Search Results: "Erik Larson"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Gripping drama, captured with a reporter's nose for a good story and a novelist's flair for telling it. (6 b&w photos, 1 map, not seen)"
A vivid account of the tragedies and triumphs of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and the concurrent depravities of America's first serial killer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2011

"An excellent study, taking a tiny instant of modern history and giving it specific weight, depth and meaning."
A sometimes improbable but nevertheless true tale of diplomacy and intrigue by bestselling author Larson (Thunderstruck, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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THUNDERSTRUCK by Erik Larson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"At times slow-going, but the riveting period detail and dramatic flair eventually render this tale an animated history lesson."
A murder that transfixed the world and the invention that made possible the chase for its perpetrator combine in this fitfully thrilling real-life mystery. Read full book review >

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DEAD WAKE by Erik Larson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"An intriguing, entirely engrossing investigation into a legendary disaster. Compared to Greg King and Penny Wilson's Lusitania (2014), also publishing to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking, Larson's is the superior account."
Larson (In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, 2011, etc.) once again demonstrates his expert researching skills and writing abilities, this time shedding light on nagging questions about the sinking of the Lusitania on May 7, 1915.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 1999

"Larson captures his ignominy, and the storm in its fury. (Author tour)"
There is bad weather, and there are 100-year storms. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 9, 1994

"An urgent and, after the Long Island Railroad massacre, sadly timely wake-up call to stop America's 'new tyranny' of gun violence."
A frightening tour through America's gun culture by way of a single weapon — a semiautomatic hailed by its manufacturer as "the gun that made the '80s roar," and a single criminal — a troubled Virginia teenager who used the gun in a terrifying rampage. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 27, 1992

"Personal, indignant, clever: Larson offers strong ammunition against an enemy so insidious that most people don't even know it's there."
Here, former Wall Street Journal reporter Larson, incensed and victimized, exposes the network of consumer espionage that places ordinary citizens at risk of losing their constitutional right to privacy by merely purchasing something—even this book—or by refusing to purchase what researchers, from their lists and profiles, believe they should. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING ERIK by Mike Huber
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"A book more about feelings than story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Lessons in dealing with sadness and offering compassion dominate this picture book. Read full book review >

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THE ERIK ERIKSON READER by Erik Erikson
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Edited with intelligence and vision—a volume that confirms Erikson's honored place in the pantheon of psychological theorists."
A welcome collection of excerpts and essays from the work of the celebrated psychoanalyst (A Way of Looking at Things, 1987, etc.) who died in 1994. Read full book review >

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ERIK THE RED SEES GREEN by Julie Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This cheery portrayal of color vision deficiency will appeal to curious and quirky kids who want to see the world a little differently. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anderson's first book is a colorful, happy-go-lucky look at color vision deficiency. Read full book review >

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THE SAGA OF ERIK THE VIKING by Terry Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"An enjoyable volume. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Erik and his crew go in search of "the land where the sun goes at night." Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A collection that will demonstrate either the limitations or the possibilities of flash fiction, depending on the reader's perspective."
When you'd rather have a quick shot of fiction than linger over a long tale, knock back one of these 20 very short stories—plus one artwork—on love, sex, and relationships. Read full book review >