Book Review Digest

Author/title Index, 1905-1974
Author: Leslie Dunmore-Leiber
Publisher: N.A
Category: Book review digest
Page: N.A
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Book Review Digest, 2017 Annual Cumulation

Author: Hw Wilson
Publisher: H. W. Wilson
ISBN: 9781682176641
Category: Reference
Page: 277
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Book Review Digest is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers' advisory and collection development. It provides excerpts from, and citations to, reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction. It also includes descriptive summaries of the books. Virtually every book has at least one substantial review excerpt, and most have at least two.

The Horror Book Review Digest

Author: Michael Patrick Hicks
Publisher: High Fever Books
ISBN: 1947570064
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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Introducing the first volume of The Horror Book Review Digest! “For the last few years, Michael Patrick Hicks has been my go-to for horror novel reviews.” – Tim Meyer, author of Kill Hill Carnage and The Switch House Presented by High Fever Books, this quarterly publication reviews the latest horror novels, novellas, and short stories published by the Big 5, small presses, independent authors and publishers, and emerging voices in horror, as well as less recent, classic, and soon-to-be classic horror titles. In this debut release, horror author and HWA member Michael Patrick Hicks reviews new releases from Stephen King, CV Hunt, Rio Youers, John Connolly, Mary SanGiovanni, Jonathan Maberry, and Paul Tremblay. This volume also features reviews for each of the six launch titles from Flame Tree Press, a brand-new genre imprint launching in September with titles from Jonathan Janz, Hunter Shea, Ramsey Campbell, and others, as well as Fangoria’s book publishing debut with their title, Our Lady of the Inferno by Preston Fassel. Plus, we take a look back at the classic Jack Ketchum novels, Off Season and The Girl Next Door, as well as Brian Keene’s Darkness on the Edge of Town, and many, many more. This special first volume of The Horror Book Review Digest features reviews of over 50 books that promise to give you chills and nightmares. Settle in, keep a light on, and find your next read.

The Book Review Digest, Vol. 8

Eighth Annual Cumulation; Book Reviews of 1912 in One Alphabet (Classic Reprint)
Author: H. W. Wilson Company
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780428864293
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 544
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Excerpt from The Book Review Digest, Vol. 8: Eighth Annual Cumulation; Book Reviews of 1912 in One Alphabet This the eighth annual cumulation of the Book Review Digest comes to its completion with but little change in the policy that has prevailed in former annual numbers. Practically the only new feature added is that of estimating by the thousand words the cost of the volumes entered. About 2300 books have been noted during the year. The subject index introduced last year has been continued and will be found combined with a title index at the end of the volume. The increasing use of the Digest by librarians is of course gratifying to us whose business it is to make it; especially pleased have we been this year with its introduction into the Library training schools where in many cases it is now used as a means of instruction in book selection. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Draw in the Dunes

The 1969 Ryder Cup and the Finish That Shocked the World
Author: Neil Sagebiel
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250021162
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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In 1969, the 42-year history of biennial golf matches between the United States and Great Britain reached its climax. The U.S., led by Jack Nicklaus, had dominated competitive golf for years; Great Britain, led by Tony Jacklin, was the undisputed underdog. But in spite of having lost 14 of 17 Ryder Cups in the past, the British entered the 1969 Ryder Cup as determined as the Americans were dominant. What followed was the most compelling, controversial, and contentious Ryder Cup the sport had ever seen. Draw in the Dunes is a story of personal and professional conflict, from the nervousness displayed at the very beginning of the Ryder Cup matches—when one man could not tee his golf ball—to the nerve displayed by Nicklaus and Jacklin, who battled each other all the way to the final moment of the final match. Throughout the Cup, 17 of the 32 matches were not decided until the final hole. Most electrifying was Nicklaus and Jacklin's contest, which decided the fate of the Ryder Cup. At the last putt, Nicklaus conceded to Jacklin, keeping the cup for the Americans while letting the British walk away with their most successful Ryder Cup result in years. From this event, which came to be known as "The Concession," Nicklaus and Jacklin forged a lifelong friendship and ushered in a new era of golf. From the author of the critically acclaimed golf history The Longest Shot, Draw in the Dunes is the gripping account of a legendary Cup competition, and the story of golf's greatest act of sportsmanship.

Target Africa

Ideological Neo-colonialism of the Twenty-first Century
Author: Obianuju Ekeocha
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781621642152
Category: History
Page: 225
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Since the end of colonization Africa has struggled with socioeconomic and political problems. This has attracted wealthy donors from western nations, organizations and private foundations who have assumed the role of helper and deliverer. While some donors have good intentions, there are other western "progressive" donors whose gifts to Africa are often attached to their ideology of sexual liberation. These are the ideological neo-colonial masters of the 21st century who aggressively push into Africa their views on contraception, population control, sexualisation of children, feminism, homosexuality and abortion. The author, a native of Africa, shows how these donors are masterful at exploiting some of the heaviest burdens and afflictions of Africa such as maternal mortality, unplanned pregnancies, HIV/AIDS pandemic, child marriage and persistent poverty. This exploitation has put many African nations in the vulnerable position of receiving funding tied firmly to ideological solutions that are opposed to the cultural views and values of the people. Thus many African nations are put back into the protectorate positions of dependency as new cultural standards conceived in the west are made into core policies in African capitals and the new redefined terms of the west become applied within various African ministries. This book reveals a problematic facet of neo-colonialism that is rarely seen or talked about. Drawing from a broad array of well-sourced materials and documents, it tells the story of foreign aid gifts with strings attached, the story of Africa targeted and recolonized by wealthy powerful donors.

Golf Digest's Book of Drills

Author: Jim Mclean,Larry Dennis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671725564
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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Recommends a series of drills for beginning and experienced golfers to improve their conditioning, alignment, swing, and other physical and mental skills.

The Forbidden Game

Golf and the Chinese Dream
Author: Dan Washburn
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786070200
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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Financial Times Best Book of 2014 It’s still known as the “rich man’s game” and considered taboo, and yet golf is booming in China — hundreds of new courses have opened in the past decade, despite it being illegal for anyone to build them. Award-winning journalist Dan Washburn follows the lives of three men intimately involved in China’s bizarre golf scene. We meet Zhou, a peasant turned golf pro who sees the game as his way into China’s new middle class; Wang, a lychee farmer whose life is transformed when a massive, top-secret resort springs up next door; and Martin, a Western executive maneuvering through a highly political business environment, ever watchful for Beijing’s “golf police.” Charting these three different paths to the new Chinese Dream, The Forbidden Game is a rich and arresting portrait of a country of contradictions.