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Book review: Prison Notebooks, by Antonio Gramsci
The Internet has made a film, song or book available on a whim, and even occasionally, gratis. This makes it all the more amazing that one of the truly groundbreaking works of 20th-century political thought had remained largely unavailable in English; ...

Book Review: Imperfect Heroes by D.J. Kelley
ORG If you haven't tried online dating, you are probably wondering whether it really works, and if you have tried online dating, you probably have enough stories that you could write a book. Well, DJ Kelley has written that book, and it is all and more ...

'Republic Lost' book review set by Concerned Citizens
Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village will present its next book review Thursday, March 15Ā at 2 pm in the Clubhouse 1 Main Lounge. Dr. Renee Kogel will discuss Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig's book, "Republic Lost – How Money Corrupts Congress ...

Comic Book Review: 'Justice League' #6
At the end of 'Justice League' #5, Earth's heroes were attempting to work together to stop the threat of the invading godlike being Darkseid. As the battle raged, the heroes were one by one thrown aside by Darkseid. In the chaos, Superman was captured ...

Book review | 'The Power of Habit' breaks down behavior
Charles Duhigg has thought about it a lot, detailing his conclusions in a book that may lead readers to a fresh examination of how routine behaviors take hold and whether they are susceptible to change. The author starts by describing the three-step ...

Book review: 'Half-Blood Blues' by Esi Edugyan
But she tweaks the formula by splitting the book's action between the chaos of 1939 Europe and modern times as old friends struggle to reconcile with a past that shaped them as men and as artists. At the center is Sidney Griffiths, an African American ...

Slate to Begin a Monthly Review of Books
Slate will introduce a monthly book review on Friday, the latest expansion of literary criticism online as stand-alone book review sections in newspapers have dwindled. The section will nearly triple the number of book-related articles that Slate ...

Book Review: Power, Inc. by David Rothkopf
The story of Kare the Goat also serves as a kind of creation myth for David Rothkopf's sprawling new book, Power, Inc. Stora Kopparberg, the business established in 1288 to mine for copper in the hills above Falun, still exists, making it the “oldest ...

Book Review: Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles (Professor ...
Book Review: Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles (Professor ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank'
By Claire Hopley - Special to The Washington Times By Nathan Englander In the title story of his collection “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank,” Nathan Englander's characters play a “thought game” in which they imagine which of their ...

Book Review: Mad Scientist Muscle: Build Muscle Mass With Science Based ...
Book Review: Mad Scientist Muscle: Build Muscle Mass With Science Based ...

Slate Launches Monthly Book Review
Slate is launching a new monthly book review that will take over its home page the first weekend of every month. The Slate Book Review will include “reviews of the newest fiction and nonfiction; essays on reading, writing, and the great (and terrible) ...

Book Review: Out Of My League
And in Dirk Hayhurst's case, his first book "The Bullpen Gospels" and now his equally excellent second book "Out Of My League" explain life in the minors and the major leagues like you've never read it before, in large part because he's an outsider ...

Slate's New Book Review; Japan's Impossible E-Book Quota
Today in publishing and literature: Slate's new book review section goes live, The Day of the Triffids is getting the Sam Raimi treatment, and Japan's publishers set a lofty and impractical goal for e-book production. Slate posted a preview of its new ...

Book review: 'House of Stone,' a memoir by Anthony Shadid
Four prints by the 19th-century Scottish painterDavid Roberts hung in the Beirut apartment that I rented in the early 1970s when I was a correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. Roberts produced them from sketches he'd made during his tours of what was ...

Book Review: The Emotional Life of Your Brain by Richard J. Davidson and ...
Book Review: The Emotional Life of Your Brain by Richard J. Davidson and ...

Book review: 'Quest' delves into question of a Mormon president
While it is quite clear from the many sources used throughout the book that Newell G. Bringhurst and Craig L. Foster have done extensive research in the field of politics, "The Mormon Quest for the Presidency" falls short on its main goal of answering ...

