Search Results: "William K. Klingaman"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2001

"A fine account of a brilliant piece of political strategy."
Neither biography nor history of the Civil War, this is an account of Lincoln's tactics between the 1860 election and his announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"An intriguing sidelight on the effects of climate change."
A panoramic overview of the wide-ranging social and political effects of a climatic catastrophe. Read full book review >

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MARS UNDERGROUND by William K. Hartmann
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 16, 1997

"Facts and philosophizing by the ton, but tepid dramatics, a wispy plot, and no suspense at all: a ponderous workhorse of a yarn."
First novel from the Mars astronomer and author of textbooks and popularizations. Read full book review >

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CITIES OF GOLD by William K. Hartmann
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Southwest history buffs may find a good bit to enjoy here, but for others Cities of Gold falls short of the promise of its raw material."
Astronomer and geologist Hartmann (Mars Underground, 2002, etc.) turns from SF to history for a rambling thriller about conquistadors and modern land barons. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Providing children with stories of right overcoming wrong—a list of recommended classics is included—is commendable, but the stirring tales may only highlight the morality gap, generating yet more classroom discussion of values."
A flawed but thought-provoking discussion about the moral education—or lack of it—of American children. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2002

"Preaching to the choir."
A deconstruction of globalization that veers toward manifesto. 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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