Search Results: "William J. Dobson"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2012

"A pertinent work of journalistic research that will gain fresh meaning as authoritarian regimes both evolve and fall."
A fluid study of how heavy-handed repression by authoritarian regimes has given way to more subtle forms of control. Read full book review >

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DEATH WITHOUT TENURE by Joanne Dobson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Karen's sixth case (Cold and Pure and Very Dead, 2000, etc.) has everything you'd expect from an academic mystery—civilized dialogue, literary allusions, venal administrators, miasmal paranoia—and not a smidgen more."
Going up for tenure turns out to be only the second biggest strain on professor Karen Pelletier's life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"Restrained storytelling and a string of charming, relatable characters make the prairie seem like much more than a flyover region."
A first-time author goes on walkabout in the Great Plains. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 1999

"Accomplished stuff, even if the subtleties of the prose are rather strikingly at odds with the caveman ethics imputed to the male leads."
Think your Thanksgiving with the relatives was tough? Read full book review >

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COLD AND PURE AND VERY DEAD by Joanne Dobson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 2000

"And Dobson's sparkling tale lures readers through enough bait-and-switch red herrings to guarantee a riveting curiosity about who's who."
Irritated by condescending New York Times reporter Martin Katz, Prof. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"While some of the notions presented are old-fashioned, students will find useful—not only for research purposes—the lessons of how to be a good friend, a good citizen, and a successful businessperson. (appendix, chronology, index) (Anthology. 12-15)"
The core beliefs of the US's founding fathers are presented in this anthology from Bennett (The Book of Virtues for Young People, 1995, etc.), adapted from his Sacred Honor (1997). Read full book review >

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A IS FOR AARRGH! by William J. Brooke
Released: Sept. 30, 1999

PLB 0-06-023394-X Here's some caveman satire from Brooke (A Brush with Magic, 1993, etc.), who focuses on young Mog; his invention of the Word revolutionizes the lives of his parents, Brog and Pog, and everyone else in the club-wielding tribe. Read full book review >

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THINGS INVISIBLE by William J. Reynolds
Released: May 25, 1989

The fourth outing for Omaha-based private-eye Nebraska (last seen in Money Trouble, 1988) dishes up the same ingredients as usual, but in an especially tasty broth. Read full book review >

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DRIVE-BY by William J. Reynolds
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1995

"Less whodunit than howcatchem, with a hero whose long sabbatical has mainly sobered him from an inveterate wiseguy to a gasbag anti-gang moralist."
The Omaha police think Darius LeClerc, gunned down for being in the wrong place at the wrong place, was just another random casualty of gang violence. Read full book review >

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"Despite generic prose and plot, Martha the Pig contains at least a smile or two."
A mischievous pig gets into all sorts of trouble in a mildly amusing animal fantasy. Read full book review >