Search Results: "William James"


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Released: July 12, 1973

"It is a reference book all college and church libraries must add to their lists."
A new edition of a highly respected and widely used classic now appears to make available to a new generation the early original insights of Prof. Read full book review >

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THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION by William James Royce
Released: Feb. 25, 2012

"An enjoyable first outing that wraps an intriguing idea in a well-paced plot."
A Chandler-esque noir detective tale featuring an ex-cop turned private eye, set among the gritty motels and palatial estates of Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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Released: May 22, 2012

"A wide-ranging, rollicking good collection of comedic sketches."
A whimsical, unique collection of humorous takes on nursery rhymes, talking horses and chicken-fried steak, among other topics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Tightly knit, wide-ranging, and well researched — with Gibson's own experience as a Gunsite Ranch trainee recounted: a profoundly troubling assessment of America at risk."
Powerful, deadly trends now present in US society are traced to a loss of male self-esteem and national pride following our defeat in Vietnam — in this fluid, captivating analysis from Gibson (Sociology/California State University; The Perfect War, 1986). Read full book review >

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BLOOD DANCE by James William Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Despite suggestive echoes, not another Zorba the Greek."
A wonderfully written first novel that loses steam halfway through and becomes a mere showcase for stylish atmospherics and craft. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2009

"Sad, illuminating and ultimately inspiring."
Gibson (Sociology/California State Univ., Long Beach; Warrior Dreams: Paramilitary Culture in Post-Vietnam America, 1993, etc.) examines the struggle to make nature sacred once again. Read full book review >