Book Review: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, I've Lost My Damn Mind: A Manic's ...
Book Review: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, I've Lost My Damn Mind: A Manic's ...

Book review: 'The Real Romney' shows two different Mitts and an outsider's ...
Book review: 'The Real Romney' shows two different Mitts and an outsider's ...

Book Review: The Tea Party by Elizabeth Price Foley
The aim of the book, which it does rather well, is to explain the constitutional rational for the core concepts that drive the Tea Party movement. While three things cited are slightly different to the "core values" of say the Tea Party Patriots, ...

Comic Book Review: 'FF' #15
Last issue in 'FF' #14, the Future Foundation and the Fantastic Four were battling to keep the godlike Celestials from invading our universe. While this was happening Nathaniel and Valeria Richards were trying to orchestrate events so that they could ...

Book review: Examining how good (and bad) habits take root
Charles Duhigg has thought about it a lot, detailing his conclusions in a book that may lead readers to a fresh examination of how routine behaviors take hold and whether they are susceptible to change. The author starts by describing the three-step ...

Book Review: The Jaguar by T. Jefferson Parker
ORG One only need to read a few reviews of T. Jefferson Parker's work, and consequently book reviews, to come to the realization that readers either love him or hate him. The Jaguar is no different. I think this is because his novels don't conform to ...

Book Review: The Hammer Vault by Marcus Hearn
Every now and then I'll watch a documentary or read a book on some of the history involved, but that's about it. So when I was given an opportunity to check out The Hammer Vault: Treasures from the Archive of Hammer Films by Marcus Hearn, ...

Book Review: Mind Your Own Life: The Journey Back to Love by Aaron Anson
If you are, Aaron Anson's book is for you. Anson's book is a memoir which examines the social impact of homophobia and how politics and religion has hindered all that is meaningful and authentic in our world. Anson believes that we must get beyond the ...

The New York Times book review Bestsellers
This week FICTION Last week This week non-FICTION Last week 1 PRIVATE GAMES . James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. Peter Knight pursues a murderer who is trying to destroy the London Olympics. - 2 KILL SHOT . Vince Flynn. Mitch Rapp finds himself caught ...

Book Review | Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Analysis explores links ...
Book Review | Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Analysis explores links ...

Book review 'Freedom's Cap': the US Capitol's big remodel
It wasn't always that way; before the Civil War, Congress actually voted to do something: expand the Capitol to its present size Former Washington Post reporter Guy Gugliotta tells how it happened in this fascinating new book. It's a tale of political ...

Book review: Bollywood Striptease
Last year, a puerile attempt had indeed been made by the Israeli model, Rina Golan, who with her book Dear Mr Bollywood: How I Fell in Love With India, Bollywood and Shah Rukh Khan tried to dig deep into the muck of rampant debauchery and the ...

Book Review | Catch Me: Tense tale involves murder, pedophiles
Sign up for home delivery of The Columbus Dispatch and find out What's In It for You. Enroll in EZPay and get a free gift! Enroll now. By Oline H. Cogdill Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) Sunday March 4, 2012 9:32 AM Lisa Gardner's talent for ...

Book Review: The Infernal Republic by Marshall Moore
A strange way to begin a review of a short story collection, I know, but bear with me because there is actually a point to this. Never before have I picked up a collection of short stories, read it from beginning to end, and been captivated by each and ...

Book review: 'The Mark Inside' entertaining tale of swindle
She happened on a 1924 book by J. Frank Norfleet, titled Norfleet: The Actual Experiences of a Texas Rancher's 30000-Mile Transcontinental Chase After Five Confidence Men. "THE MARK INSIDE: A Perfect Swindle, a Cunning Revenge, and a Small History of ...

Comic Book Review: 'The New Avengers' #22
But maybe it's that politics have gotten dirtier in the real world, but I found this an unwelcome element in my “escapist” comic book fiction. Plus, I mean DC did a similar “public turns against its heroes” miniseries called 'Legends' about twenty ...

