Search Results: "E. Benjamin Skinner"


BOOK REVIEW

SKINNER by Charlie Huston
Released: July 9, 2013

"A tale that may enthrall technogeeks while sending their elders scrambling through Hacking for Dummies."
A cyberterrorist attack against America looms in this grim, hard-edged thriller from Edgar Award-nominated author Huston. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2008

"An important, consciousness-raising book."
An impassioned exposé of a thriving slave economy in the world's poorest regions. Read full book review >

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E by Matt Beaumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Your career may depend on it."
Subject: Fab debut of former London adman, making a bugger-all brilliant update on the epistolary novel by having it largely in e-mail thrashing about on the office network and focusing on London's Miller Shanks ad agency striving to land the Coke account. Read full book review >

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SKINNER LUCE by Patricia Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"High-caliber, often engrossing literary sci-fi."
Ward (The Bullet Collection, 2003) offers a tale of a woman discovering her alien origins.Read full book review >

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THE SKINNER by Neal Asher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"The whole impressive, ingenious enterprise hurtles along at a high-octane clip while swinging with nonchalant abandon between horror and comedy: call it black slapstick. In sum: a blast."
Riotous far-future SF yarn, a second from the British author of Gridlinked (not seen). Read full book review >

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B.F. SKINNER by Daniel W. Bjork
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

"More engaging when discussing ideas than when probing Skinner's roots or private life, and hardly the definitive biography; but, even so, Bjork gives a clear view of an American original whom posterity could judge more kindly than did his contemporaries. (Photos)"
A fair-minded, insightful portrayal of the life and ideas of one of America's most controversial thinkers, by Bjork (History/St. Read full book review >

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STE-E-E-E-EAMBOAT A-COMIN’! by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2005

"The Story of Captain Blanche Leathers (2000), illus by Holly Meade, though its content is closer to William Anderson's comparatively restrained River Boy (2003), illus by Dan Andreasen. (afterword, map) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by a passage from Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, Esbaum captures the bustle and commotion attending a steam packet's arrival in a small river town: "Rubberneckers, / pounding boots, / whiskered geezers, big galoots. / Wheels a-clatter, / choking cloud, / yapping dog, excited crowd." Read full book review >

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CAT-EYED TROUBLE by Robert E. Skinner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The tensely textured hard-boiled milieu is practically the only survivor."
Five years after he gets framed for killing streetcorner hustler Junior Obregon, and several hours after his waiting girlfriend Lottie Sonnier gets executed gangland style, ex-cop Israel Daggett, released from Angola, pulls back into New Orleans. Read full book review >

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THE BIRD SKINNER by Alice Greenway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"Sensitive and finely written."
A visit from a wartime companion's daughter stirs up unwelcome memories for an embittered ornithologist in this follow-up to Greenway's Los Angeles Times Book Award-winning debut White Ghost Girls (2006). Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Walter Isaacson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 2003

"A little less sophisticated than H.W. Brands's The First American, but a solid contribution to Frankliniana all the same."
Nicely done life of "the most accomplished American of his age." Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1992

"Index. (Biography. 8-11)"
In the author's ``First Biography'' series (presenting more substantial information than his ``Picture Book'' biographies but still easily read): an excellent introduction with a goodly collection of revealing, not always familiar anecdotes enlivening a straightforward account of many of Franklin's most outstanding accomplishments, clearly set in their historical time. Read full book review >