Search Results: "Thomas Harlan"


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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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THE GATE OF FIRE by Thomas Harlan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"No synopsis, alas, but different and worth investigating."
Second installment of Harlan's fantasy (The Shadow of Ararat, 1999) set in an alternate world where magic works and the Roman Empire never fell. Read full book review >

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WASTELAND OF FLINT by Thomas Harlan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2003

"An eerie, utterly compelling puzzler, replete with fascinating ideas and absorbing characters."
First of a projected series, from the author of the fantasy Oath of Empire series (The Storm of Heaven, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Harlan's thwarted, intelligent, and rather clever main characters, say, the first dozen or so, remain compelling."
Another doorstopper-size continuation of Harlan's overheated, overplotted, overpopulated but unusually fascinating epic about power and magic in the seventh century, that, with another volume in the works, is not over yet. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"An absorbing and scholarly analysis of one of the Supreme Court's truly great jurists. (Nineteen halftones—not seen.)"
Yarbrough (Political Science/East Carolina Univ.) offers the first major—and excellent—biography of one of the Warren Court's most interesting and brilliant figures. Read full book review >

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LAND OF THE DEAD by Thomas Harlan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Less culturally and psychologically complex than hitherto—disappointingly so—but with plenty of computer-game-style battle sequences to keep combat fans happy."
Another entry in Harlan's Sixth Sun series (House of Reeds, 2004, etc.), in which a Japan-Méxica (Aztec) alliance has conquered Earth and established a galactic empire. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF REEDS by Thomas Harlan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"Overpopulated and uneven, with far too many narrative points of view, but sufficiently distinctive, ingenious, and energetic that fans of the outstanding inaugural volume will plunge right in."
Second in Harlan's SF series (Wasteland of Flint, 2003) set in a far future where the Méxica have conquered Anahuac (Earth) and now are establishing a galactic empire. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW OF ARARAT by Thomas Harlan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1999

"Stay tuned for the inevitable series."
Alternate-world fantasy from newcomer Harlan. Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON by Elizabeth V. Chew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Well-informed and much-idealized if not entirely simplistic pictures of both the great man and his bustling estate. (sidebars, endnotes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Stepping carefully around the controversies, a former curator at Monticello reconstructs the septuagenarian Jefferson's active daily round. Read full book review >

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TIMELESS THOMAS by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"A glowing tribute to the inventor who continues to influence modern life. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
A fine introduction to Thomas Edison's exceptional inventions, innovations and career—and how his work continues to affect our lives today. Read full book review >

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Released: May 7, 2007

"Lush and fascinating: an essential reference for Wolfe fans and scholars."
Impressive array of primary documents, photographs, commentary and miscellany relating to the novelist's short life and controversial career. Read full book review >