Book Review: The Comedy Is Finished by Donald E. Westlake
Reportedly begun by the prolific writer in the late 1970s, it was withdrawn from publisher submission when 1983's King of Comedy was released - ostensibly because the book's central premise (the kidnapping of a famous comedian) was too similar to the ...

Book Review: Sadie Walker is Stranded: A Zombie Novel by Madeleine Roux
Mix that with the fact that this is the first zombie book I've seen that uses a boat to great effect and you get great paragraphs like this: "Finding privacy on a sailboat is like finding a Starbucks in the desert. You might desperately want it to ...

Book Review: “Tales From Development Hell: The Greatest Movies Never Made?”
In his new book, Tales From Development Hell: The Greatest Movies Never Made?, author David Hughes talks a look at some of the most intriguing silver screen projects that never saw the light of day. Well versed in the field of cinema, the author has ...

Book Review: The Cure: After The Rain by Michael Fargier
I do not think author David Fargier would disagree with me in describing his After The Rain as a fan book, because he himself states as much in the Preface. By the way, there is nothing inherently wrong with a book written from a fan's perspective at ...

Book review: "The Power of Habit"
Charles Duhigg has thought about it a lot, detailing his conclusions in a book that may lead readers to a fresh examination of how routine behaviors take hold and whether they are susceptible to change. The author starts by describing the three-step ...

Book review: 'American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in ...
Book review: 'American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in ...

Book Review: 'The Power of Habit' by Charles Duhigg - The Express Times
Charles Duhigg has thought about it a lot, detailing his conclusions in “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” (Random House) -- a book that may lead readers to a fresh examination of how routine behaviors take hold and whether ...

Book review 'Clover Adams': a brilliant mind's path into darkness
Her book, complete with photos that show us both Clover's world and also the world she saw through her camera lens, is an engrossing account that dwells on the sexism of late 19th-century America while pointing to an even more obvious cause for ...

Book review: Life of 'Ike' is whitewash
Despite its girth, this is a disappointingly thin and unserious look at Dwight D. Eisenhower, the man, the general and the president. The author, whose previous works include "FDR" and Pulitzer finalist "Grant," has assembled plenty of material to ...

Book Review: "Don't Put Me In, Coach" Sheds New Light On Blazers C Greg Oden
by Ben Golliver on Mar 5, 2012 9:00 AM PST in News A few weeks ago, the good folks at Knopf Doubleday reached out with a copy of a new book, Don't Put Me In, Coach by Mark Titus. Titus penned the famous Club Trillion blog while serving as a scrub on ...

Book Review: 'Joe Golem and the Copper Girl' by Mike Mignola & Christopher Golden
Of course, the marketing department at St. Martin's Press can't assume everyone is as easy a sell as me, and the book they've been tasked to push isn't the most mainstream selection available. "Copper Girl," as well as the novel it precedes, ...

Book Review: Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott
The book begins very delicately in the modern world of New York City, then slowly but incredibly, takes it's readers into a subterranean world - a burial ground beneath New York's Manhattan streets. Recorded history says that when Trinity Church banned ...

Book Review: The Big Idea: How Breakthroughs of the Past Shape The Future by ...
Book Review: The Big Idea: How Breakthroughs of the Past Shape The Future by ...

Book Review: I Dare To Say: African Women Share Their Stories of Hope and ...
Book Review: I Dare To Say: African Women Share Their Stories of Hope and ...

Book Review: Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver by Scott Stossell
But once his political career began, the book really took off for me and it was terribly interesting from the time Shriver began to organize the Peace Corps, through Head Start, The War on Poverty, and The Special Olympics, his time as Ambassador to ...

Book Review: The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity, Edited by Joshua ...
Book Review: The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity, Edited by Joshua ...

Book Review: Murder at the Lanterne Rouge (An Aimee Leduc Investigation #12 ...
Book Review: Murder at the Lanterne Rouge (An Aimee Leduc Investigation #12 ...


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