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Book Review: Stanley Hauerwas on The Work of Theology
This is signaled in the “how” fronting each chapter's title, which could otherwise convey that the book is something of a do-it-yourself manual. Yet Hauerwas wants readers to grasp not only that theology so defined is indivisible from ethics, but that ...

Book review: 'Defining the Delta'
Literally, a river's delta is where it empties into the sea — or, in the Mississippi River's case, where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico, south of New Orleans. But the Mississippi Delta in the cultural sense, the mythical land of cotton and the ...

Book reveals drama surrounding 1942 Rose Bowl at Duke, World War II
Brian Curtis' new book, “Fields of Battle,” not only reveals facts few people know about the game – such as the Blue Devils' vote – but he follows the players through World War II and into their post-war lives. “It started out as an article for Sports ...

Grace Lutheran offers book review with lunch each Tuesday in January
Joiner is a member of various book and review clubs, including at the Winter Haven Public Library. She said most of those who attend Grace Lutheran's series are older people, but there are regulars who come every year. "People come back for this," she ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Cyclist who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Along the Iron Curtain'
But Mr. Moore outdid himself in his latest adventure, chronicled in his book, “The Cyclist Who Went Out In The Cold.” As a 51-year-old man of uncertain fitness, Mr. Moore set out to bike the length of the recently-collapsed Iron Curtain, all 6,213 ...

Idaho · Emily Ruskovich · Book Review The achingly sorrowful Idaho ...
Idaho · Emily Ruskovich · Book Review The achingly sorrowful Idaho ...

Lenovo Yoga Book Review
Now, there's a new product, and it is simply called the Yoga Book that retails at Rs. 49,990. Lenovo has retained the flip-around design, but that's about all this device has in common with today's 2-in-1s. It's unlike any other product that Lenovo ...

Book review: 'Fifty Ships that Changed the Course of History' by Ian Graham
Presented chronologically, the book opens with Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu's Solar Barge from about 2566 BCE and closes with another sun-seeker 4,000 years later: the MS Allure of the Seas, the biggest passenger ship ever built with its Central Park-like ...

Book Review: In the Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul Wilson Pickett
Ulster County resident Fletcher, who has written books about Keith Moon, the Smiths, and R.E.M, sets the detailed scene of an era in musical history that is filled with racism, segregation, violence, shady business dealings, and recordings that touched ...

Review: 'The Big Stick' Argues for a Robust Military Role Abroad
Had Hillary Clinton won, it's doubtful that Mr. Cohen's new book, “The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power & the Necessity of Military Force,” which he clearly finished well before the election, would receive the attention it now surely (and quite ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and Civilisation'
It is a quantum leap upward from that published the year after Mr. Clark's death by Meryle Secrest, who knew her subject, but whose book looks even more trivial now in the light of this magisterial, definitive work, which draws on a treasure trove of ...

Beautiful, Icy 'History Of Wolves' Transcends Genre
The book doesn't follow the now-familiar narrative arc that other novels in the genre do. There's no moment of revelation at the end; if anything, the protagonist ends up more confused than she was at the beginning. Fridlund refuses to obey the ...

Book review: 'You're a Leader, Charlie Brown'
That's how it is with business: you have to laugh because if you didn't, you'd cry. It's been that way for the past few years: up and down, good and bad, and there's always room for improvement. So why not find that help and laugh a little more by ...

Chicago lit review editor talks 'imperfect solution' to Yiannopoulos book deal
Despite receiving "overwhelmingly negative" feedback, "Chicago Review of Books" editor-in-chief Adam Morgan said Tuesday he doesn't regret last week's decision to boycott covering Simon and Schuster titles because one of its imprints is set to publish ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Forging the Star: The Official Modern History of the United States Marshalls Service'
The U.S. Marshals Service may be the oldest U.S. law enforcement agency, but it is perhaps the least known and understood by the general public. Most of us who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s know the U.S. marshal from TV and the movies. From John ...

Comic Book Review – Star Trek: Boldly Go #4
st_boldlygo_04-pr-1 Spock is gone, taken by an enemy unlike any Captain Kirk and his crew have faced before. War with the Romulan Empire is imminent. In the face of the ultimate no-win scenario, will the Federation survive? SEE ALSO: Check out a ...

'The Strays' Invites You To A Disturbing, Magical World
But one, an adolescent girl named Lily, sees all but keeps her mouth firmly shut — until she comes to narrate this book. Framed as a memoir drafted in 1985, when Lily has grown to maturity, The Strays invites readers into a world that is by turns ...

