Search Results: "Van R. Mayhall Jr."


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THE LAST SICARIUS by Van R. Mayhall Jr.
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"An exhilarating companion piece to the first in the series."
Ancient languages professor Dr. Cloe Lejeune returns to stop an evil organization from locating a cave of oil jars crucial to the survival of Christianity in Mayhall's (Judas the Apostle, 2013) latest religious thriller. Read full book review >

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Judas the Apostle by Van R. Mayhall Jr.
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"A solid thriller with an invigorating religious theme."
A linguistics professor's inherited relic sets an arms dealer on her trail in Mayhall's debut religious thriller. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2011

"An enormously inspiring life story for a new generation of female achievers."
An enthusiastic, sympathetic biography of the incomparable all-around sports champion. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST SEVENTEEN by John R. Burgoon Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2014

"A sometimes frustrating memoir, but one endowed with personality."
In this memoir, Burgoon (It All Counts on Twenty, 2014) recalls living in many different homes during his early years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2012

"Sincerity proves to be a richer, more provocative topic than readers might initially suspect."
An illumination of the shifting attitudes and ambivalence toward a value that society claims to hold in high esteem. Read full book review >

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WHAT IS YOUR CALLING? by Philip R. Newell Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2016

"Worthwhile insight on the role of the church in social justice movements."
A concise debut memoir of a Protestant pastor in the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2014

"An intelligent, elegant call to action in the defense of fresh water."
Porter (History/St. Edward's Univ.) addresses the legal, social, economic and environmental consequences of our present water rights system, a serious disaster in the making. Read full book review >

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Small Fires in the Sun by Herbert R. Metoyer Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Exhaustively researched and unflinching in its descriptions, bringing early America to life while shedding light on some of its least remembered founders."
A sprawling historical drama chronicling the Colonial history of Louisiana. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

OVERCOMING MALE INFERTILITYUnderstanding Its Causes and TreatmentsSchover, Leslie R. & Anthony J. Thomas Jr., M.D. Read full book review >

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I AM THE WORLD by Charles R. Smith Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Well-intentioned and superficially attractive, this celebration of children and culture ultimately fails to educate or entertain. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Once again, Smith offers appealing portraits of children in an effort to express the value of diversity (My People, by Langston Hughes, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A study intended for a general audience as well as academics; although the lay reader may find the theoretical jargon burdensome, the scenes of youngsters interacting are vivid and provocative."
Children "do" race and racism, runs the premise of this ethnographic report from two scholars—and watching how they "do" them can teach us something about teaching, learning, and racial concepts and ideals as well. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"A treasure trove of early 20th-century political humor and social commentary still relevant today."
A book offers a collection of an American humorist's vivid writings. Read full book review >