Index of Book Reviews
Titles - C
This is an alphabetical list of all the book
reviews, with titles starting with the letter
C, located on LPR.
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- The Camel Club, by David Baldacci.
The Camel Club, a four-man group of Washington, D.C. misfits, uncover a conspiracy that may lead to nuclear disaster.
- Canada: Literature and History, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of 26 works of Canadian literature and history, all on one CD-ROM.
- Candida, by George Bernard Shaw.
A comedy in three acts about an eighteen-year-old boy who falls in love with the wife of an approximately forty-year-old pastor. Throughout the play, the pastor and the boy argue about who Candida should live with. Candidia, however, has her own ideas...
- Candide, by Voltaire.
From the landscapes of El Dorado to Constantinople, this is a tale of unending adventures and escapades. That optimism is not always the key to life's problems is elucidated. A tale of love amalgamated with suffering, sacrifice and pain.
- Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868, by Cokie Roberts.
An insightful look into the lives and experiences of women living in Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War, told almost exclusively through their own words.
- Captain Alatriste, by Arturo Pérez-Reverte.
A fast paced swashbuckling adventure, set in 17th century Spain, which features the legendary soldier of fortune - Diego Alatriste y Tenorio.
- Captain Brassbound's Conversion, by George Bernard Shaw.
In this three act comedy, no person or act is exactly what he, she, or it appears to be. Captain Brassbound's conversion is not from atheism to Christianity, but from a rough character to something slightly more refined, a conversion that lasts only until he leaves the influence of a rather beautiful but silly woman...
- Careless in Red, by Elizabeth George.
Tramping through Cromwell, trying to come to terms with the murder of his wife and unborn child, Detective Thomas Lynley is forced all too quickly to return to his old life when he stumbles across the body of a murdered man. Tagged as a possible suspect, Lynley must find the real killer in order to clear his own name.
- Caribbean Exchanges: Slavery and the Transformation of English Society, 1640-1700, by Susan Dwyer Amussen.
An engaging study that looks at the development of English, slaveholding colonies in the Caribbean and the far ranging impact that these colonies, and slavery, had on English society.
- Carla's Sandwich, by Debbie Herman.
In this picture story book, we meet Carla, a young girl who likes to be different. One of the ways that she shows her uniqueness is by bringing unusual sandwiches to school for her lunch. Despite the teasing and the looks of her schoolmates, Carla keeps her head up and tries to get her classmates to try one of her sandwiches, but she gets no takers until the class picnic...
- Carpe Jugulum, by Terry Pratchett.
Can a coven of perplexing witches and a lone priest save the Kingdom of Lancre from an invading horde of vampires? Only time will tell, in this witty and satirical Discworld romp.
- The Case of the Missing Servant, by Tarquin Hall.
With his team of undercover operatives - Puri ingeniously combines modern techniques with principles of detection established in India more than two thousand years ago - to find a missing servant and to save a man injustly accused of murder.
- A Case of Two Cities, by Qiu Xiaolong.
In this Inspector Chen mystery, Chen travels to America to track down Xing, a corrupt businessman, but if he succeeds his career may be ended by equally corrupt party officials who don't want their dealings with Xing to become public knowledge.
- Castle Rackrent, by Maria Edgeworth.
This classic novel follows the misadventures of four generations of the Rackrent's an noble Irish family, whose greed and mismanagement almost leads to bankruptcy and the family's ruin. They are destined to be saved, not by their own efforts, but by the actions of the son of a family servant.
- The Cater Street Hangman, by Anne Perry.
In this, the first Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel, Charlotte Ellison, an opinionated but respectable Victorian spinster, helps the police track down a serial killer.
- Cataract and Glaucoma for Eyecare Paraprofessionals, by Brian S. Duvall, Al Lens, and Elliot B. Werner.
This book provides a survey of the causes and symptoms of both cataracts and the various forms of glaucoma, as well as diagnosis techniques and the various treatments commonly in use.
- CD of the Month Program, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
An overview of B&R Samizdat Express' CD of the Month program that offers thematically organized CD-ROMs filled with books in plain text format.
- A Certain Justice
, by P. D. James.
This is the tenth novel by James that features the lovable, quiet, and reserved Police Detective, Commander Dalgliesh. In this case, Dalgliesh is called in to investigate the brutal murder of the brilliant, but hated, criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge.
- Chains Around the Grass, by Naomi Ragen.
The Markowitz's are left destitute in 1955 when the head of the household dies suddenly. Each member of the family deals with the situation in their own way. We follow the plight of this fractured family through the eyes of Sara, the middle child, as we watch her grow into a young and self-assured woman.
