Search Results: "Doron Weber"


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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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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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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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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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TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY by Joe Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 1993

"Weber (also Shadow Flight and Defcon One) continues to write great flight scenes for the boys—and, for the girls, some of the most wretched dialogue in the war-thriller biz, where competition for wretched dialogue is tough."
The story of Marine flier Brad Austin that began with Rules of Engagement (1991) now puts him in the cockpit of the CIA's latest weapon, a Soviet built MiG fighter. Read full book review >

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POACHERS by Ronald Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Readers not equally enamored of the niceties of fly fishing, however, may wonder if the cleverness justifies a whole novel."
Charlie Orr's been camping at the Rainbow Rapids campground since before the State of Michigan took it over and installed retirees Burt and Billie Berry (who calls Charlie simply "Tent Man") as host and hostess. Read full book review >

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SILENT HEROES by William Weber
Released: Dec. 14, 2012

"A thriller with numerous intriguing elements, but one that struggles to truly engage the reader."
In this debut novel, Weber crafts a highly complex political thriller involving conspiracies in the Middle East. Read full book review >

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WORLDS OF HONOR by David Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Given that, Honor Harrington fans know exactly what to expect; still,you can't help but wonder at what juncture creative packaging becomes outright deception."
More military/political science fiction, this time "in honor of" the genetically engineered warrior whiz Honor Harrington, whose tireless efforts on behalf of the good-guy Alliance help keep at bay the evil-empire People's Republic, or Peeps (Echoes of Honor, p. 1076, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE WOMEN by Katharine Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A novel of the old school: chockfull of know-it-all literary allusions and very hard not to like."
An Alcott-inspired, sweetly smug, old-fashioned third by Weber (Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, 1995, etc.) about three likable sisters who reject their perfect parents after a moral slipup. Read full book review >