Search Results: "Timothy J. Gilfoyle"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 1992

"A revealing peek at a Gotham that exceeded our own in anything-goes sexual license and urban misery. (B&w photographs— not seen.)"
An original, impressively researched, and intriguing urban history—winner of the Allan Nevins Prize of the Society of American Historians—that explores the intersection of sex and the market in the Big Apple of the 19th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"Authoritative, thoroughly researched, eye-opening and grand, good fun to read."
Gilfoyle uses the unpublished autobiography of George Appo—pickpocket, jailbird, conman, stage actor—to illuminate Gotham's dark criminal subculture of a century ago. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Take off design points, though, for placing art and information under the jacket flaps. (glossary, further reading, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Free of gore, but replete with scenes of large, toothy predators eyeing, or sometimes rushing directly at viewers, this introduction to extinct sharks and their relatives is a definite goosebump-raiser. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Elegantly designed and thoughtfully written, this is a worthy companion to the author's Paleo Sharks (2007) and an intriguing step backwards in time for dinosaur fans. (glossary, reading suggestions, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Long before the age of dinosaurs, the first arthropods appeared, over 500 million years ago. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2007

"Some provocative side notes on why the US did not annex Mexico—something that, Henderson observes, some gringos call for even today."
The US went to war against Mexico in 1846 for territory pure and simple. But why, asks Henderson (History/Auburn Univ.), did Mexico go to war against the US? Read full book review >

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THE DOC by Timothy J. Desmond
Released: Dec. 9, 2010

"Long on earnestness but short on polish."
Desmond's (For Thou Art With Me, 2005) thriller features a California doctor caught up in a conspiracy surrounding the death of a Civil War re-enactor and his daughter. Read full book review >

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NO BETTER DAY by Timothy J. Elliott
Released: March 20, 2012

"An odd, ultimately uplifting modern-day fable."
In Elliott's debut novel, a man's seemingly random meeting with an enigmatic woman changes his life completely. Read full book review >

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THE MEXICAN WARS FOR INDEPENDENCE by Timothy J. Henderson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2009

"A solid overview of a decidedly difficult time and place, and a lucid introduction for those unfamiliar with Mexican history."
Henderson (History/Auburn Univ., Montgomery; A Glorious Defeat: Mexico and Its War with the United States, 2007, etc.) argues that Mexico's struggle for liberation from Spain that raged from 1810 to 1821 was not a single conflict but many. Read full book review >

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STRANGE GLOW by Timothy J. Jorgensen
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"A seismic piece of scientific inquiry, top shelf in narrative style and illumination."
An examination of the nature of radiation and the history of our understanding of the process. Read full book review >

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YELTSIN by Timothy J. Colton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2008

"A solid and sympathetic portrait of a leader misunderstood and underestimated in the West."
Study of the career of the bibulous Russian president, who, for all his antics, turns out to have been reasonably good at his job. Read full book review >

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FOR THOU ART WITH ME by Timothy J. Desmond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 19, 2005

"War buffs will appreciate the details; less technical readers won't have the patience to wade through the dross."
Gently sketched tale of World War II-era lives in rural California. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 1995

"Worth a hearing. (Author tour)"
A Paul Tsongasstyle moderate Democrat criticizes the culture and practices of Congress, and proposes some useful reforms. Read full book review >