Search Results: "Ron Cruse"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2008

"Chronicles of international business narrated with enthusiasm, understanding and reflection."
Cruse's account of his experiences and discoveries after years of leading his international businesses. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"Illuminating, if sometimes a chore to read, and a welcome aid to understanding the evolution of Paul's offbeat ideas."
A breezy and generally admiring though not hagiographic look at the quixotic fixture at the far-right extreme of the last couple of presidential elections. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RON BROWN by Tracey L. Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 1998

"There is no pretense that the agenda here is anything other than paying tribute, and given this candor, the book has an innocent quality that is charmingly sweet as well as irritatingly naive. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Heart-warming rather than hard-hitting, this loving biography is by a self-proclaimed ``daddy's girl.'' Writing in the first person, the author refers to the late secretary of commerce as ``Dad'' throughout, and the volume is more family history than chronicle of a public servant's career. Read full book review >

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RODEO RON AND HIS MILKSHAKE COWS by Rowan Clifford
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2005

"Though driven less by a nutritional agenda than by the pleasures of bright colors and cavorting cattle, there is a point, of sorts, here, painlessly presented. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Clifford crafts a Wild West burpfest for his first solo outing, pitting well-established soda-fountain kings Frothy and Fruity in a shake-off against newly arrived, Stetson-topped milk-bar impresario Rodeo Ron and his corps of bovine dispensers. Read full book review >

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FIFTY-SEVEN TRAVELING by Lonnie Cruse
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2010

"Cruse's middle-aged sleuths will strike a chord with lovers of cozies and car buffs."
Finding the car of her dreams turns into a nightmare for an antique-auto aficionado and her doting spouse. Read full book review >

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FIFTY-SEVEN HEAVEN by Lonnie Cruse
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 12, 2007

"Mystery buffs will have little trouble picking out the killer, but cozy fans will warm to Kitty, whose debut reveals a real talent for solving crimes."
A body in the trunk of a lovingly restored '57 Chevy causes problems for residents of Metropolis, Ill., that will take supersized efforts to resolve. Read full book review >

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THE MEMOIRS OF CATHERINE THE GREAT by Mark Cruse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2005

"A lively rendering of a work long out of print in English. Just the thing for anyone who has to survive in a political world."
Long misjudged by history, Empress Catherine (1762-96) gets a word in for herself. Read full book review >

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CATS GOT TALENT by Ron Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Despite light touches, the cavalier abandonment of the cats, the satiric spoofing of the cats' ambitions and their naïve satisfaction with their 'success' create a disappointingly mean-spirited tone overall. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three stray cats, formerly pets, try to strike it big in showbiz. Read full book review >

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RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Attractively designed and handsomely illustrated, this informative text introduces teens to many intriguing angles on a high-interest topic that should inspire many to further explore the subject. (chronology, glossary, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Will the world end in a bang or a whimper? Unless pre-empted by human-induced disaster or one of many scientifically possible catastrophic scenarios, life on Earth will end a billion years from now in a sizzle. Read full book review >