Search Results: "C. Dickson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SAVAGE NIGHT by Mohammed Dib
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2001

"A fine introduction to an unjustly neglected contemporary master."
The Algerian war for independence from France, and the sufferings of oppressed peoples in such other theaters of conflict and cruelty as South America and Sarajevo, provide the themes for this exemplary collection (the first booklength English translation of Dib's work) of 13 stories by a prolific and prizewinning veteran (b. 1920) North African writer. Read full book review >

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THE ROUND by J.M.G. Le Clézio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2003

"A fascinating tour of the wild side, conducted by a writer who has been surprising us for over forty years."
The other side of life on the French Riviera, as seen with understated compassion and intensity in this previously untranslated 1982 collection of thematically related—and brilliantly written—stories. Read full book review >

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BILL VEECK by Paul Dickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2012

"Veeck is not as well remembered as he should be. Dickson's book is a skillful corrective."
Dickson (The Unwritten Rules of Baseball, 2009, etc.) delivers an engaging biography of Bill Veeck (1914-1986), an innovative, irascible and progressive gadfly within the staid world of baseball. Read full book review >

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SPUTNIK by Paul Dickson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2001

"An excellent treatment of one of the early chapters of the Cold War."
The devastating impact of a Soviet satellite on the American public in the '50s. Read full book review >

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BLOCKS by Irene Dickson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Like Ruby, Benji, and Guy, readers will want to share Blocks! (Picture book. 2-4)"
A cleverly simple book builds skills as well as towers. Read full book review >

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A FINE HOW DO YOU DO by Patty Dickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A charming and compelling tale about an American traveler trying to navigate British high society."
A Pennsylvania weather forecaster makes a trip to England's Lake District and finds himself caught up in the intrigue of upper-class life in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2013

"Despommier is an excellent popularizer, lacing his accounts of our invaders' ingenuity with history and anecdotes that underscore how grateful a modern society should be for clean drinking water and sanitary facilities."
The ick factor is high—20-foot tapeworms, skin nodules filled with writhing worms, etc.—but for parasitologists, the fellow travelers chronicled in this illuminating book command respect for the artful ways they have managed cohabitation since the dawn of life. Read full book review >

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LIFE CHANGING EVENT by Dickson Loos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2013

"An overflowing tale of love and war, with plot turns as swift as they are melodramatic."
In this novel of war and remembrance, a soldier-turned-attorney adds a new bullet point to his resume—stolen art investigator. Read full book review >

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WORLDS ELSEWHERE by Andrew Dickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"A frequently illuminating investigation of Shakespeare around the world."
Shakespeare, performed in the most unlikely places. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A compendious, entertaining look at our nation's leaders through words and turns of phrase."
A prolific wordsmith dignifies our presidents' unique rhetoric. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"A captivating argument that will intrigue general readers and give policymakers and investors much to ponder."
Despommier (Microbiology and Environmental Sciences/Columbia Univ.) details his optimistic vision of a sustainable future based on urban agriculture. Read full book review >

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TEAMWORK & TERROR by Omar Dickson
Released: July 18, 2012

"Almost a timely, exciting ride, but the hero's too far out of his element."
Dickson goes for nonstop action in his debut thriller about a British contractor cum secret agent who has been roped into a multigovernment charade to find chemical weapons lost under the Egyptian desert. Read full book review >