Search Results: "Dorothy Ours"


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MAN O’ WAR by Dorothy Ours
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2006

"An almost too-meticulous record of Thoroughbred racing's greatest champion."
A slow-out-of-the-gate biography of Thoroughbred legend Man o' War (a relation of Seabiscuit) that eventually crosses the finish line with a flourish. Read full book review >

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BATTLESHIP by Dorothy Ours
NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2013

"For horse-racing fans, an adequate follow-up to the author's previous book and a companion for Lauren Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit (2001)."
The story of an heiress, her horse and the jockey who rode it to glory. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 12, 1986

"A knotty confusion of names, places and schemes, but overall an engrossing, often witty portrayal of the early throes of commerce, fleshed out with satisfying characters and complex alliances."
A bumbling lummox turned business superstar in 15th-century Europe is the hero of the first volume of a promised historical series, by the author of several mysteries and the Francis of Lymond novels. Read full book review >

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JUNKET IS NICE by Dorothy Kunhardt
Released: Sept. 7, 1933

"May get a good break and go over well."
A nonsense picture book with a guessing element in it and the repetition children love. Read full book review >

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NOW OPEN THE BOX by Dorothy Kunhardt
Released: Sept. 20, 1934

"But it is fun—and it has amusing pictures—and everyone will adore the little bitty dog."
A follow-up on Junket is Nice has a difficult standard to achieve, and one must confess that Now Open the Box doesn't quite make the grade. Read full book review >

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ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH by Dorothy Herrmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"A sound work—fascinating and essential. (Sixteen-page b&w photo insert.)"
Like Herrmann's S.J. Perelman (1986): a vigorous, intelligent portrait of a complex personality. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF THE WOLVES by Dorothy Hearst
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"An interminable eco/fantasy/anthropomorphic/historical stew with more political debate than Capitol Hill. Perhaps young adult readers will enjoy the wolfish empathy."
Big wolves fight small wolves over the human threat to the natural world in an aficionados-only second serving of The Wolf Chronicles series. Read full book review >

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THE RINGED CASTLE by Dorothy Dunnett
Released: April 3, 1972

"As the others in this series, multi-layered, talky, and thick with thieves but ruthlessly busy."
Move five in Miss Dunnett's popular adventures of that 16th century Bond/Lord Peter Wimsey — Francis Crawford of Lymond and one would chance a guess the author is not castling for an end game. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE ROUND by Dorothy Dunnett
Released: April 20, 1970

"Johnson Johnson, the undercover agent who fronts as an artist, finally manages to clear everything up but like op art, the chief impression is disorientation."
This is the second in the Johnson Johnson series and it's almost as defeatingly involved as the first (The Photogenic Soprano, 1968). Read full book review >

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ONCE TOO OFTEN by Dorothy Simpson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 1998

"In his 14th (A Day for Dying, 1996, etc.), Thanet, as usual, deftly unpeels the layers of unhappy deception shrouding the victim, though the result this time is a surprisingly long-winded anticlimax."
Filled with misgivings about his daughter's upcoming wedding to a much wealthier (but less obviously committed) fiancÇ, Inspector Luke Thanet can only pray that Bridget's marriage doesn't turn out like Jessica Dander's. Read full book review >

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COLD-CASE KILLER by Dorothy Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 18, 2007

"Often annoying Keely (Pier Pressure, 2005, etc.) blows hot and cold between independent woman and wimp-in-distress. The loving portrayal of the Florida Keys is more rewarding."
A Cuban-born reflexologist living the good life in the Conch Republic investigates a cold case. Read full book review >