Book Review: Falling Into The Mob
It's blustery cold, gets dark early, and has been a challenging political season – a perfect storm that suggests it just might be the time to settle in with good escapist fiction. Falling Into the Mob more than qualifies. It'll make you laugh and hold ...

Book review: ' Television: A Biography'
That's alright. You'd rather stay inside anyhow, especially in the evening. That's prime relaxation-time, and winter is a great season for catching up on all you've DVR'ed for the past few weeks… but where do you start? How about with two books ...

Book Review: 'Go Cubs Go'
Now, Levy has written a children's book called “Go Cubs Go! Baseball's Never Give Up Story,” which tells the story of a bear named Bruno as he follows the Cubs from 1929 right up to Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. Bruno and his grandchildren sit down ...

The Tao Of Charlie Munger By David Clark [Book Review]
David Clark, who has written eight books on Warren Buffett, has moved on to Charlie Munger. Tao of Charlie Munger (Scribner) is, in the words of the subtitle, A Compilation of Quotes from Berkshire Hathaway's Vice Chairman on Life, Business, and the ...

Book Review: 'Maybe Next Year'
Exquisitely good, you might think, for those of us who are Cubs fans, especially since our team got featured on the cover of this book. Or, exquisitely bad for author Greg Pearson, who interviewed 100 fans of 23 teams that are — or in the Cubs' case ...

Books|Review: A Teenager Bears Witness to Backwoods Intrigue in 'History of Wolves'
There's a certain species of psychological thriller that starts with a kidnapping — not as a literal plot point, but as a metaphorical assault on the person who's pulled it from the shelf. The reader is stuffed in a burlap bag, shoved in a trunk and ...

Book review: 'The Princess Diarist'
“I've spent so many years not telling the story of Harrison and me having an affair on the first 'Star Wars' movie that it's difficult to know exactly how to tell it now,” Carrie Fisher announces on page 49 of her brisk but vague new memoir, “The ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'The First Victory: The Second World War and the East Africa Campaign'
Andrew Stewart, who teaches at King's College London and is the author of four previous books on World War II, tells the complicated story of how this much-needed victory was achieved, giving due attention to the political crosscurrents as well as the ...

The famous Manson true crime book, 'Helter Skelter,' reviewed in 1974
For the most part, he names names, and I am certain that by the time this review appears those who are blamed for ineptitude, or for inadequate performance, will have answered the charges he makes. It is equally certain that ulterior motives will be ...

Book Review: The Nix is The Fix You Need
Those books seem to come along once every year or two. Books that really deserve both their critical and popular acclaim. You know—like Gone Girl, The Art of Fielding, A Little Life, The Night Circus ... The Nix is one of those books. Be forewarned ...

Book Review: "What I Know for Sure"
If you've read O, The Oprah Magazine, you're probably already familiar with her regular columns called “What I know for Sure.” The book, no doubt, is a beautiful foundation to those monthly contributions. The cloth-bound book encompasses 14 years of ...

Book Review: The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve
As Peter Conti-Brown shows in The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve, much of what investors know about the formulation and implementation of US monetary policy is wrong. To begin with, the term “Federal Reserve Board” is an anachronism ...

Cassandra: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition Book Review and Interview
Jeff Carpenter: The first edition by Eben Hewitt in 2010 was the first book about Cassandra. Because it was written against the 0.7 release, later developments like the Cassandra Query Language (CQL) were not covered at all. The book was still well ...

Returning To A Beloved Series In 'The Heart Of What Was Lost'
Nearly a quarter of a century has passed in our world since that book was published, but back in the roughly Tolkien-esque domain of Osten Ard, only a few weeks have transpired. A battle for the fate of creation has been fought; in the aftermath ...

Biography written by Landsberg's first wife Evelyn DeWolfe and George Lewis January 5, 2017
In my review of Joel Tator's “Los Angeles Television” in the Feb. 25, 2015 issue of TV Technology, I praised the author for including information about Klaus Landsberg, the genius behind the second television station in Los Angeles, W6XYZ/KTLA. I noted ...

Comic Book Reviews for January 4, 2016
And Image capped off The Walking Dead's "The Whisperer War" storyline, paving the way for next month's 25-cent special. Scroll down to check out our reviews for these and various other new releases, and be sure to let us know your favorite books of the ...

