Search Results: "Christopher Leonard"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MEAT RACKET by Christopher Leonard
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"An authoritative look at a ruthlessly efficient system."
An engrossing report on the industrialized American meat business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A COYOTE’S IN THE HOUSE by Elmore Leonard
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Good fun. (Fiction. 9-13)"
The author of Get Shorty turns to children's books with a character study of three very different types. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 4, 1990

This biography of the volatile basketball coach profits from the author's sense of fairness and objectivity but, lacking Thompson's cooperation and input—and that of friends, associates, and players—fails to get to the man behind the great teams and bitter controversies. Read full book review >

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Released: March 29, 1989

Cullings from the "Missing Links" column that paleontologist Khrishtalka writes for a bimonthly Carnegie Institution magazine. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A sympathetic portrait of a talented, diligent man who laid a foundation for others, but lacked the imagination to build a memorable monument. (29 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This well-researched biography of a forgotten scientist also suggests a revealing view of 19th-century American science. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 13, 1994

"Suspenseful and awful in its grisly details, but done with good taste and compassion."
Sanders (Fort Worth, 1984, etc.) puts the novelist's eye for detail and a sharp sense of pace to good use in this outstanding true-crime narrative about the rape and murder of a retired Oklahoma schoolteacher. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS MOUNTAIN by Leonard Wolf
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 17, 1993

"Wolf's ease with the genre (which allows us to savor his crisp reenactment of stock fairy-tale scenes) falls short of an ability to integrate its ancient symbols with the angst of his alienated royals."
The Polish fairy tale ``The Glass Mountain'' appeared in Lang's The Yellow Fairy Book (1894) and more recently was given a mordant urban twist by Donald Barthelme in a short 1970 piece (same title). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 15, 2015

"A formidable and original interdisciplinary work, likely to interest theologians as well as lay scientists."
An ambitious attempt to provide what the author calls "a unified theory of spirituality, conscience and belief." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 1991

"A fascinating and provocative discussion—slow in coalescing but worth the wait. (Seventy-two b&w photographs and 15 diagrams.)"
A California surgeon explores the striking parallels in the evolution of Western art and science in this enlightening exploration of where ideas come from and how they enter the consciousness of a culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNKNOWN MAN #89 by Elmore Leonard
Released: June 1, 1977

"Bullet-holes and body-blows abound (Perez has some brutal, good ol' boy muscle; Ryan enlists Leary's murderer), but they're a convincingly integral part of the landscape, as are the drained faces, the sleeping hotel clerks, and the bars and streets where Leonard's highly watchable, not-so-dumb shows take place."
Like G. V. Higgins and R. B. Parker, Leonard shadows the urban crime scene (his city's Detroit—the pits) while looking over his talented shoulder at Ross Macdonald and Raymond Chandler. Read full book review >