Search Results: "Erik Larson"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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CHIGGERS by Hope Larson
by Hope Larson, illustrated by Hope Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2008

"A delightful addition to any duffle (or library). (Graphic novel. 10-14)"
Eisner Award winner Larson effectively mixes magical realism with the timeless rituals of summer camp in this pitch-perfect graphic novel for ‘tweens. Read full book review >

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THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM by Nathan Larson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2011

"When it comes to plotting, film composer Larson is content to follow Raymond Chandler's dictum, 'When in doubt, have a man come through a door with a gun.' But his dystopia is bound to win fans with strong stomachs."
A nameless investigator dogs New York streets made even meaner by a series of near-future calamities. Read full book review >

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IN RETROSPECT by Ellen Larson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 20, 2013

"The twisty plot almost makes the futuristic confusion worthwhile. Perhaps more explication by Larson (Abdul Rahman Guards the Bridge, 2010, etc.) could guide readers through the rough path to the year 3324."
Murder in the far future has a time traveler seeking answers in the recent past. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2012

"Some wooly mysticism fogs up these pages but overall, a well-researched and thoughtfully framed study of an often misunderstood artist."
An unconventional biography of avant-garde composer John Cage (1912-1992) and the profound influence Zen Buddhism had on his music. Read full book review >