- A Change of Heir, by Michael Innes.
George Gadberry, 'resting actor', packs his bags and heads for obscurity when the Tax Inspector beckons. Then he receives a mysterious invitation and a proposition that could lead to enormous riches...
- Charlotte & Leopold, by James Chambers.
This is a charming biography of Princess Charlotte, second in line to take over the British throne from her grandfather, George III. It also details her great, but short lived romance, with her husband, the penniless Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.
- Cherry Ames, Flight Nurse, by Helen Wells.
This is the fifth volume in the Cherry Ames series, and Cherry is working as an Army Flight Nurse. Set during World War II, Cherry is stationed in England and her job is to evacuate wounded soldiers from combat zones and provide them with medical care as they are flown to the nearest hospital. Along the way she becomes involved in the hunt for a German spy...
- The Children of Men, By P. D. James
From the pen of P. D. James - not a mystery, but a Orwellian science fiction novel.
- Children of War, by Susan Goodman.
Children of War
The Second World War through the Eyes of a Generation. A compelling social history wartime Britain told from the viewpoint of the children who called Britain home from 1939-1945.
- Children's Books, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
Over 200 Children's classics on one CD, ranging from Aesop's Fables to The Wizard of Oz.
- The Children's House of Belsen, by Hetty E. Verolme.
Hetty Werkendam was 13 years old in 1943 when she was transported to the repatriation camp at Westerbork. From there she was sent to Belsen to live in the ""Children's House,"" where she witnessed firsthand the horrors of the Holocaust.
- The Chili Queen, by Sandra Dallas.
A unique western mystery in which the lives of four people: a brothel owner, an unclaimed mail-order bride, a bank robber, and a housekeeper / cook, join forces to settle old scores and start their lives anew.
- Choice & Coercion, by Johanna Schoen.
Using the North Carolina eugenics program as a case study, Schoen examines the history of birth control, sterilization, and abortion in public health and welfare programs in the United States, and the legacy that these programs have on current debates related to reproductive politics.
- A Christmas Blizzard, by Garrison Keillor.
A short comic novel about a Hawaii-bound holiday traveler who ends up stranded in his North Dakota hometown during a blizzard.
- Christmas Books and Stories, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A one volume CD collection of 48 Christmas themed books and stories, including A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry.
- Chromosome 6, by Robin Cook.
In this chilling, medical thriller, Cook takes on the ethical issues surrounding organ transplantation. Along the way he willingly risks the lives his main characters, as they race to discover the truths behind a series of seemingly unrelated mysteries.
- Chumash Chorev ha-Menukad.
This five-volume, large print, Hebrew edition contains the complete text of the Chumash, as well as commentaries by Rashi, Targam Onkelos, Ikkar Sifsei, Chachamim, Ba'al HaTurim, and Toldos Aharon.
- The Church Ladies' Divine Desserts, by Brenda Rhodes Miller.
This is both a cookbook and a history of the Church Ladies who created the scrumptious deserts that make up this delicious book!
- City of Bones, by Michael Connelly.
Los Angles Police Department Detective Harry Bosch finds himself trying to solve a murder that took place over twenty-years ago. When he first gets the case, the only clue available is a human bone dug up by a dog. The bone turns out to have been from a ten-year-old boy, and Bosch must find his killer before someone else dies...
- City of Night, by Dean Koontz & Ed Gorman.
In City of Night (Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, Book 2), The Frankenstein saga continues as Victor and his first creation, Deucalion, must battle a New Race set upon replacing mankind.
- Civil War, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
The American Civil War in History and Fiction, 47 books on one CD that explore the history and drama surrounding the Civil War.
- Classic American Short Stories, edited by Clarence C. Strowbridge.
Seventeen timeless short stories from some of the finest American authors, such as Kate Chopin, Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry, Willa Cather, Henry James, Stephen Crane, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
- Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt, by Joyce Tyldesley.
Who was Cleopatra? In this book, Tyldesley strips away the myth to uncover the real story of the last queen of Egypt.
- The Cleopatra Syndicate, by Sydney J. Bounds.
The death of Maurice Cole does not garner much notice - that is until it is discovered that the perfume he invented has gone missing. The members of the Industrial Counter Espionage agency soon find themselves on the case, and embroiled in an international conspiracy that could lead to a global Holy War.
- Climate Incorporated, by John Russell Fearn.
After Brook invents a way of controlling the weather, his invention is soon stolen and he and his wife murdered. It falls upon their son to seek revenge for their murder, and to stop the thief from using the invention to hold the world to ransom.
- The Clocks, by Agatha Christie.
