Search Results: "Tom Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

CHARLES OLSON by Tom Clark
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1991

"Told at a steady plod that takes Olson's ideas perhaps more seriously than warranted but that points steadily toward the writer's best work."
Life of Charles Olson (1910-70), the ego-driven poet known as Maximum, who fathered ``projective'' verse and became the grand old man of Black Mountain College. Read full book review >

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HARD TIMES by Tom Clark
NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 2014

"A sharply written rebuttal of prevailing orthodoxies about the realities of global economics after 2008."
Guardian contributor Clark and Heath (Sociology/Univ. of Manchester) seek "to identify the distinctive social maladies that flow from economic stagnation…in Britain and the United States." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"An earnest reflection on war and peace from a commander's unique point of view."
Leadership lessons from a life of war and peace. Read full book review >

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PARCHED by Georgia Clark
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"Bold futurist adventure with unusual romance, riveting action and ominous ecological red flags. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A gutsy teen living on an arid, depleted Earth two centuries in the future faces danger and shocking revelations when she covertly joins a subversive group. Read full book review >

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FIND COURTNEY by Melissa Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Like a practiced spider, Clark (Devlyn, not reviewed) spins a surprisingly tensile web from the slenderest threads possible."
The perfect roommate disappears, leaving behind a perfectly impenetrable mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY BLOOD by Clark Howard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Jack-of-all- crimes Howard (Love's Blood, 1993, etc.) takes full advantage of the fact that, since his hero isn't a series character, anything could happen to him—right down to the quietly inconclusive ending."
Called to the scene of go-go dancer Ronnie Lynn's beating death, Chicago detective Joe Kiley and his partner, Nick Bianco, find a nasty lead: Tony, the boyfriend the victim was slated to meet, has the same name as Tony Touhy, kid brother of North Side mobster Phil Touhy, a silent partner in the club where she worked. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 1997

"Adroitly combines social, industrial, and labor history to demonstrate the impressive power of determined, organized women."
Historian Clark (Central Michigan Univ.) analyzes the early efforts of reform-minded women to obtain recognition of radium poisoning, win compensation for its victims, and prevent future harm. Read full book review >

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SHOCK RADIO by Leigh Clark
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An overdose of gore, perverted family values, a pathetically loathsome antihero, and an L.A. setting that we've seen done much better elsewhere."
Masked, ultraviolent psychokiller pursues a Los Angeles radio shock-jock in a gory, gruesome tale that even Howard Stern would call sick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 26, 2011

"Those expecting to find a biting commentary on the state of education will be disappointed, but this timely resource can make school a motivational and fun community."
Inspirational, easy-to-follow insights on how to grow smarter, healthier children and communities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 1998

"For its historical and social significance, Children in Exile makes a valuable contribution to the literature of 20th-century Asian refugees."
A simple but moving memoir of three fiercely inspiring families. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 6, 2011

"Though the book's message isn't new, patient readers may find new ways of thinking and relating to themselves and others."
Clark explores the idea of addiction as an American affliction, one that each of us must be aware of in order to recover. Read full book review >