Search Results: "Stephen M. Nadukkudiyil"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 9, 2011

"A straightforward, good-humored narration of a genuinely fascinating life, but with too many pages devoted to its mundane aspects."
In this debut memoir, a globetrotting teacher from small-town India recounts 80 years at home and throughout Africa, against backdrops of occasional political turmoil. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A detailed theoretical structure of employment systems that provides a context for understanding the functions of HR management."
An overview of the nine employment structures at the heart of all human resources systems and practices. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"This cavil apart, an enlightening introduction to an important aspect of America's security."
An informative if somewhat self-serving brief for the various militias that augment America's professional soldiery during times of crisis, from a former Pentagon official who knows the territory at firsthand as a political minefield. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A flawlessly assembled thriller."
In the strange, devastating aftermath of Gray Wednesday, when the Earth's poles suddenly switched, the world is in even greater chaos, climatic distress and financial ruin than it is now. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE INK by Stephen M. Graham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2017

"A timely, often illuminating examination of systemic bigotry."
Graham, an attorney, details his confrontations with deep but subtle racism in his debut memoir. Read full book review >

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THE BOMB by Stephen M. Younger
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A fast-moving, comprehensive overview of nuclear weaponry and how it has changed the world."
Short but impeccably detailed look at the history, science and politics of the atomic bomb. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Still, this is an extremely readable book about an important, underappreciated director; like all the best musicals, it is styled with an airy mix of gravity and joy. (39 b&w photos, not seen)"
Well-paced, deftly wrought show-biz biography of the director whom Jean-Luc Godard called ``the master of the musical.'' While Donen's name may not be a familiar one, he was responsible, either as director or codirector, for a substantial number of notable films, from Singin' in the Rain to Funny Face and Charade (the book's introduction is by Audrey Hepburn). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"Of some interest, but less so than Louise Richardson's recent What Terrorists Want (2006), which makes some of the same points."
Ah, for the good old days of the Cold War, when there were two superpowers and the state reserved the right to kill unto itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 19, 2012

"A crime novel that's exciting despite its unhurried pace."
A lonely ex-Navy SEAL finds himself falling in love while battling terrorism in the Motor City. 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 >