Search Results: "Stephen G. Gordon"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Great for research but better as a jumping-off block for youth who are interested in the cultural history of adornment. (source notes, bibliography, further information, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Cool tats, blinged-out nails, drag-queen makeup and more. Read full book review >

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THE COMING COLLAPSE OF CHINA by Gordon G. Chang
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2001

"Damning data and persuasive arguments that should set some Communist knees a-knocking."
A freelance journalist and counsel to an American law firm in China predicts the imminent implosion of the economy and government of the People's Republic of China. Read full book review >

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LETTERS FROM THE ROAD by G Gordon Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2014

"A carefully crafted family saga, set in an oft-forgotten place and time, that shows how love and loyalty can't always save a family from disaster."
In this debut historical coming-of-age novel, a father and son attempt to connect during a cross-country road trip. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND MOURNING by Stephen G. Yanoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"An immensely readable narrative that portrays the mood and tumultuous events of the day."
An analysis of the life and death of the 20th president, James Garfield, and his assassin, Charles Guiteau. Read full book review >

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TEARS OF MERMAIDS by Stephen G. Bloom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"A satisfying mixture of history, science and popular culture à la similar books on salt, diamonds, potatoes, cod, uranium, etc."
An enthusiastic reporter reveals all about this precious but useless bauble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A rural canvas of extremes—from hard-bitten bigots to the naïve, the sure of faith, and the latitudinarians—disentangled by the author with deft, probing strokes."
Talk about strangers in a strange land: Bloom's story of the heartland Lubavitcher meatpackers and the waves they caused to ripple across the rural Iowan landscape is an immediate, elegantly personal piece of reportage. Read full book review >

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SMITHSONIAN CIVIL WAR by Neil Kagan
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"For the 150th anniversary of the war, 150 lushly illustrated thematic essays about both the objects the various Smithsonian sites hold and the people associated with them."
With the help of a cast of thousands, including Hyslop (Contest for California: From Spanish Colonization to the American Conquest, 2012, etc.), Kagan—former publisher of Time-Life Books and editor of other Civil War titles (Great Battles of the Civil War, 2002, etc.)—has assembled a striking collection of images with some equally clear words to accompany them. The selections range from the expected to the surprising. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Meticulous but one-dimensional."
How the correspondence among three volunteer detectives and a self-proclaimed serial killer helped solve long-standing murder investigations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Suggestive but not entirely convincing. A modest addition to the popular psychology/self-help shelf."
A debunking of the popular treatments of "the alleged great [vertical] divide between the 'analytical/logical' left and 'artistic/intuitive' right halves of the human brain." Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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