Search Results: "Gregg Herken"


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THE GEORGETOWN SET by Gregg Herken
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"An intricate study of the personalities that shaped U.S. Cold War policy."
Herken (Emeritus, Modern American Diplomatic History/Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, Brotherhood of the Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence and Edward Teller, 2002, etc.) takes a rather clever idea promising titillating gossip among neighbors Joseph Alsop, Phil Graham and John F. Kennedy during the 1950s and '60s and amplifies it into a spiraling delineation of the official American response to the perceived Soviet threat. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2002

"Thoughtful and important."
The dramatic story of physicists who put science at the service of the state, with momentous results for themselves and the world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Herken's clear, well-documented writing and his close attention to the human element make for a fascinating and wisely cautionary study."
Engrossing and enlightening account of the checkered relationship between the scientific community and federal government from the Manhattan Project to SDI, by Herken (The Winning Weapon, 1980). Read full book review >

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THE RAINS by Gregg Hurwitz
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"This zombie-esque sci-fi novel will feed the needs of readers looking for a fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping story with elements of horror. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
The alien-zombie mashup that science-fiction fans won't want to miss. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL ON THE RUN by Gregg Olsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2016

"Without dropping a beat, the story ends in a crescendo of danger and turmoil and paves the way for the vigilante teen to take on more criminals in subsequent books. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Bestselling true-crime writer Olsen takes a successful stab at thriller writing for teens. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST CASUALTY by Gregg Loomis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Generic and toothless."
Soldier of fortune Jason Peters (Hot Ice, 2013, etc.) is back in the saddle to neutralize the terrorists who've armed themselves with a laser beam that can play havoc with airliners around the world. Read full book review >

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THE LEADING INDICATORS by Gregg Easterbrook
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Indicting the AIG-Bear Stearns-Lehman Brothers' looting of the American dream, Easterbrook offers a must-have, Sub-Zero-refrigerator appraisal of what the Smartest Guys in the Room did to the American dream."
Easterbrook's (Sonic Boom, 2009, etc.) latest social commentary as literary fiction filters leverage buyouts, derivatives marketing and multimillion-dollar CEO bonuses through the lens of one wave-riding family. Read full book review >

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BETRAYAL by Gregg Olsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Despite the paranormal element, this is more a police procedural than anything else, albeit one that's on the fluffy side. (Paranormal mystery. 12-16)"
Taylor and Hayley Ryan, the twin girls who can connect to and sense past events are again involved in mysterious events in Port Gamble, Wash., in this second Empty Coffin tale. Read full book review >

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THE CRIME WRITER by Gregg Hurwitz
Released: July 23, 2007

"A performance worthy of applause."
When crime writer Drew Danner is discovered standing over the dead body of his ex-fiancée, Genevieve, he quickly learns that real murder is a lot messier than the stories he pens. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN F. AUSTIN by Gregg Cantrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A solid achievement of biographical art and modern western history that substitutes new evidence and current scholarship where myth and romance have long held sway."
The first critical study in 75 years of the founder of Anglo-American Texas—an appealing figure who here has gained a shrewd and skilled biographer. Read full book review >

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ORPHAN X by Gregg Hurwitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"With his digital-age The Avenger, Hurwitz races by minor plot holes and spins a web of relentless intrigue with bursts of tensely sketched violence."
Kicking off a new series, Hurwitz (Don't Look Back, 2014, etc.) sets young Evan Smoak, a one-time government assassin, to work as a pro bono equalizer—one call brings a criminal to justice.Read full book review >

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Sea City by Gregg Nolan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"An apt beach read about Aquatics, even if the slam-bang heroics go over the top."
As global warming threatens Earth, human scientists encounter an incredible race of sea people who offer help in reversing environmental disaster—but an equally ancient enemy also resurfaces. Read full book review >