Search Results: "Rodney Stark"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Unconvincing as an all-encompassing theory of monotheism, but refreshing and moving as a plea for pluralism. (24 halftones)"
An uneven but often provocative assessment of the significance of monotheism as a force in the history of religion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Take that, warriors of secularism."
A no-nonsense, defensive account of Christianity's rise in the West. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 13, 2005

"An intriguing, if at times over-reaching work."
A panoramic study of Western history, designed to draw a connection between Christianity and the rise of democracy and capitalism. Read full book review >

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BACKFLASH by Richard Stark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 1998

"Donald E. Westlake), like his outlaw hero, is never less than professional, and he supplies the fastest 300 pages you're likely to read this year."
When a road crash leaves Marshall Howell trapped in a wrecked getaway car, his partner, master thief Parker, has to decide whether or not to kill him before he skedaddles with their $140,000 haul. Read full book review >

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NOBODY RUNS FOREVER by Richard Stark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 2004

"A little too much situational bumbling better suited to one of the Dortmunder plots of Stark's alter ego, Donald E. Westlake. Still, if you want to make a killing, Parker's your kind of guy."
Unrepentant antihero Parker (Breakout, 2002, etc.) breaks yet more laws. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A grand entertainment for literary sleuths."
Poor Christopher Marlowe, dead in a barroom brawl, not yet 30. Things were tough in 1593. But what if Kit didn't really die? Read full book review >

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THE GRISLY WIFE by Rodney Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"And an absorbing read."
The last of Hall's three-volume imaginative history of Australia (Kisses of the Enemy, 1988; The Second Bridegroom, 1991)- -a riveting novel of miracles, murder, and prophecy in the remote Australian bush. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2006

"A thorough, well-rendered account of Da Ponte's unique talents."
Lively biography of the Italian librettist of Mozart's three most famous operas emphasizes his restless desire for distinction. Read full book review >

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THE DAY I STOPPED BEING PRETTY by Rodney Lofton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"Dark and difficult, but sometimes life is like that, and sometimes we need to be reminded."
A gritty look at what it's like to be young, black, gay, alienated and diseased. Read full book review >