Search Results: "Brenda Maddox"


BOOK REVIEW

ROSALIND FRANKLIN by Brenda Maddox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"At once a scientific exploration and a personal history, Maddox's biography is inviting and ultimately satisfying. (16 pages b&w photos)"
This engagingly direct biography of Franklin encapsulates her vital contributions to science and in particular the deciphering of DNA while providing a durable portrait of a forceful personality. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2007

"Readers with an interest in the history of science—and with a taste for the dark side of scholarship—will find this irresistible."
Revealing analysis of the man who made the work of Sigmund Freud accessible to readers in English. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"She tells it judiciously and well."
Maddox (Nora, 1988) focuses on Lawrence's tumultuous union with a German aristocrat as the major factor goading him to his artistic quantum leaps. Read full book review >

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HALO by Tom Maddox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Maddox may have talent, but on this showing it's impossible to tell."
Free-lance data-auditor Gonzales is given a contract by the Sentrax Corporation to monitor goings-on aboard Halo, an orbiting colony controlled by an artificial intelligence named Aleph. Read full book review >

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MY LITTLE BLUE DRESS by Bruno Maddox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2001

"It does go on a bit too long, but it's a hoot all the same."
This lively and ingenious first novel by the former editor of Spy juxtaposes two very different stories: the history, told by "herself," of a lusty young woman born on the first day of the last century, and the checkered love life and paraliterary career of "Bruno Maddox," who's writing the former tale at breakneck speed (and quite ineptly) to fulfill an unwisely entered contractual agreement. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 1998

"A must-read for students of science. (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection)"
Despite some smug statements to the contrary, the work of science is far from complete; here a former editor of Nature takes a look at the uncharted territory ahead. Read full book review >

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RULES OF THE GAME by Marjorie Maddox
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

A singularly unattractive, cramped design does nothing to help this collection of baseball-themed poems. Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTS OF SAIGON by John Maddox  Roberts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 1996

"An offbeat, haunting tale with some thrilling movie-like action."
Private eye Gabe Treloar's second caper is even more complicated and dangerous than his first (A Typical American Town, 1994). Read full book review >

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SPQR: SATURNALIA by John Maddox  Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"But Steven Saylor does ancient Rome better, and Roberts does better with his Gabe Treloar series (Desperate Highways, 1997, etc.)."
In ancient Rome, they celebrated the winter solstice with boozing, brawling, and similar manifestations of indecorous behavior—the Saturnalia. Read full book review >

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SPQR IX: THE PRINCESS AND THE PIRATES by John Maddox  Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2005

"Colorful characters led by Cleopatra and historical tidbits add entertainment to a middling mystery. Bonus: a ten-page glossary."
An ancient Roman sleuth aided by a teenaged Cleopatra tracks down pirates and solves a murder. Read full book review >