Review: 'The Meaning of Michelle,' a First Lady Unlike Any Other
A new book, “The Meaning of Michelle,” collects essays from 16 writers, many of them African-American women, about what it's been like to witness Michelle Obama in the White House. “Witness” is the correct word. The first thing most of these writers ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Echoes of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon'
“Holmes on the Range” is perhaps the most enjoyable piece in the book. With tongue in cheek it launches the collection and introduces the marvelous secret Caxton Library, which is home to many famed literary figures as well as a confused librarian who ...

10 New Books We Recommend This Week
This week, editors of the Book Review and The Times's book critics offer something for nearly every kind of reader: several new books on science; two beautifully illustrated volumes; history; fiction; and a collection of essays. Whether you're looking ...

BOOK REVIEW: Hour of the Wolf by M Kitchell
The book reads like a music piece where, in each movement, the variations on the theme become more dissonant. “First Cycle” is the most straightforward of the stories. The narrator is unable to sleep during the hour of the wolf. He hears drumming ...

Should You Stop Eating Sugar? - The New York Times
Gary Taubes discusses "The Case Against Sugar," and Anthony Gottlieb talks about a new biography of Casanova. Pamela Paul. In The New York Times Book ...

Book Review: 'The Sleepwalker' takes readers down a dark path
The book is divided into two halves and well into the second one we still don't know the identity of the reporter, although the narrative foreshadows the perfectly crafted surprise ending. We become sure that he or she knows exactly what happened to ...

Mayes County Book Review: 'Night Fighter'
Mayes County is home to some prolific and talented writers, one of them being Charles Sasser, Chouteau, who has written nonfiction and fiction books on a variety of subjects, many of which are war and military stories. His most recent book “Night ...

Star Trek Book Review: Outside In Boldly Goes
I know that thanks to ATB Publishing's latest entry in its Outside In series: Outside In Boldly Goes. The general idea of the books, previously limited to the Doctor Who universe, is to gather a wide range of writers to each “review” (more on that in a ...

Local author's book is featured in New York Times Sunday Book Review
LANCASTER, N. H. – 'My American Horse Family,' a book by local author Karin Matey will be featured in the New York Times Sunday Book Review magazine on Sunday. Thank you for reading! Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a ...

Book review: 'When the Lights Came On' throws spotlight on early years of the LDS Church
His aim was to provide a scholarly yet accessible summary of Smith's activities and early Mormonism. Hatch begins by discussing Joseph Smith's First Vision and how it relates to other visions experienced by fellow Christians in the Northeast during the ...

Book review: 'Revelations in Context' shares background to sections in the Doctrine and Covenants
"Revelations in Context: The Stories Behind the Sections of the Doctrine of Covenants" has recently been released by the LDS Church. View 1 Item. LDS Church. "Revelations in Context: The Stories Behind the Sections of the Doctrine of Covenants" has ...

Book review: "Julius Chambers' chronicles famed N.C. civil rights lawyer
Few North Carolinians have had such an impact on their state as Julius Chambers (1936-2013), and few had to fight so hard to get there. Among the first African-Americans to be admitted to the University of North Carolina's law school, Chambers ...

Book Review: Getting the marginalised back to the mainstream
Book Review: Getting the marginalised back to the mainstream. By SRIJA NASKAR | | 7 January, 2017. Tweet. The White Sari, Devyani Khobragade, Juggernaut Books, India-US relations, Dalit. Few winters ago, Devyani Khobragade grabbed international ...

Book review: 6 week money challenge
Steve Repak's book, 6 Week Money Challenge,is a thoughtful and organized method for getting a handle on your finances. I'm writing this review at the beginning of a brand new year. Resolutions are on the minds of many. Regardless of when you're reading ...

Book review: 'Windwitch' surpasses Witchlands expectations
Susan Dennard became a sensation in the world of young adult novels with the early 2016 release of the first book in her Witchlands series, "Truthwitch." Many readers have held their breath in hopes that the sequel will match its predecessor, but ...

Book Review: A History of American Mountaineering
Everest is a world away from the northeastern United States, the starting point of Isserman's book. In 1642, Darby Field, a resident of what is now New Hampshire, climbed White Hill, known by local Indians as Agiocochook and by moderns as Mount ...

Book review: Book guides readers to wonder, gratitude
#I imagine those principles vary for every angler. For Chris Dombrowski, the “flyfishing poet,” he steps in the water and is reminded of his attentiveness, wonder and gratitude for the environment and his fleeting opportunity to actively participate in ...


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