Search Results: "Thomas M. Kostigen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A somewhat muddled clarion for readers wishing to transform their impact upon a battered planet."
Self-styled environmental "adventure story" makes an impassioned plea for greater understanding and commitment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"While such matters continue to be discussed, Kostigen provides a forceful statement of the need to reorganize food and other primary goods production in the U.S., for reasons of both economy and health."
A lively polemic in favor of the elimination of government subsidies, especially on food and energy products. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN DAWN by Thomas M.  Kostigen
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Think The Da Vinci Code with religious fanatics eager to light off an atomic weapon."
Reporter Michael Shea's tracking his uncle, a former IRA bomb maker, and he's not surprised to find him in Iran with a Cechnyan rebel negotiating to build a trigger for a zealot's nuclear weapon. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER

"A thriller much too distracted by trophy wives, yoga classes and outrageous retirement plans."
An unlikely action hero-a retired software tycoon turned health club owner-is at the center of this thin, fast-paced crime drama that's more silly than suspenseful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAKER'S DOZEN by Michael M. Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A vastly entertaining—if less than credible—tale of socioeconomic crimes and punishment, leavened as usual with the author's sharp asides on contemporary commerce and tastes."
Old virtues collide with a new world order's bottom-line values in another of Thomas's classy, cautionary tales of big-time business (Black Money, 1994, etc.) Read full book review >

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ROBERT E. LEE by Emory M. Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"Well written and based largely on primary documentation, a good effort at understanding a complex personality."
A comprehensive new biography that seeks to give a balanced portrait of the famed Confederate general. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 2017

"A strong case that deserves a wider readership than just policy wonks."
An examination of economic inequality—unsurprisingly, the title refers to race as well as economic class. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"A sharp contribution to a significant topic that continues to generate heated discussion and debate."
A tour d'horizon of the historical relationship among race, racism, and mental illness. Read full book review >

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THE SUB by Thomas M. Disch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 1999

"Over the top, of course—but good, dirty fun anyway, from a stylish satirist who knows how to sling it with the best of them."
If Jesse Ventura thinks Garrison Keillor is the enemy, wait till he gets hold of this newest installment in Disch's luridly entertaining "Supernatural Minnesota" series (earlier offenses include The Businessman, 1984, The M.D., 1991, and The Priest, 1995) The story's certifiably insane actions occur in and around the rural metropolis of Leech Lake, an unassuming hamlet distinguished only by an old folks" home with a pronounced Native American presence, Navaho House, and nearby New Ravensburg Prison. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION

"Challenging, informative, dire and yet, in the end, hopeful; this book will open minds—and very likely change a few of them."
An insightful study of American democracy that examines the shifting political and cultural tides since the 1960s and offers a blueprint for change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK MONEY by Michael M. Thomas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1994

"Good nasty fun in the form of a plausible (if not altogether credible) plot offering object lessons on the wages of sin, laced with liberal measures of the author's trademark commentary on tempora et mores."
Another elegant entertainment from Thomas (Hanover Place, 1990, etc.), a former Lehman Brothers partner with a firm grasp of high finance and the low cunning that frequently informs it. Read full book review >