Search Results: "H.G. Kahn"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"If there is more than a hint of hubris, it may not be entirely unearned. (Author tour)"
Kahn—pugnacious world-class shipping magnate and survivor of the Nazi holocaust—presents a fascinating personal history displaying equal parts of bravado and bravery. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS by H.G. Wells
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: June 14, 2012

"It's as if Orson Welles had gotten hold of an iPad. Though some fixes remain to be done, a top-notch production."
The tale that scared America silly in 1938, courtesy of Orson Welles, returns in a well-made app that would do a Martian invader proud. Read full book review >

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DON’T CRY FOR ME, HOT PASTRAMI by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although the mystery's solution is perfunctory (the main clue is never completely explained), Kahn's attention to every outrageous detail—from the pink-on-pink ballroom to the rainbow tacos filled with sardine and frankfurter—makes this a voyage to remember."
Looks like stormy seas ahead for the hapless congregants of Temple Rita who've boarded the Bargain II for a cut-rate cruise to St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAX ME A BAGEL by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Marissa Piesman goes west, with broad temple comedy substituting for Upper East Side wit. (Book-of-the-Month alternate selection)"
Next time you're in Eternal, Texas, be sure to stop in at The Hot Bagel (the only local competition, Kulberg's Deli, is from hunger). Read full book review >

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HOLD THE CREAM CHEESE, KILL THE LOX by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2002

"Better as a travelogue than a puzzler."
Holy mackerel—not to mention the sturgeon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >