable story development saves this from exactly duplicating the vast mound of similar feel-good modern fairy tales for women, but it lives in the same neighborhood."
An overweight woman turns from ugly duckling to swan in British novelist Green's American debut: a tale that offers plenty of engaging plot twists but not much substance. Read full book review >