Search Results: "Gerard Piel"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"Published in conjunction with the UN Conference on Environment and Development, Piel's scenario depends on much human goodwill and longer-range self-interest—and wouldn't that be nice?"
Saturated with facts but consistently engaging and readable, Piel's prescription for global salvation marshals history, anthropology, economics, and ecology to demonstrate the measures necessary to create an equitable and sustainable economy—one that's capable of absorbing a final doubling of the world's human population. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date."
The former publisher of Scientific American undertakes a summary of the state of knowledge as a new century gets underway. Read full book review >

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DR. MORTIMER AND THE ALDGATE MYSTERY by Gerard Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2001

"Here, the good doctor attends young Lavinia Nancarrow only to discover that her influenza is less threatening than the sinister guardian who, in the best tradition of 'The Copper Beeches' and 'The Greek Interpreter,' is keeping her imprisoned in an Aldgate house."
Through a chronological accident worthy of Dr. Watson, this inaugural adventure of Dr. James Mortimer, the physician whose main claim to fame before this year was leaving a cane behind in Sherlock Holmes's rooms in The Hound of the Baskervilles, has already been preceded by his second (Dr. Mortimer and the Barking Man Mystery, p. 299). Read full book review >

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SCHOPENHAUER’S TELESCOPE by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Overconstructed but intermittently superb: an ambitious if flawed debut from a promising writer."
Two men, one digging a hole, the other watching and talking, lay out the history of man's cruelty to man. Read full book review >

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THE COURT-MARTIAL OF CHARLIE NEWELL by Gerard Shirar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"An eye-opening story about race and the legal system in America."
One man's story is the vehicle for delving into the history of prejudice and injustice in this country. Read full book review >

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WIDOW WALK by Gerard LaSalle
Released: April 27, 2012

"An earnest, intelligent treat for fans of historical fiction."
Hardy settlers and savage Native Americans trade blows in the changing 19th-century Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >

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ALONE by Gerard d'Aboville
NON-FICTION
Released: July 11, 1993

"Not up to its namesake (Richard Byrd's classic tale of Antarctic survival) but, still, a memorable tale of salt-drenched fortitude. (Sixteen pages of color photos—not seen)"
D'Aboville, who rowed across the Atlantic in 1980, proves that the age of adventure is still upon us—as he now rows across the Pacific in a 26-foot craft, ``alone, alone, alone.'' Skip the first third of the text, which is filler: d'Aboville deciding on his mission, rounding up sponsors, working the press. Read full book review >

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TAKING FIRE by Cindy Gerard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Supersexy romantic suspense fueled by a high-octane plot, breathtaking tension, and blazing passion."
Bobby Taggart and Talia Levine have a complicated past, but when they're thrown together in a bombing in Oman, the stakes get high and very personal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2007

"A generally genial portrait of a rugged man shaped and shoved by geography, weather, economics and race."
One year with an independent Mississippi cotton farmer reveals the harshness and fragility of life in the Delta. Read full book review >

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THE PRIEST by Gerard O'Donovan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"The killer's religio-pathic background is never quite convincing, but O'Donovan juggles his suspects deftly, and frustrated Mulcahy promises to be excellent company for the long term."
Journalist O'Donovan launches a new series with the tale of a Dublin assailant whose crimes give the Troubles and Ireland's current economic crisis stiff competition. Read full book review >

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CITY ON A GRID by Gerard Koeppel
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"For Manhattanites, surely, and for anyone who's visited and been either charmed or overwhelmed by the grid."
A popular historian examines the origin and development of Manhattan's famous grid. Read full book review >

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THE PRISONER'S WIFE by Gerard Macdonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2012

"Though this is McDonald's first adult novel, it boasts the assurance and authority of a veteran spymaster, making us feel like we've been reading this author for years."
Living in Paris in 2004, former CIA spy Shawn Maguire accepts a freelance job to find an Iranian named Darius Osmani. Read full book review >