Search Results: "H.G. Brack"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 26, 2008

"American history buffs and nautical scholars will revel in this professorial ode to shipbuilding's evolution."
A dense, challenging yet thoroughly informed history of edge tools, the 18th- and 19th-century devices used by New England craftsmen to build a maritime economy and ultimately a nation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 12, 2015

"A fervent warning about environmental dangers accompanied by a thorough list of resources."
A comprehensive collection of information about nanoparticles and their impact on the environment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2011

"Powerful and indispensable—a serious antidote to the recent feel-good murmurings voiced on nuclear power's behalf."
Nuclear-power researcher Brack presents an enlightening survey of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis and its context within recent nuclear-power disasters and snafus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2008

"A well-organized reference tool packed with useful information; accessible to all but the youngest readers."
Students, researchers and museum visitors will benefit from this guide to the history of metallurgical terms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Raises important questions about the ability of history to chronicle a truth that transcends its authors' biases."
A treatise that seeks to rediscover a people erased from modern memory by the clumsy naming tactics of early European explorers. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Complementing rather than supplanting existing works on Wells, this is valuable to anyone seriously interested in the writer and his works or in the history of English socialism. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Foot adds to his reputation as a biographer with this well-researched and skillfully presented work focusing on Wells as a socialist. Read full book review >

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A JUSTIFIED BITCH by H.G. McKinnis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Fast-paced, funny, and gritty—the perfect read for lounging by a casino pool."
When a mentally ill woman is the only witness to a murder, her family rallies around her even though it means running all over Las Vegas in this hard-hitting but affectionate debut. Read full book review >

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LOOSING MY ESPANISH by H.G. Carrillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2004

"A straightforward narrative might not have been exciting, but it could have delivered a real epic instead of this fitfully insightful but ultimately hermetic tale."
In a last-ditch effort to make an impression, or sum up his life, a high-school teacher of Cuban descent gives his class an unforgettable series of lessons. Read full book review >

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MOB SCHOOL SURVIVOR by Greyson Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Runs off the rails at the end, but even nongamers will appreciate this unofficial spinoff's 'achievement.' (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 8-10)"
Despite, not because of, carefully pre-laid plans, Gerald Creeper survives his first month of nights at Mob Middle School in this novel based on "Minecraft." Read full book review >

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THE WALL by H.G. Adler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"An eloquent record of suffering—and perhaps of redemption as well."
Pensive portrait of a man struggling to find a place in the world after enduring transformative calamity. Read full book review >