Search Results: "Robert L. Tsai"


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AMERICA'S FORGOTTEN CONSTITUTIONS by Robert L. Tsai
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2014

"The author succinctly explains each of these constitutions with the thoroughness of a legal mind and writing that avoids legalese."
Tsai (Law/American Univ.; Eloquence and Reason: Creating a First Amendment Culture, 2008, etc.) examines eight instances of dissenting constitutions written by groups representing cultural attitudes out of the norm seeking unconventional sovereignty. Read full book review >

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DREAMLAND by Robert L. Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Anderson creates a spellbinding landscape but then leaves it achingly underexplored. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Reality blurs into nightmare when a dream-walking girl breaks all the rules to help the boy she loves. Read full book review >

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FATHERHOOD IN AMERICA by Robert L. Griswold
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 1993

"Provocative, informed, wide-ranging, and full of specific detail without being academic. (Illustrations—not seen)"
Griswold (American History/University of Oklahoma; Family and Divorce in California, 1850-1890, 1983—not reviewed) surveys how, since 1800, fatherhood in America has been shaped by economic necessity, political opportunity, social expectations, and, recently, by the personal needs of fathers themselves. Read full book review >

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SATURN RUKH by Robert L. Forward
Released: March 1, 1997

"Thrilling speculations, sub-par dramatics: Once again, Forward's remarkable ideas run way ahead of his ability to express or dramatize them adequately."
Another sf venture from physicist-writer Forward (Camelot 30K, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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OFF TRACK by Robert L. Spevakow
Released: Oct. 30, 2009

"A compelling story of spirituality, emotional desolation and forgiveness whose characters could use some life."
A Vancouver-based wholesaler's life takes a nosedive after his best friend kicks the bucket at the peak of his physical, emotional and financial success. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A delightful, edifying tale written with intelligence and emotional sensitivity."
A brief history of the creation of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2012

"A useful guide to the evolution and future of computing."
Fascinating insights into the past, present and future of computing. Read full book review >

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Released: March 27, 1989

A haunting if sometimes discursive reprise of a sorry chapter in the history of the US Navy. Read full book review >

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ARTICLES OF FAITH by Robert L. Rodin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1998

"An acceptable if somewhat labored first effort that turns chilling when, at the close, the author mentions his father's deathbed confession of having done similar things, and worse, during the bad old Cold War days."
Earnest sins-of-the-father debut thriller that, the author states in an emotional postscript, is based on a nasty truth. Read full book review >

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88 DAYS TO KANDAHAR by Robert L. Grenier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A catalog of occasional victories and constant missteps that is eye-opening, illuminating and maddening."
Former CIA officer Grenier delivers an action-packed tale, rich in implication, of the post-9/11 race to unseat the Taliban and rout al-Qaida in Afghanistan. Read full book review >