Search Results: "William Lee Brent"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Brent's story reads like a novel concocted to take readers inside the mind of a black revolutionary and revolutionary Cuba; that it is true makes it an important chronicle of our times."
Brent's riveting memoirs of his odyssey through memorable times, from a Louisiana sharecropper's shack to exile in Cuba. Read full book review >

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THE EIGHTH PROMISE by William Poy Lee
NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2007

"Predictable, even trite."
Attorney and architect Lee's meandering memoir about growing up in an immigrant family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2012

"Nothing groundbreaking, but entertaining reading for presidential-history buffs."
A comparison of the origins and careers of two presidents from the middle of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Passionate and absorbing, this leaves one wondering: Why is there no national monument honoring John Quincy Adams? (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
One might expect a voluminous, minutely detailed narrative of parliamentary maneuvers on the floor of the 24th through 28th Congresses (183545) to be tedious. Read full book review >

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PRESIDENT LINCOLN by William Lee Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"A creative thesis thoroughly explored and beautifully argued."
A member of the board of the Abraham Lincoln Institute and the Lincoln Studies Group examines the moral reasoning at the heart of the president's statecraft. Read full book review >

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MAYBE by Brent Runyon
FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"The common insecurities of adolescence—specifically of hormonally charged teenaged boys—coupled with the added drama and intrigue surrounding the brother's accident, make this an accessible work for a wide, albeit older, teen audience. (Fiction. YA)"
Runyon follows the critical success of Burn Journals (2004) with a foray into fiction that features another troubled teenaged boy. Read full book review >

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"A few bright spots emerge among the overwritten lines; would benefit from edits."
A mixed collection of self-published poems and fiction fragments. Read full book review >

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A LONG DAY AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Brent Hendricks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A tough journey. For Hendricks, the discovery that counts is that the conjuring of his father's presence during his bleak and lonely pilgrimage has brought him to realize that perhaps he can love him again after all."
A memoir in the form of a strange pilgrimage, filled with apocalyptic images, through the present-day South to the place in Georgia where hundreds of corpses were found rotting outside a crematory. Read full book review >

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VOLK’S SHADOW by Brent Ghelfi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2008

"Confusing and murky but ultimately quite thrilling."
Vladimir Putin's Russia proves to be as dangerous and terrorized as the former Soviet state in the undeclared war for control of the world's energy and the balance of power. Read full book review >

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ARE WE NOT MEN? by Brent Spencer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An engrossing collection filled with vulnerable, decent human beings, by a talented observer of decent, taciturn people leading lives of quiet desperation. (Author tour)"
A powerful and varied debut collection, sharing a theme of loss and alienation, from the author of the highly praised novel The Lost Son (1995). Read full book review >

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THE JEKYL ISLAND CLUB by Brent Monahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"In his mystery debut, horror novelist Monahan (The Blood of the Covenant, 1995, etc.) offers a stalwart hero, an interesting tale, and generally efficient storytelling."
Toward the end of the 19th century, some self-adoring rich men, having found a lovely island off the Georgia coast, have dedicated themselves to the unlovely idea of exclusivity. Read full book review >