Search Results: "Salome Thomas-El"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"An eloquent example of how commitment and innovation can better the lives of inner-city children."
Now principal of a Philadelphia school, Thomas-EL recounts his experiences teaching and organizing a chess program that turned potential dropouts into winners. Read full book review >

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SALOME by Beatrice Gormley
FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"A fresh look at an old story. (afterword) (Fiction. 12-16)"
An infamous teen femme fatale tells her side of this familiar New Testament story of desire and death. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

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SALOME, Princess of Galilee by Henry Denker
Released: April 7, 1952

"Only the stage set lives."
Once again the Gospel story is attempted, this time with Salome, step daughter of Herod, Tetrarch of Galilee, as central figure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A valuable contribution to the literature of the Drug War."
Accomplished, chilling account of the murderous growth of Mexican drug cartels. Read full book review >

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EL CHINO by Allen Say
Released: March 3, 1996

"Still, interesting as far as it goes."
The true story of a Chinese-American bullfighter. Read full book review >

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EL PASO by Winston Groom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"It's not Lonesome Dove, but Groom's Searcher's-like rescue pursuit and his allusive homage to Treasure of the Sierra Madre make for an entertaining Western story."
Prolific nonfiction author Groom returns to fiction with a Western saga far different from the novel (Forrest Gump, 1986, etc.) that later blossomed into a classic Oscar-winning film. Read full book review >

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EL BRONX by Jerome Charyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 1997

"Charyn's rich, spicy prose makes this aggressively romantic fable palatable but—be warned—riding his juggernaut plot may bring on vertigo."
This ninth in the idiosyncratic, quasi-mystical crime series beatifying New York Police Chief/Commissioner/Mayor Isaac Sidel— his most recent manifestation was as mayor-elect in Little Angel Street (1994)—tells of El Caballo's crusade to reclaim the gang- blasted Bronx from economic and human disaster. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Some mild friction between two bright men sparks striking observations about music."
Edited transcripts of nine intense interviews with the celebrated British composer. Read full book review >

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DYLAN THOMAS by Andrew Lycett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2004

"Scrupulously researched but overly detailed."
The British biographer of Ian Fleming and Rudyard Kipling memorializes the chaotic and abbreviated existence of the 20th century's most Romantic poet. Read full book review >

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DOUBTING THOMAS by Atle Naess
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2000

This 1997 novel by a prominent Norwegian author assembles the testimony of nine "witnesses" to explain a scandalous incident in the year 1606: it seems the celebrated (and impulsive) painter killed a man in a duel, then fled from Rome into a prolonged exile. Read full book review >