Index of Book Reviews
Titles - G
This is an alphabetical list of all the book
reviews, with titles starting with the letter
G, located on LPR.
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- The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008, by Thomas E. Ricks.
Thomas Ricks uses hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with top officers in Iraq along with extraordinary on-the-ground reportage to document the inside story of the war in Iraq since late 2005.
- Garden Lost in Time, A, by Jonathan Aycliffe.
Trevelyan Priors has been the site of unexpectedly large number of suicides and other mysterious deaths. Can fifteen-year-old Simon survive his stay at the Priors long enough to uncover the truth about the goings-on at the Priors?
- Gates of Prayer
The large print pulpit edition of The New Union Prayerbook of the American Jewish Reform movement.
- Geisha, A Life, by Mineko Iwasaki.
An intriguing glimpse at the life and training of a geisha, as told by one of the most famous geishas of the twentieth-century.
- The Gemini Contenders, by Robert Ludlum.
The year is 1939 and the Vault of Constantine has been smuggled out of Greece by monks belonging to the order of Order of Xenope. The contents of the vault could start a war that would make World War II seem like child's play. Everyone, from the Nazis to the British, wants the vault. Who will find it first, and what do they mean to do with it once they find it?
- Genealogy Online for Dummies, 5th Edition, by Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm.
An introductory reference book that will give you a firm foundation upon which to start and carry out research into your family's history and ancestry. Focuses primarily on teaching you how to do as much of your research as possible, online.
- Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War, by Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, and William Broad.
An in-depth look at America's secret biological warfare research and the current efforts underway to thwart a biological attack, and the threat posed by biological weapons, and bioterroism.
- Getting It Published, by William Germano.
A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books. This book will help you to find the right academic publisher, evaluate a contract, handle the review process, and, finally, emerge as published authors.
- Getting Married, by George Bernard Shaw.
Shaw expounds his view of marriage as a white slave trade for thousands of women in supposedly civilized societies.
- Getting to Know Ruben Plotnick
, by Roz Rosenbluth.
Ruben Plotnick is the one kid in school whom everyone wants as a friend, but David is a little weary of his offer of friendship. This is especially true when Ruben invites himself over to David's house, and meets David's grandmother who suffers from senility. David is afraid that Ruben will make fun of his grandmother, and that he'll embarrass David at school. David, however, has nothing to fear in this warm-hearted children's picture story book for ages 5-9.
- The Ghost, by Robert Harris.
This modern day political thriller follows disgraced British Prime Minister Adam Lang as he tries to write his memoirs. After his collaborator dies, Lang hires a professional ghostwriter to help him finish the book. This new ghostwriter soon discovers some uncomfortable secrets about his boss - secrets that may already have lead to the death of his predecessor, and which now may threaten his own life.
- Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission, by Hampton Sides.
Ghost Soldiers chronicles the daring rescue, from behind enemy lines, of 513 survivors of the Bataan Death March.
- The Gift of Change, by Marianne Williamson.
Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life.
- Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson.
Rev. John Ames, in failing health, gives an account of his life in the form of a letter to to his seven-year-old son, for him to read when he is grown.
- The Girl King, by Meg Clothier.
A fictionalized account of the early reign of Tamar (1160-1213), Queen of Georgia, and the events surrounding her coming to the throne.
- The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson.
Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head. If and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will have to prove her innocence...
- The Girl who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson.
Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. He has no idea just how explosive the story will be until the two investigating reporters who worked on the story are murdered.
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson.
This story combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.
- The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing, by Melissa Bank.
A series of short stories that center around the events and relationships surrounding a single main character, Jane Rosenal. The reader follows Jane from adolescence to her late early thirties.
- GirlWise: How to Be Confident, Capable, Cool, and in Control, by Julia DeVillers.
Advice for teenage girls from more than 100 experts.
- The Godzone Dictionary, by Max Cryer.
The Godzone Dictionary is a concise A-Z of the words and phrases that make our New Zealand language and speech patterns so distinctive and individual, from Aotearoa and Avondale spiders to Zambuck and Zespri.
- Gogol and Russian Literature, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
This CD collection includes the complete text of Gogol's Art by Tikos, plus a variety of great books by the Russian literary masters Gogol, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Turgenev, Chekhov, Andreyev, Gorky, Kuprin, and Lermontov.
- God, the Invisible King, by H. G. Wells.
What did noted Science Fiction and Socialist Philosopher H.G. Wells think of God? This book covers his conception of God aside from religion.
- God's Politics, by Jim Wallis.
Jim Wallis presents a thought-provoking look at faith and politics.
- God's Problem, by Bart D. Ehrman.
In times of questioning and despair, people often quote the Bible to provide answers. Surprisingly, though, the Bible does not have one answer but many "answers" that often contradict one another. This book looks at the various answers provided by the Bible, and How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question - Why We Suffer.
- Goethe, Schiller, and Their Contemporaries, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of more than 140 books, on a single CD, featuring the works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich von Schiller, and their compatriots. Works are presented in German, and in English translation.
- Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett.
In this, the thirty-third Discworld novel, Pratchett sets Moist von Lipwig to work revivifying the Ankh-Morpork postal service. As you would expect, much hilarity and mischief will follow Lipwig's efforts.
- Going Rogue: An American Life, by Sarah Palin.
