Search Results: "William Martin"


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HARVARD YARD by William Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2003

"Rollicking historical that's certain to get the top shelf at the Harvard Co-Op."
The sequel to Back Bay (1979) gives the Michener treatment to our richest university as antiquities dealer and Harvard alumnus Peter Fallon hunts for a copy of a lost Shakespeare play. Read full book review >

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THE LOST CONSTITUTION by William Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Martin's unabashedly mid-20th-century mainstream fiction style is perfectly suited to this wedding of multigenerational saga and detective drama."
Antiquarians, survivalists, a media mogul, a travel writer and assorted ruthless killers chase each other around New England in search of an early draft of the United States Constitution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 1996

Published to coincide with a PBS series of the same title, this is a richly detailed, objective account of Christian fundamentalism in the last 50 years and its increasingly organized efforts at shaping public policy. Read full book review >

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ANNAPOLIS by William Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 1996

"A lively, engrossing saga that brings epic chapters of US history out of the archival hold into the bracing air of the quarterdeck. (Literary Guild and Doubleday alternate selection; author tour)"
A big beach book is on the way with this sturdy, generation- spanning chronicle from Martin (Cape Cod, 1991, etc.), now telling the story of an archetypally American family bound to the US Navy and to its Maryland roots from colonial times to the present. Read full book review >

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LAMMAS ALANNA by William Martin
Released: Oct. 6, 2000

"Still, this is a powerful, somewhat disturbing work with a hard, cranky music, slow going but with a distinct cumulative force."
In his fourth collection, Northumbrian poet Martin returns again to the geography, themes, and motifs that have run through his previous work, particularly the pagan myths of the Anglo-Saxons, here transposed cunningly into the coal-mining country of his youth. Read full book review >

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THE LINCOLN LETTER by William Martin
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A satisfying historical mystery."
Martin serves up the fifth book in his adventure series featuring antiquities expert Peter Fallon, in which he searches for Abraham Lincoln's lost diary. Read full book review >

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A PROPHET WITH HONOR by William Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1991

Sympathetic but balanced biography of the aging evangelist (b. 1918) who has defined the telegospel as we know it today. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 2, 2013

"An important contribution to understanding the contentious politics of today."
Martin (Sociology/Univ. of California, San Diego; The Permanent Tax Revolt: How the Property Tax Transformed American Politics, 2008, etc.) asks why the already powerful and influential wealthy in America would resort to outsider tactics of protests and petitions to further their economic interests and why those of lesser means would protest on their behalf. Read full book review >

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CITIZEN WASHINGTON by William Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 1999

"A strongly satisfying, eminently readable saga that suggests we—ll never completely understand, or condone, the contradictions and inconsistencies of which great leaders are made."
Compelling biographical fiction that probes the unlikelihoods and uncertainties behind George Washington's hallowed historical presence. Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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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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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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