Search Results: "Doron Swade"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2001

"A moving and fascinating account of a brilliant man who failed in spite of his best efforts."
An account by London Science Museum director Swade (Charles Babbage and His Calculating Machine, not reviewed) of the work and influence of 19th-century English mathematician and inventor who was the first to proclaim the need for computers and describe their basic features. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"A heartsick father's poignant account of his heartsick son, and a primer on the fragility of life."
A father's intimate portrait of a dying son. Read full book review >

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Released: April 6, 1989

Ross Perot's run-in with General Motors was widely perceived as a clash of symbols: Sunbelt entrepreneur in conflict with the rigid bureaucrats of an old-line industrial colossus. Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE WHEEL AT CHRYSLER by Doron P. Levin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 1995

"A cogent exposition that provides an understanding of who and what propels the monster auto industry through its exhilarating booms and dolorous slumps."
Detroit Free Press reporter Levin (Irreconcilable Differences: Ross Perot vs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2014

"A hot dog memoir that ultimately isn't juicy enough."
Riley details his ascent from a poor Southern farm boy to the head of one of the world's most successful hot dog companies. Read full book review >

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MAGIC COMES IN ITS TIME by Berniece Rabe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Still, the interaction of the boys is healthy and believable, the outcome is heartwarming, and Ben-Ami's sensitive b&w illustrations—whether of second-graders or of storks—are especially affecting. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
Returning to the Germany of his birth with his adoptive parents (Dad's a US Army doctor), Jonathan makes the mistake of confiding a beloved family story to his new class. Read full book review >

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MARTYRS’ CROSSING by Amy Wilentz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"An impressively savvy political novel that compares interestingly with Robert Stone's Damascus Gate (1998)."
An increasingly suspenseful debut novel from the award-winning New Yorker writer (The Rainy Season, 1989) that spins a persuasively elaborate plot from a tragic "incident" at a Jerusalem checkpoint. Read full book review >