Search Results: "Howard Zimmerman"


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DINOSAURS! by Howard Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"Dinosaur and monster fans may be left wide-eyed, but they'll find more to chew over in Dougal Dixon's Amazing Dinosaurs (p. 128). (Web sites, chart of groups, index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Melodrama is the name of the game in this tall-format browsing item. Read full book review >

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Released: May 28, 1990

"A comprehensive overview that inspires as well as informs."
Science/sf writers Bova and Preiss present a wide-ranging discussion of mankind's search for alien life, along with an intriguing section on how amateurs can help scan for signals from distant planets. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"If this collection spawns annual volumes, they'll need to be more representative and timely—or carry a different title."
This grab-bag, scattershot selection might appeal to fans of contemporary comics but won't win converts or satisfy the curious. Read full book review >

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OCEAN LINERS by Karl Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A fascinating voyage. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
From the earliest days, the ships that carried passengers across the oceans have been wreathed in an aura of romance and mystery and have entranced generations of aficionados. Read full book review >

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OUTBURST by R.D. Zimmerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"As in Todd's hardcover debut, Hostage (1997), the clever mystery is completely overshadowed by Zimmerman's high-intensity look at the dark side of sexual politics—in this case, the plight of Kris Kenney, stigmatized and despised by both straights and gays as beyond the pale. (Author tour)"
It's been six weeks since Todd Mills's last big story for WLAK-TV in Minneapolis, and since the pressure is on him to justify his A-list salary, he's willing to follow a fishy tip to meet an anonymous blackmail victim in the middle of Stone Arch Bridge. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1998

"Never before had our planet seemed so small, so lonely, so vulnerable—or so priceless. (photos, not seen)"
The year 1968 is memorable for any number of reasons, science writer Zimmerman reminds us, not the least of which was the historic flight of Apollo 8, the first manned space flight to slip out of Earth's gravitational tethers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"An hor d'oeuvre of a book: By the end, your appetite is whetted, but you're nowhere near satisfied."
The history of Hudson Valley's Philipse Manor Hall, told through the lives of four women who lived in it during the 17th and 18th centuries. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"Vague, conflicted and almost quaint in its socialist pseudo-seriousness."
Rambling take on the life and thoughts of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton, by his former "Chief of Staff." Read full book review >

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HOSTAGE by R.D. Zimmerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Veteran Zimmerman (Red Trance, 1994, etc.), as if knowing this high-concept snatch has nowhere to go, punches up Mills's hardcover debut with such ferocity and horrific physical detail that it transcends its pulpish story to become a full-throated howl of anger and pain."
Desperate to dramatize the plight of AIDS victims and furious at homophobic Congressman Johnny Clariton—whose presidential speeches, identifying AIDS as a punishment for immoral behavior, are calling for a moratorium on government assistance for AIDS sufferers and research into a possible cure- -three friends in the terminal stages of the illness kidnap the Congressman from a fund-raiser, planning to videotape themselves as they tell him how they contracted the HIV virus and guarantee his sympathy for AIDS research by injecting him with their blood before they turn him loose. Read full book review >

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PIPPIN THE CHRISTMAS PIG by Jean Little
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"This gently told story shows insight into the feelings of one who feels small and insignificant, but who can still accomplish something special. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Pippin is a cute little piglet with one ear that tends to flop over like a puppy's. Read full book review >

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BLOOD TRANCE by R.D. Zimmerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 22, 1993

"The sustained note of hysteria keeps your blood pumping while preventing you from taking any of it seriously."
When she gets a letter from her agoraphobic former patient Loretta Long begging for help in ``a matter of life and death,'' blind, paraplegic hypnotist/psychologist Maddy Phillips (Death Trance, 1992) sends her brother Alex to Chicago to help Loretta. Read full book review >

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CARING IS CREEPY by David Zimmerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"Compelling stuff from a writer who can handle difficult, sometimes grisly, material extremely well. But this coming-of-age story is not for everyone."
Following his much-praised debut (The Sandbox, 2010), Zimmerman turns from war-torn Iraq to rural Georgia, where a 15-year-old girl battles for survival. Read full book review >