Search Results: "Doron Weber"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THE WEBER STREET WONDER WORK CREW by Maxwell Newhouse
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2010

"Too bad. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This cheery but misguided attempt at a social-studies lesson tries to show kids how they can make a little money while helping others and making their own neighborhood a better place to live. Read full book review >

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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: 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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SURPRISED BY OXFORD by Carolyn Weber
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Well-written, often poignant and surprisingly relatable."
Memoir of a literature professor who converted to Christianity in the halls of Oxford University. Read full book review >

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TRUE CONFECTIONS by Katharine Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Too often wastes the tasty potential of its sticky setting."
Sweet and sour tales of life in a New England candy factory. Read full book review >

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BY HERESIES DISTRESSED by David Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2009

"Initiates will be more than satisfied by this ambitious fantasy variant on the timeworn tale of a monolithic world institution challenged by reformers."
Weber (At All Costs, 2007, etc.) delivers the third installment in his ongoing Safehold saga. Read full book review >

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MISS GAZILLIONS by Richard Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 21, 2005

"Great food, great scenery, great sex, but more dropped stitches than spent dollars, and not much of a story to boot."
A fizzy debut follows an impoverished Caribbean charter-captain and building-super, his delectable tenant, and a whole lot of money not lawfully theirs around the globe. Read full book review >

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THE HOLLOW YEARS by Eugen Weber
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 14, 1994

"An eloquent and thoughtful look at France in the interwar period."
Weber (European History/UCLA; France, Fin de Siäcle, 1986; etc.) skillfully paints a somber portrait of France in decline. Read full book review >