Search Results: "Robert J. Wicks"


BOOK REVIEW

PERSPECTIVE by Robert J. Wicks
NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2014

"Readers familiar with the territory will find helpful suggestions but little that is new or original."
A self-help survey of therapeutic practices based on wellness rather than sickness as a model. Read full book review >

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HUMAN BODY THEATER by Maris Wicks
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"It's a lot to take in at one sitting, but this anatomical extravaganza really gets to the heart of the matter. Not to mention the guts, nerves, veins, bones…. (glossary, bibliography) (Graphic nonfiction. 12-14)"
A theatrical introduction to human anatomy, as well-choreographed as it is informative. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN FALLOUT by Brandon Wicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2016

"Wicks' stylistic reach sometimes exceeds his grasp, but overall this is a promising first novel about family, domesticity, and the ties that bind, whether we want them to or not."
In this alternately prolix and poignant debut, a young gay man, long estranged from his parents, heads south to retrieve his ailing mother after the suicide of his father. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 2, 1998

"Ton Segev's The First Israelis) do a better job of telling the same story. (50 b&w photos)"
An overly brief history of the struggle for a Jewish state, from the British conquest of Palestine during WWI (1917) through Israel's war of independence and its first year of nationhood (1949). Read full book review >

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BREAKING GROUND by Robert J. Cornell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A page-turner of the highest order."
In Cornell's thriller, an unprecedented discovery could invalidate much of what historians believe about humankind's ancient past. Read full book review >

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Early Christianity In Its Song and Verse by Robert J. Glendinning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2015

"A substantive, streamlined look at early Christian poetry and music."
A debut book provides a blend of scholarship and creative translation focusing on Christianity's formative years. 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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Released: June 1, 1998

"Always informative, slightly irreverent, deeply interested, Hutchinson sometimes finds life en famille in Rome tedious but shares his excitement at discovering the extraordinary world of the Vatican with captivating enthusiasm."
Giving playful cover to a considerable bit of academic research, Hutchinson wanders with Yankee curiosity and determination through the Vatican and Rome in this guided tour of what he calls the "spiritual and political center of [a] vast international network," the "visible civic arm of the Holy See." Read full book review >

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MR. CAPONE by Robert J. Schoenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"Avoids the mythologizing of much Capone material, and likely to endure as a standard reference. (Eight pages of b&w photographs, maps—not seen.)"
Scholarly yet lively account of the legendary Prohibition- era gangster. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 24, 1992

"An exhaustive log that may strike some as merely exhausting. (Sixteen pages of photos.)"
Aviation buffs probably will revel in this thoroughgoing chronicle of Boeing Co., but the relentlessly upbeat text provides nonenthusiasts with appreciably more detail than they're likely to want. Read full book review >

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SPANISH JACK by Robert J. Conley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"For fans of the genre and of Robert J. Conley only."
An eventful tale of a renegade Chickamuga Indian's resistance to tribal oppression and the US government's oppression of Native American populations, from the prolific Cherokee author (The Cherokee Dragon, 2000, etc.), a three-time Spur winner. Read full book review >

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TRIGGERS by Robert J. Sawyer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 3, 2012

"Readers hooked by the futuristic excitement may be disappointed in the lack of follow-through."
Sci-fi veteran Sawyer (WWW: Wonder, 2011, etc.) turns in a solid if bland techno-thriller, which hums along nicely until an absurd mystical finale. Read full book review >