Search Results: "Ronald H. Stone"


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: Oct. 1, 2006

"Both symptom and disease, Abramoffian wheeling and dealing continues on K Street. With luck, this lively little study will help inspire reforms."
"This could be the Enron of lobbying." So shuddered one of Jack Abramoff's toadies when the big man was busted—rightly so, as National Journal reporter Stone shows. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 28, 2011

"Blackburn offers a bracingly honest pursuit of life as a learning experience, where he might be the mentor, but you write your book."
Leadership consultant Blackburn provides an intimate engagement with his readers to positively change the way they experience the world each day. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

WHAT NIGHT DO ANGELS WANDER? by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Stone weaves a generous spell; it will be hard for children not to smile along with the final, glorious spreads. (Picture book. 4-8)"
How do angels celebrate Christmas Eve? Read full book review >