Search Results: "Eric J. Lerner"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG BANG NEVER HAPPENED by Eric J. Lerner
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"Alternative cosmologies deserve their place in the sun-but watch out for sunburn from this one."
It takes chutzpah to come up with a title like that and Lerner, a plasma physicist, has it aplenty. Read full book review >

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PINKERTON’S SECRET by Eric Lerner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2008

"Despite some grating linguistic anachronisms ('gobbledygook,' 'I'll have his ass in a sling'), a novel of wonderful historical plausibilities."
The renowned private eye reviews his life and loves. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 2005

"Bracing, informative and always interesting reading for investors and their advisors, who, to trust Galbraith, don't know much of anything, either."
Wall Street, the capital of capital, is a strange place full of strange individuals where anything can happen. Read full book review >

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THE HUBBLE WARS by Eric J. Chaisson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 1994

The astrophysicist and author of The Life Era (1987) relates in characteristic deadpan fashion the tumultuous history of the ill-fated (if recently redeemed) Hubble Space Telescope project. ``Given both the unprecedented complexity of the vehicle on orbit and the idiosyncratic cast of human characters on the ground, it is a miracle that the Hubble Space Telescope works as well as it does,'' Chaisson states in this detailed and often bleakly humorous account of the super-telescope's trials. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"A revealing—and troubling—overview of the uses of money and power at the international level."
Business and economics journalist Weiner (What Goes Up: The Uncensored History of Modern Wall Street as Told by the Bankers, Brokers, CEOs, and Scoundrels Who Made It Happen, 2005) looks at how wealthy nations in Asia and the Middle East are using shrewd investments to gain power on the international stage. Read full book review >

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CICADA by J. Eric Laing
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Be sure to read this steamy Southern noir in the A/C."
Tragedy befalls a small town in the 1950s Deep South when the Klu Klux Klan's arrival coincides with an unraveling of long-held family secrets. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT WATCH by J. Eric Laing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2012

"Though far from the Christian Rome of Ben-Hur or the classic one of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, this Roman holiday offers a picture of the world of the gladiators readers will be hard-pressed to find elsewhere."
Laing's novel shows a side of the Roman Empire that's downright frightening. Read full book review >

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MY BACKYARD GARDEN by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A handsome atlas for the more intent diggers of dirt. (maps, charts, diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
An aesthetically pleasing year-round guide to gardening; Lerner (Backyard Birds of Summer, 1996, etc.) takes a well-organized, sensible approach to growing. Read full book review >

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CACTUS by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 1992

A clear, visually attractive introduction by the author of several fine nature titles. Read full book review >