Search Results: "Ronald L. Mallett"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"A hokey but inspiring blend of personal narrative and scientific exploration."
Mallett (Theoretical Physics/Univ. of Connecticut) chronicles his quest to build a time machine, sparked by grief over his father's premature death, in 1955. 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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A LAWYER by Ronald L. Ruiz
Released: Sept. 7, 2012

"A well-written, engaging look at a life of law."
A lawyer's memoir of a lifetime arguing cases in court. Read full book review >

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MARY MARTIN by Ronald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Martin's star quality prevails."
Affectionate but not airbrushed portrait of the Broadway diva who got her first big break with a naughty Cole Porter song but flew into legend in a children's classic. Read full book review >

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No Matter the Season by Ronald L. Froehlich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2014

"Effortless storytelling that, though rather simple, still resonates."
A tale of a 1950s American family trying to make its way in a rapidly changing world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 1993

"A cake you eat for its raisins. (Twenty b&w photographs)"
A history of the Hollywood factory system that leaps, handy- dandy, between the intimate and the commonplace, drawing from hundreds of interviews with Tinseltown folk conducted by the Southern Methodist University Oral History Program, which Davis (Hollywood Beauty, 1991) founded. Read full book review >

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THE EARTHWALKERS by Ronald L. Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2007

"Memorable characters and a nonstop plot propel this story."
Newly dead Ron Petersen bands together with fellow souls in limbo as they try to solve their own murders. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1991

"Well done, quite believable, in some ways a model celebrity bio in its method, although the writing is not distinguished and any study of Darnell's acting talentslimited though they wereis scanted."
Warm, richly researched life of dark-haired, limpid-eyed Linda Darnell, who made her first picture at 15 playing an adult and seemingly kept her face-in-the-twilight flawlessness fresh forever. Read full book review >

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Jesusita by Ronald L. Ruiz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2015

"A bleak look at a bitter life that may be too much for readers to bear."
In 1945, a widowed Mexican immigrant faces powerfully difficult conditions in Ruiz's (A Lawyer, 2012, etc.) latest novel.Read full book review >

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THE CREATIONISTS by Ronald L. Numbers
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 1992

"Numbers's objectivity, eye for anecdote, and knack for deciphering the enigmas of science and pseudoscience make this the best history of creationism to date—a landmark work in the field. (Twenty-four b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A beautifully balanced and comprehensive history of ``scientific creationism.'' Although Numbers (History of Science and Medicine/Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison; Prophetess of Health, 1976) is a staunch evolutionist, he professes sympathy for creationists, a product of his Seventh-Day Adventist childhood. Read full book review >