Search Results: "Hugh Aplin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF A NOBODY by Anton Chekhov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2003

"A compact symphony of frustrated emotions, incompatibility and estrangement, destroyed dreams and bitter compromises: the very essence of Chekhov."
In this affecting (1892-93) novella, which shares many of the structural and tonal qualities of its author's later plays, an aging and ailing terrorist (the story's narrator) finds employment as a servant in a household promising access to the enemy he plans to assassinate: the "famous statesman" who is his employer Orlov's elderly father. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA'S ALBUM by Hugh Brewster
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Although an epilogue discussing an impostor's claiming to be Anastasia detracts from the focus, this is a story of a close, happy family that does not foretell their violent end. (full-color and b&w photos, glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 7+)"
The execution of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family in 1918 has long been shrouded in mystery: ``For more than eighty years, the diaries, letters, and photo albums of the tsar's family were kept a secret.'' Now they are displayed in the State Archives in Moscow. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"A rewarding introduction to the ancient company of hedgehogs."
Environmental writer Warwick draws a humorous bead on the small, brown spiny creature's place in the great scheme of life. Read full book review >

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NOVEMBER 22, 1963 by Hugh Aynesworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A solid tale of a momentous event—for those who need another or want to pick up a few unknown nuggets from a man who was there."
An eyewitness rehash of the John F. Kennedy assassination. Read full book review >

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THE LEFT HAND OF GOD by Hugh Holton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 1999

"Clumsy prose, comic-book characters, the art of storytelling mashed into pulp. (Author tour)"
Chief of Detectives Larry Cole is a dedicated law-and-order man, but in his Chicago—the year is 2004—keeping the lid on is never a simple matter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Though these fleeting glimpses barely scratch the surface of what work as a peace officer demands, the African-American perspective is bracing."
Stimulating narratives from police officers who have walked the most crime-ridden beats in inner-city America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAIGON GOLD by Hugh Scott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 30, 2008

"Despite some missteps, readers will find more treasure than fool's gold."
An American war veteran returns to Vietnam and finds himself faced with the harsh truths of his military exploits. Read full book review >

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THE DARKENING SKY by Hugh Greene
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 20, 2014

"A chilling killer, intriguing though thin characters, and a dash of action make for a haunting novel."
A mystery thriller set in 1992 England. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2015

"A thoughtful examination of the state of behavioral economics as well as a defense of human rationality."
A concise, scholarly account of the rise of behavioral economics and its theoretical advantages. Read full book review >

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MACHINE LEARNING by Hugh Howey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A thoroughly engaging collection with a dark sense of humor but its finger always on the pulse of genuine human concerns."
Twenty-one new and previously published stories are gathered loosely by subgenre in this collection from sci-fi author Howey (Sand, 2017, etc.). Read full book review >

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CALIPHATE by Hugh Kennedy
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Enlisting significant Arab-language scholarship, Kennedy provides a carefully calibrated, timely chronicle for nonacademic readers."
A mostly nonpolemical survey of the history of caliphates since the death of Muhammad in 632. Read full book review >

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CHICAGO BLUES by Hugh Holton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1996

"Shove over, William Caunitz."
Before Senator Harvey Banks can convene a blue-ribbon committee that could give Antonio DeLisa some anxious moments, Tuxedo Tony plans to have him taken for a ride. Read full book review >