Search Results: "Chip Wagar"


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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2014

"An inventive, delectable take on Stoker's classic."
In Wagar's (An American in Vienna, 2011) historical horror novel, detectives in 1896 Transylvania suspect that the enigmatic Count Dracula is responsible for numerous disappearances in the area. Read full book review >

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AN AMERICAN IN VIENNA by Chip Wagar
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"A satisfying mixture of history and romance."
A budding reporter gets more than he bargains for on a trip to reconnect with distant relatives in this dramatic look at the European homefront on the eve of World War I. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2014

"A practical personal-finance book that stands out in a crowded field."
A debut guide that offers sound advice on how to achieve financial independence. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Lively writing throughout—just take some of it with a grain of salt."
Walter (Science Writing/Carnegie Mellon Univ.) celebrates Vive la différence—not so much between the sexes as between us and other primates. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"To be shelved alongside Into Thin Air and On Death and Dying: for outdoors buffs and Hemlock Society members alike."
A life consciously, if eccentrically, lived becomes a death carefully arranged—and the subject of this thoughtful meditation on the virtues of knowing when it's time to check out. Read full book review >

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THE CHEESE MONKEYS by Chip Kidd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2001

". . . suck brains with a genius who really is a genius: that is, when you Read This Book."
Sheer charm <\b>most of the way in debut fiction by acclaimed book-cover artist Kidd, associate director of jackets at Knopf. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Walter never explains precisely why our species stands alone, but few readers will complain at the end of this engrossing, up-to-date account of human evolution."
About 27 humanoid species roamed the Earth since splitting off from their ape ancestors 7 million years ago; more are turning up, but only one remains. Science journalist and former CNN bureau chief Walter (Thumbs, Toes, and Tears: And Other Traits That Make Us Human, 2006) delivers a mixture of fact, research and conjecture that describes how this happened. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"An engaging tour of the busy intersection where history, politics, journalism and power converge."
A freelance journalist debuts with an account of the little-known relationship between a powerful journalist and a president. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"The author demonstrates great intellectual breadth, entertaining enthusiasm and far right-brained thinking, but readers may wonder about the absence of the exactitude that prevails in real mathematics."
A method for exploring the relationships between different emotions using simple, non-numeric mathematical equations. Read full book review >

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QUENTIN AND FLORA by Chip Bishop
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2014

"Adds to the literature on the Roosevelts and Whitneys, but the father-son relationship holds more interest than the romance."
This dual biography recounts the lives and doomed courtship of Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of Theodore, and Flora Payne Whitney. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT VOLCANO HOUSE by Chip Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A lightweight but entertaining Hawaiian whodunit."
Hughes (Hanging Ten in Paris, 2011, etc.) places his Hawaii-based surfing detective Kai Cooke in the middle of two cases involving untimely deaths. Read full book review >