Search Results: "Hugh Thompson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PLATEAU EFFECT by Bob Sullivan
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2013

"Overblown but well-written and entertaining."
Why "things work, until they don't" and what to do about it. 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SONG OF THE EARTH  by Hugh Nissenson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 11, 2001

"Not a story that will move readers, though a cool fascination awaits them on every page. And then there are Nissenson's pictures, 34 line drawings scattered throughout, so brilliant that it seems the book were made to illustrate them, not vice-versa."
After 16 years, Nissenson returns with a futuristic tale that lacks the charm of his extraordinary Tree of Life (1985) but still has the compelling interest typical in Nissenson. 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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRE OF LOVE by Hugh Greene
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 2014

"This fast-paced murder mystery is a well-executed blend of police procedural and amateur sleuthing."
The second in a series of mystery novels set in 1990s England. 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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 2005

"Nicely written, accessible history, rich in detail and most timely."
A lively study of the Abbasid caliphate, the greatest power in the Islamic world for 200 years. Read full book review >