A man is found murdered in the home of a blind, retired school teacher, by a stenographer who quickly is fingered as the prime suspect. It takes a police Chief Inspector, a Special Branch investigator, and the indomitable Hercule Poirot to uncover the truth and to solve the mystery surrounding the murder.
- The Closers, by Michael Connelly.
LAPD detective Harry Bosch is back! Now after two years of retirement he is working on cold cases with his former partner Kiz Rider. Their first case is the murder of a school girl with new DNA evidence.
- The Clouds of Aristophanes, by Aristophanes.
The Clouds (Nephelae) is a comedy written by the Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes lampooning the sophists and the intellectual trends of late fifth-century Athens. Although it took last place in the comic festival Aristophanes entered it in, it is one of his most famous works because it offers a highly unusual portrayal of Socrates.
- The Club of Queer Trades, by G. K. Chesterton.
A collection of six interrelated, humorous mysteries that revolve the members of a unique Victorian social club where each member follows a unique profession - that they invented.
- The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War, by David Halberstam.
This is a detailed, popular, narrative history of the Korean War and its aftermath, written by a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.
- The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour: The Frontier Stories: Volume I, by Louis L'Amour.
The first volume of this Louis L'Amour collection features 35 frontier tales of the Old West.
- The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour: The Frontier Stories: Volume II, by Louis L'Amour.
The second volume of this Louis L'Amour collection features 35 frontier tales of the Old West.
- Combat Nurse, by Eric Taylor.
During World War II, numerous women volunteered to serve as military nurses. Often their jobs placed them at grave risk of injury or capture by the enemy, and all too often they met their deaths while doing their duty. In Combat Nurse, Eric Taylor has woven a riveting book that describes what is it was like to be a British nurse, serving in combat areas, during World War II.
- Cometh the Hour, by Jeffrey Archer.
The sixth installment in the Clifton Chronicles picks up where Mightier Than the Sword left off, and provides a satisfying set up for This Was a Man, the seventh and final installment of this exciting and addictive series.
- The Complaints, by Ian Rankin.
This is the first book in Rankin's new Inspector Malcolm Fox series. As a member of the Complaints & Conduct department, Fox is a cop that investigates other cops. In this case, Fox is assigned the task of finding the dirt on Jamie Breck, a fellow cop - and in the process falls under suspicion himself.
- The Complete ArtScroll Machzor for Rosh Hashanah, by Rabbi Nosson Scherman and Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz.
The Weinberg Foundation's large type edition of the ArtScroll Rosh Hashanah Machzor, combined with the ArtScroll Yom Kippur Machzor, offers readers a unified, and complete set of large type Machzorim for the High Holidays.
- The Complete ArtScroll Machzor for Yom Kippur, by Rabbi Nosson Scherman and Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz.
The Weinberg Foundation's large type edition of the ArtScroll Yom Kippur Machzor, offers the complete text of the standard print Yom Kippur Machzor, with abridged commentaries. Text is presented in vowelized Hebrew with English translations on the facing pages.
- Complete Book DVD, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of more than 7,000 books, in plain text format. The books are contained on a single DVD disc, which includes a variety of American, British, Canadian, and Australian literary classics as well as nonfiction subjects ranging from religion to world history.
- Computer and Web Resources for People with Disabilities, by The Alliance for Technology Access.
This is an unsurpassed guide to available assistive technologies.
- A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole.
A farcical account of the life and times of the famous anti-hero, Ignatius J. Reilly.
- The Confession, by John Grisham.
A determined lawyer must defend a black student of murdering a missing young girl. Even though her body is never found, he is convicted and sentenced to be executed in a few days.
- The Confessor, by Daniel Silva.
Silva's third book featuring the famed art restorer and Israeli spy, Gabriel Allon, deals with the death of a Holocaust historian and a secret group operating inside the Vatican that wants to ensure that the Church's complicity with the Nazi's is never uncovered.
- Contested Medicine, by Gerald Kutcher.
A detailed look at Dr. Eugene Saenger's total-body irradiation (TBI) experiments conducted on cancer patients at Cincinnati College of Medicine, while under contract to the Department of Defense to determine the effects of radiation on soldiers in the event of a nuclear attack. Both the experiments themselves, and their ethical implications are covered in this eye-opening study.
- Cook Books, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of 8 Classic 19th Century Cook Books including Mrs. H. Wicken's 1893 classic, The Art of Living in Australia, plus the 1832 sweet tooth lover's cookbook, Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry Cakes and Sweetmeats, by Miss Leslie of Philadelphia. (Compact Disc)
- Cooking the Gullah Way, by Sallie Ann Robinson.
