Search Results: "Rodney Stark"


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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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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: 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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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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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 >

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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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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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ATLANTIS DESTROYED by Rodney Castleden
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"A fine synthesis of Atlantis-related research, with a good number of intelligent, provoking speculations and an insightful consideration of Plato's myth-making talents. (b&w photos, line drawings, not seen)"
Castleden (The Making of Stonehenge, not reviewed), working with Plato's Critias, historical and contemporary scholarly works, and his own speculation, seeks to identify the fabled island of Atlantis and set it within a greater political-literary context. Read full book review >