Search Results: "Ronald H. Balson"


BOOK REVIEW

KAROLINA'S TWINS by Ronald H. Balson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Balson's dialogue is stilted and his prose is workmanlike, but the survivor's tale is the main attraction and does not disappoint."
The third in Balson's promising series about a husband-and-wife investigation team specializing in Holocaust cases. Read full book review >

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ONCE WE WERE BROTHERS by Ronald H. Balson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"In spite of the problematic narrative structure and some clunky prose, readers will be riveted by this novel's central question: Will justice long delayed be denied?"
An elderly Holocaust survivor accuses Chicago's most prominent philanthropist of crimes against humanity in Chicago attorney Balson's novel, originally self-published. Read full book review >

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SAVING SOPHIE by Ronald H. Balson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Complex where it should be simple and vice versa."
A Chicago lawyer resorts to embezzlement and negotiation with terrorists after his daughter is kidnapped. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2001

"An exciting, elegantly rendered overview, simultaneously narrating the grandiose theories and the smaller human dramas of men who fought under absurdly difficult conditions."
A comprehensive examination of naval warfare's rapid and decisive transformations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1968

"But that is not a material consideration."
Niebuhr is one of today's very few truly "ecumenical" theologians in the sense that he is one of the not more than three or four, whose thoughts and opinions carry considerable weight among the thinkers of every major western denomination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 17, 2007

"A useful look at the shaping of the modern world."
Nature may abhor a vacuum, but nations cannot survive one. Thus the scramble for power at the end of the Pacific War, which set the stage for a dozen other wars. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 1992

"An illuminating assessment of the climactic military stalemates and diplomatic deadlocks that not only exemplified the complexities of the protracted struggle but also shaped its course and outcome. (Maps—not seen.)"
A wide-ranging and revelatory probe of conventional wisdom on America's involvement in Vietnam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR OF THE BOMB by Ronald Kidd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2009

"He also gives Paul plenty of food for thought about the hazards of rushing to judgment, of taking people at face value and, most profoundly, of living in a pervasive climate of fear—all decidedly relevant topics for today's readers to mull, too. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Ever-so-aptly billed "Stand By Me meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers," this multilayered historical novel features a quartet of quarrelsome—but loyal in the crunch—13-year-olds responding to the anxieties of the McCarthy-era Cold War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 18, 1990

A deft wide-angle combination of journalism (more than 300 interviews) and his. tory, chronicling the uneasy embrace between the capital of power and the capital of glamour. Read full book review >