A charming introduction to Gullah culture and foodways, and includes 75 mouth-watering Gullah recipes along with 25 traditional home remedies.
- COPD for Dummies, by Dr. Kevin Felner and Meg Schneider.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. In this book the authors describe, in plain English, exactly what COPD is, its symptoms, how it diagnosed and treated, and the life-style changes you can make that will slow the progression of the disease.
- Coping with Macular Degeneration, by Dr. Patricia Gilbert.
A concise overview of what macular degeneration is, combined with practical tips on coping with the disease.
- Coping With Vision Loss:
Maximizing What You Can See and Do, By Bill Chapman.
This is an inspiration book that shows that there is life after vision loss, and that vision rehabilitation is the key to a full life.
- The Copper Scroll, by Joel C. Rosenberg.
In this, the sequel to The Ezekiel Option, Jon Bennett and Erin McCoy are searching for the copper scroll, a scroll that, if it can be deciphered, will lead to a magnificent treasure and the Ark of the Covenant. Once this treasure is found, it is prophesied that it will be used to build the Third Temple in Jerusalem. There are forces, however, that don't want the temple rebuilt, and they'll do whatever it takes to ensure that the scroll's code is never broken.
- Corners of My Mind, by Peter Macdonald.
An in-depth look at Macdonald's thirty-two-year career in the British Army as an ordnance specialist, during some the hottest periods during the Cold War.
- The Corporal Works of Murder, by Sister Carol Anne O'Marie.
When an undercover cop is murdered on the doorstep of a shelter for homeless women, Sister Mary Helen steps in to help the police discover just who killed her and how her murder is connected to that of several other homeless women.
- The Cossacks, by Leo Tolstoy.
This is a story about a young Russian soldier who is deployed to the Russian frontier. While there, he falls in love with a Cossack girl, about to wed a local man.
- Countries of the Former Soviet Union, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
Country studies of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, USSR, Uzbekistan, plus related history and literature texts that help to put current events into context.
- The Covenant, by Beverly Lewis.
Book 1 of the Abram's Daughters series, which highlights the coming-of-age rumschpringe of Sadie and Leah Ebersol, during which they must decided if they will formally commit to following the Old Ways of their Amish community.
- A Cow in My Parlour, by Peggy Grayson.
A humourous and pragmatic look at farm life in England after World War II.
- Crazy for Casseroles, by James Villas.
This book illustrates perfectly what authentic, original, regional American cooking is all about. This is food at its most appealing: simple, delicious fare that leaves lots of room for variations and that the home cook can feel proud to serve anytime.
- Cretaceous Dawn, by L.M. Graziano and M.S.A. Graziano.
A long-extinct beetle appears in a physics lab. Four-and-a-half people and a dog are hurled 65 million years through time, to the Age of the Dinosaurs, and paleontologist Julian Whitney and his companions have only one chance for rescue...
- The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror, by Bernard Lewis.
Explores the Muslim mind set, and how historically centered resentments have constituted to the rise of terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism.
- Critical Angle, by Jo Bannister.
Flynn has a problem. Both the Israelis and the Palestinians want him dead, and it will be a race to see who kills him first - or if he can extradite himself from this precarious predicament.
- Crocheting for Dummies, by Karen Manthey and Susan Brittain.
Everything you always wanted to know about crocheting, from how to get started in the craft to finishing techniques, can be found in this handy and informative reference guide.
- The Crossroads, by L. Ron Hubbard.
Frustrated with a government that pays him to bury surplus produce in order to "fix" the economy while city folk starve, farmer Eben Smith decides to take matters into his own hands...
- Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam, by James M. McPherson.
Subtitled, The Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War, this compelling history chronicles the battle that took place on September 17, 1862 near Sharpsburg, Maryland. This day remains the single most deadly days in American history, and the outcome of the battle was to change the course of the Civil War.
- Crystal Palace Vistas, by Roger Hutchings.
In this book, Hutchings's reminisces about his life as a young boy growing up in London in the 1920's.
- A Cure For All Diseases, By Reginald Hill.
While a bomb couldn't kill Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel, his convalescence at the Avalon Clinic in the quaint seaside resort of Sandytown (Home of the Healthy Holiday) just might. This book was also published as The Price of Butcher's Meat.
- The Cure: How Capitalism Can Save American Health Care, by Dr. David Gratzer.
America's health care system is sick. To cure it, Dr. Gratzer takes a unique approach by prescribing a strong dose of capitalism...
- Curtain: Poirot's Last Case, by Agatha Christie.
In this, the last entry in the Hercule Poirot mystery series, Poirot and Hastings join forces to solve one more mystery back where it all began - at Styles Court.
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