Search Results: "David E. Murphy"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 1997

"Eye-opening detail on cloak-and-dagger operations in a conquered capital city that once threatened to alter the balance of world power and breach the world's hard-won peace. (illustrations, not seen) (Author tour)"
A troika of erstwhile adversaries team up to deliver an absorbing and authoritative inside view of how American and Soviet- bloc intelligence agencies plied their offbeat trade in divided Berlin during the first 15 years of the Cold War. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 27, 2002

"One of the real keepers of the flurry of 9/11 publications, destined to find a place on the shelf and be turned to time and again."
Soul-stirring firsthand accounts—terrifying transports—of living through the disasters of September 11, as told to New York Times reporter Murphy. Read full book review >

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INSIDE THE CELL by Erin E. Murphy
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A specialized work that will appeal to attorneys, investigators, crime writers, and others on the frontiers of forensic DNA laws and technologies."
A critique of the criminal justice system's overreliance on forensic DNA, focused on legal and scientific questions underlying the topic's CSI glamour.Read full book review >

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VROOM, CHUGGA, VROOM-VROOM by Anne Miranda
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"While the book has some value for preschoolers as practice in number recognition, the static illustrations put it outside a winner's circle that would include Thacher Hurd's Zoom City (p. 197), Tres Seymour's Smash-Up Crash-Up Derby (1995), or Donald Crews's Bicycle Race (1985). (Picture book. 4-5)"
Wide-eyed and grinning, 20 cars line up for a race—-and they're off, burning rubber, swerving into walls and each other, shedding parts, crawling off the track with tongues hanging out. Read full book review >

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THOSE WHO RUN by David J. Murphy

"An intriguing YA thriller with a spunky but gold-hearted heroine, a cast of supportive, decent friends, and the twin backdrops of a mysterious criminal enterprise and abusive family members."
A girl on the run from an abusive father unwillingly winds up embroiled in an illegal scheme, from which she'll need help from her friends to escape. Read full book review >

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MAMA, LOOK! by Patricia J. Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A cheery springboard for small nature lovers to have their own 'Mama, look!' opportunities. (author and illustrator's note; suggestions for families) (Picture book. 2-4)"
What's better than a young child enjoying a nature walk with Mama? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Given Dowding's extracurricular activities, one can understand why Churchill canned him. Still, Fisher's portrait of the dotty Dowding is a pleasure to read."
Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the hyperrational Sherlock Holmes, believed in fairies and ghosts. Why should a pioneer of radar defense systems not have done the same? Read full book review >

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WOMEN WARRIORS by David E. Jones
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

A full yet readable historical survey of women at war that convincingly shows females have long been soldiers and military leaders. Read full book review >

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THE BILLION DOLLAR SPY by David E. Hoffman
NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2015

"An intricate, mesmerizing portrayal of the KGB-CIA spy culture."
A thoroughly researched excavation of an astoundingly important (and sadly sacrificed) spy for the CIA during the low point of the 1970s. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"B&w photos; extensive chapter notes; sources for further information; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
An excellent, balanced overview of gun control in the US. Read full book review >