Search Results: "Barry Werth"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Histories of ideas are rarely page-turners, but Werth has done the trick."
A rich, entertaining slab of Victorian American history, focused on the debate over evolution. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A gripping, page-turning story, and a revealing and troubling look at our medical liability system."
A richly detailed account of a medical malpractice suit that reveals how human-energy-intensive, expensive, and inefficient the medical liability system can be. Read full book review >

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THE ANTIDOTE by Barry Werth
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A revealing, readable book about 'some of competitive capitalism's most complicated science and most cutthroat marketing maneuvers.'"
This follow-up to the author's book about upstart Vertex Pharmaceuticals (The Billion-Dollar Molecule: One Company's Quest for the Perfect Drug, 1994) details the firm's transition from boutique creative group to profitable prescription drug maker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Colorful, packed with facts and delivering a clear message: that the risks of investing in biotechnology aren't just high—they're stratospheric."
A you-are-there account of the turbulent early days of Vertex, a high-tech, high-risk biotechnology firm. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2006

"An eye-opening tale of vicious interoffice warfare, implying that dog-eat-dog politics remain in place on Pennsylvania Avenue."
Werth (The Scarlet Professor, 2001) sheds new light on the four weeks following Nixon's departure from the White House and that period's ongoing effects. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"A riveting account of a gentle man overwhelmed by one of the waves of American hysteria that occasionally obliterate our national common sense."
A poignant, distressing portrait of Arvin (1900-63), one of our premier literary critics, whose distinguished career as a professor and writer was destroyed by the revelation of his homosexuality. Read full book review >

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BARRY LYGA
by Megan Labrise

What’s Barry Lyga’s secret to writing books teen readers love?

“I don’t write for teens,” says the New York Times bestselling author of I Hunt Killers. “That’s my secret—I write about teens.

“I’m aware that my books are published as YA,” he continues, “and I love that, and there’s a magic to having teenagers tell you a book ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"For those on their own unfamiliar, scary voyage with cancer, this book will likely inspire, comfort and perhaps motivate them to journal their way through the disease."
Werth's debut about her battle with breast cancer is a mix of prose and poetry that's part autobiography, part memoir, part journal and part self-help guide for others facing similar "faith walks." Read full book review >

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THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by Barry  Moser
adapted by Barry Moser, illustrated by Barry Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Never has that big bad wolf been better served. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
The chubby piglets are very small, the wolf big, bony, and very bad, in this sly retelling of the familiar tale. Read full book review >

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HERO-TYPE by Barry Lyga
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2008

"The message, though important, is more than clear; readers will really have to love the characters to see it through to the end. (Fiction. YA)"
Kevin Ross, aka Kross, receives a key to the small town of Brookdale and a free car from the mayor for heroically rescuing his schoolmate (and crush) from the hands of a murderer. Read full book review >

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<i>TITANIC</i> SINKS! by Barry Denenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"This is history at its best, an original and appealing way to mark the centennial of this familiar disaster. (author's note, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction.10-14)"
A memorial edition of an imagined magazine covers the construction and fateful voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic, Queen of the Ocean, which sank in April 1912. Read full book review >