Search Results: "Thomas Mullen"


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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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DARKTOWN by Thomas Mullen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A great historical subject deserves better than this by-the-numbers rendition."
A pair of rookie black cops in 1948 Atlanta uncover political corruption and conspiracy when they stumble on to a murder case. Read full book review >

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THE MANY DEATHS OF THE FIREFLY BROTHERS by Thomas Mullen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"Fanciful trimmings can't disguise Mullen's failure to fully penetrate a vanished world."
Two brothers keep robbing banks after they're dead in this turgid Depression-era novel from Mullen (The Last Town on Earth, 2006). Read full book review >

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LIGHTNING MEN by Thomas Mullen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"This volume, together with its predecessor, suggests strongly that Mullen is working on an epic of mid-20th-century American transformation. If so, the growth of his three protagonists promises to be both fascinating and painful to watch."
This knotty, multilayered thriller set near the cusp of the civil rights movement illustrates how crime and punishment in racially segregated Atlanta could be far more complex than relatively simple matters of black and white. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TOWN ON EARTH by Thomas Mullen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Mullen's debut gets mileage out of the gruesome epidemic and contains some interesting historical nuggets, but it fails to mesh its grim subject matter with convincing individual narratives."
A progressive community buckles under a double whammy: the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic and the hatreds stirred by American participation in WWI. Read full book review >

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THE REVISIONISTS by Thomas Mullen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 28, 2011

"Mullen's novel has attracted, magnet-like, all the clichés of the genre."
Mullen (The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers, 2010, etc.) ventures into espionage for his creaky, overly ambitious third novel. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN AGAINST KARL MULLEN by Michael Gilbert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 1991

From versatile veteran Gilbert: a moderately involving mixture of legal tactics, media maneuvers, and ambiguous politics—with all inklings of murder-mystery saved up until the last hundred pages. Read full book review >

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THOMAS CROMWELL by Tracy Borman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A fine rags-to-riches-to-executioner's-block story of a major figure of the English Reformation."
A mildly revisionist biography of Thomas Cromwell (1485-1540). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A valuable aid in understanding a historical period that continues to resonate. (notes, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)
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This exploration of Thomas Paine and his passionate writings in support of liberty provides insight into a turbulent period of change in the United States, England and France. Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON by Cheryl Harness
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

Thomas Jefferson was a "man of contradictions," an eloquent champion of freedom and equality, yet a slaveholder who fathered several children with Sally Hemings, a slave and half-sister to Martha Jefferson. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 21, 1998

A thorough and sympathetic biography; Severance (Gandhi, 1997, etc.) focuses on the early education of Thomas Jefferson, especially on his sister Jane's encouragement of his interest in music and books. Read full book review >