Search Results: "Thomas F. Madden"


BOOK REVIEW

ISTANBUL by Thomas F. Madden
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"An illuminating journey through the history and culture of the metropolis that 'still towers over all other cities in Europe and the Middle East.'"
The author of Venice: A New History (2012) returns with the astonishing and sanguinary story of the iconic city on the Bosporus. Read full book review >

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VENICE by Thomas F. Madden
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2012

"Plenty of books focus on Venice the romantic ruin. This one offers a welcome reminder of its historic role over a millennium in the development of a modern economic system and the maintenance of the global balance of power."
Solid, informative survey, emphasizing La Serenissima's stature as the world's longest-lived republic and a great commercial power. Read full book review >

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A FULL HAND by Thomas F. Yezerski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2002

"A sure hit with young budding engineers. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Readers young and old are sure to learn something new in this informative story. Read full book review >

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MEADOWLANDS by Thomas F. Yezerski
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"A spectacular offering nevertheless. (author's note, selected bibliography, websites) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Once a vast wetlands west of New York City, home to Native Americans and extensive wildlife, New Jersey's Meadowlands was diked and drained by early European settlers and later developed and trashed. Read full book review >

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THE RESURRECTIONIST by Thomas F. Monteleone
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 5, 1995

"Christ for comic strips."
Faint retread of his last supernatural suspenser, The Blood of the Lamb (1992), again featuring a quasi-Jesus figure with the power of miracle. Read full book review >

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NIGHT OF BROKEN SOULS by Thomas F. Monteleone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 1997

"Swift, strongly meshed plot elements speed you through an ingenious gripper."
Monteleone's 21st supernatural suspenser (The Resurrectionist, 1995, etc.) is his best-plotted and most effective in several years. Read full book review >

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TOGETHER IN PINECONE PATCH by Thomas F. Yezerski
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 1998

"The story has the ring of an oft-told family story, yet is universal enough that children will grasp both the tensions and resolution, in a place and time that only seems long ago and far away. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A family story that will resonate for many young readers, with wonderful pictures that seem drawn from a photo album. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"Children may be captured by the vintage images and the pounding rhythms of some poems, but the appeal of this will be for much older caregivers, looking back on school days that included memorizing such pieces. (indexes) (Poetry. 7-12)"
This Irish import is illustrated with black-and-white photographs from the last century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PROMISES TO KEEP by Thomas F. Dwyer
Released: May 18, 2009

"An engaging, lasting monument to a courageous woman."
An irresistible mix of military history and the embellished anecdotes of villagers in Pico, Italy, as they adapt to World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EYES OF THE VIRGIN by Thomas F. Monteleone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"A by-the-numbers actioner that seeks to justify the brutal body count with a thin, cynically applied scrim of sermonizing."
Silencers go thwapp! in the night as the Church fights to save a precious artifact from the hands of evil. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB by Thomas F. Monteleone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"Absorbing but not a novel you can take seriously, with a Jesus who wouldn't know a parable from a fig tree."
Monteleone takes a stab at his biggest novel ever (Ozymandias, 1981, etc.), about Millennial Fever and the Second Coming, and comes out half a winner with lusterless hero. Read full book review >