Search Results: "Rudolph H. Hartmann"


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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"A fine contextual presentation of an important historical document exposing a crooked, greedy, ruthless political empire that short-circuited the democratic process and betrayed the public trust."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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 1999

"Very disappointing, naive solutions to the urgent environmental problems so well outlined in part one. (Author tour)"
Second-rate eco-spirituality from the well-known environmentalist guru Hartmann (The Prophet's Way; Beyond ADD; etc.). 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 >

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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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FIRST FRIDAY by Tory Hartmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2017

"A witty, sensitive story that will satisfy discerning fans of family dramas."
A comic examination of a large Irish family's struggle to maintain their old-fashioned religious and cultural traditions in modern-day California. Read full book review >

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NOBLE CHASE by Michael Rudolph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A dandy debut novel featuring lawyers with both integrity and nautical skills."
A fast-moving legal thriller that's resolved on the high seas instead of in a courtroom. 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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THE TRUTH ABOUT FIRE by Elizabeth Hartmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2002

"Well-meaning thriller of sorts, marred by academic fussiness and extraneous historical detail. Uninspired debut in fiction by the author of a respected work on population control (Reproductive Rights and Wrongs, not reviewed)."
Neo-Nazis in cahoots with the Christian right. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Ideological and agitational in tone, this will appeal most to liberals."
Progressive talk show host Hartmann (Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People"—and How You Can Fight Back, 2010, etc.) argues that the financial crash of 2008 was just a precursor for the larger-scale disruptions to come in 2016. Read full book review >

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THRESHOLD by Thom Hartmann
NON-FICTION
Released: July 27, 2009

"A mishmash of good intentions."
Radio talk-show host Hartmann (Cracking the Code: How to Win Hearts, Change Minds, and Restore America's Original Vision, 2007, etc.) applies his gung-ho populism to the global ramifications of mankind's loss of balance with nature. Read full book review >