Search Results: "Rudolph Chelminski"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2005

"Intensely involving: a character study of a gifted, driven man and the world that created him."
Enthralling plunge into the world of the late Bernard Loiseau: celebrity chef, P.R. genius, and manic-depressive. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2007

"A sophisticated raconteur, Chelminski tells a story that would grace a leisurely lunch at a French countryside inn."
This story of the man who brought Beaujolais to the world's tables carries distinctive flavors of French history, cuisine and terrain with accents of style and wit. Read full book review >

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FOUR CORNERS by Wally Rudolph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A familiar noirish plot enlivened by its no-nonsense, rough-living narrator."
A meth addict itching to go straight gets sidetracked in the Southwest in this tough-talking debut. Read full book review >

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SLOW MOON, RISING by Charles Rudolph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2013

"An effective novel of recent history that rises above its flaws on the strength of a well-told story."
In this novel of self-discovery set against the backdrop of a turning point in China's history, a middle-aged man comes to terms with his bicultural identity and finally learns a sense of integrity and responsibility. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2015

"A long-winded but immersive chronicle."
The story of an African-American born shortly before the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD STEPMOTHER by Marguerita Rudolph
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 1992

"Attractive realistic illustrations round out a story that will be welcomed as much for its contemporary theme as for its traditional setting. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Boris Zakhoder, a well-known writer for children in the Soviet Union'' was the original author of this pleasant tale about a princess who devises a unique way to select a stepmother. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Significant ideas entangled in turgid and uninviting prose."
A dense reassessment of an iconic figure in American history with special attention to his notion of race relations as a key to social progress for African-Americans. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Often exciting as an adventure tale, this is also a satisfying story of a modest man finding himself capable of the highest level of self-sacrifice."
A riveting first book by Patzert, who was captain of one of ships that ran refugee European Jews into British-protected Palestine before Israeli independence; not just a sea story, but a moral adventure as well. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"For Chopra fans only—as such, likely to become a best-seller."
A mixture of recent research in the neurosciences and spiritual wisdom passed down through generations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"A fine contextual presentation of an important historical document exposing a crooked, greedy, ruthless political empire that short-circuited the democratic process and betrayed the public trust."
Published for the first time since it was submitted to Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau in 1942, treasury agent Hartmann's 1939 report on his investigation of the corrupt Pendergast political machine in Kansas City, Mo., resulted in convictions and prison terms for Thomas J. Pendergast and his lieutenants. Read full book review >

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HOW A SHIRT GREW IN THE FIELD by Konstantin Ushinsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Useful note on flax. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A 19th-century Russian ``classic,'' originally published in this adaptation in 1967 with illustrations by Yaroslava. Read full book review >

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Living Beyond by Ivan Rudolph
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 2015

"A thoroughly researched, if highly speculative, interpretation of near-death accounts."
Rudolph (Eyre: The Forgotten Explorer, 2014, etc.) explores the phenomenon of near-death experiences through a Christian lens in this religious work.Read full book review >