In this eagerly anticipated memoir, Palin paints an intimate portrait of growing up in the wilds of Alaska; meeting her lifelong love; her decision to enter politics; the importance of faith and family; and the unique joys and trials of life as a high-profile working mother.
- Gone Tomorrow: A Reacher Novel, by Lee Child.
Reacher is in a New York subway, when he spots a woman dressed in an overcoat who "undoubtedly" meets all of the dozen criteria devised by the Israeli Mossad for a bomb carrying terrorist. Reacher approaches her and tries to dissuade her out of killing so many people. But he is unsuccessful. She draws a gun and shoots herself...
- A Good Living, by Hugh Barrett.
The second volume in Hugh Barrett's autobiography, this volume offers an intriguing look back at the state of agriculture in England during the 1930's and 40's.
- Good Night, Laila Tov, by Laurel Snyder.
A family trip turns into an adventure of discovery for a curious and carefree sister and brother in this charming children's picture book.
- A Good Year, by Peter Mayle.
After being fired from his job, Max Skinner inherits a vineyard from his uncle and begins his new life.
- The Gospel in Brief, by Leo Tolstoy.
Seeking answers to "the problem of life," Tolstoy rewrote the Four Gospels of the New Testament, condensing them into a single book that only included the ethical teachings of Jesus.
- Grave Matters, by Margaret Yorke.
Grant unexpectedly, and unintentionally, begins investigating an accidental death of Amelia Brinton. A death that may not have been as accidental as it first appeared. When her friend, Mildred Forrest meets a similar fate, Grant knows that these accidents are no-accident.
- A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray.
Raised in India, Gemma is shipped home to England, after her mother's death, and sent to a proper Victorian Boarding School to learn how to be a proper Victorian wife. Plagued with prophetic visions and a growing awareness that she has the power to cross over into a supernatural realm, Gemma sets out to discover the truth surrounding her mother's death.
- Great Catherine, by George Bernard Shaw.
Shaw calls this short play a "bravura" piece, meaning that it was composed for a particular actress as a vehicle for her to display her acting skills. In it, Shaw introduces the historical Catherine as a rather silly German ruler of Russia, who dislikes everything associated with being a ruler.
- A Great Deliverance, by Elizabeth George.
This is the first book in the Inspector Lynley and Sergeant Havers mystery series. In this case, when Roberta Teys is found with her father's severed head in her lap and the weapon that beheaded him near at hand, she quickly becomes the prime suspect in her father's murder. Her neighbors, however, don't think that she did it. It falls upon Lynley and Havers to get to the truth of the matter.
- The Great Escape, by Paul Brickhill.
You've seen the movie, now read the book that started it all! The Great Escape tells the true story behind the mass escape of POWs from Stalag Luft III and the months of planning that went into the events portrayed in the movie, and was written by one of the men who was there.
- Great Horror Stories, by Edgar Allan Poe.
This anthology features nine of Poe's most macabre short stories.
- The Great Plague, by Stephen Porter.
In The Great Plague, Stephen Porter presents a clear and fascinating account of the Great Plague epidemic of 1665-66 and the effect that it had on English society.
- Great Sex for Moms, by Valerie Davis Raskin.
Ten Steps to Nurturing Passion while Raising Kids. (Standard Print)
- The Greatest Generation, by Tom Brokaw.
The stories of Americans during the Great Depression and the Second World War and how they went on to build and influence this great nation.
- The Greatest Generation Speaks, by Tom Brokaw.
Sequel to The Greatest Generation. More stories of Americans during the Great Depression and the Second World War and how they shaped this great country.
- Greek and Roman Classics, compiled and indexed by Richard Seltzer.
Covering classical antiquity, this CD contains a plethora of texts dealing with the history, literature, religion, and philosophy of ancient Greece, Rome, Babylon, Phoenicia, and Roman Judea. (Compact Disc)
- The Green Fairy Book, by Andrew Lang.
Giants, dwarfs, monsters and magicians. 42 stories from China, Russia, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Scotland and England, including "The Three Little Pigs" and "The Half-Chick."
- Greenwitch, by Susan Cooper.
Jane had little reason to ponder the consequences of wishing that the Greenwitch should find happiness. Yet in a world filled with wild magic, nothing can be taken for granted! Book three in the Dark is Rising series.
- The Grey Fairy Book, by Andrew Lang.
This book contains dozens of fairy tales from Africa, Germany, France, Greece, and other countries.
- The Grey King, by Susan Cooper.
Will Stanton may be immortal, but that doesn't mean he can't get sick. In fact, as this, the fourth book in the Dark is Rising series opens, we find that Will has been so sick with hepatitis that he doesn't even remember that he is an Old Ones. Can Bran Davies, an albino with secrets of his own, help him recover his memory, and the Golden Harp?
- Guardian of the Horizon (Large Print), by Elizabeth Peters.
In the recovered journal of archaeologist Amelia Peabody, we discover the adventures of these determined explorers during the "missing years" (1907–1908) as the family revisits the hidden city of the Lost Oasis.
- The Guide to Living with Bladder Cancer, By Mark P. Schoenberg.
This book provides a frank discussion on what bladder cancer is, its symptoms, and how it is diagnosed. It also describes, in detail, the various treatment options available for treating this disease.
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