Search Results: "Hugh Turvey"


BOOK REVIEW

X IS FOR X-RAY by TouchPress
developed by TouchPress, by Paul Rosenthal, photographed by Hugh Turvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 2011

"While the haphazard nature of its subjects ('Drums,' 'Jack-in-the-box,' 'Whistle') make it less useful than a guide to the universe or a dinosaur encyclopedia, this is still an excellent plaything, built by artists who clearly know how to design with an eye for delight on the iPad. (iPad informational app. 4-12)"
More a showcase for the possibilities of iPad design than a primer on X-ray technology, this intriguing app is stuffed with lively activities and eye-catching visuals. Read full book review >

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MAZES by Hugh Kenner
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Released: April 25, 1989

Scores of essays, reviews, and obituaries by the insightful, irascible critic (A Sinking lsland, A Colder Eye, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 2007

"A diligent but disorienting work, best suited for readers with a healthy appetite for all things archeological and Andean."
Documentary filmmaker and pre-Colombian historian Thomson (The White Rock, 2003, etc.) journeys to ancient archeological sites in Peru. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A little-known history lucidly told, with episodes that might have come out of today's headlines."
Talk about your clash of civilizations. How is it, wonders Kennedy (When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World: The Rise and Fall of Islam's Greatest Dynasty, 2005, etc), that a comparative handful of desert herdsmen could conquer much of the known world and topple several venerable empires in the bargain? Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"For potential and actual MacDonald fans, a worthwhile read. It will interest many others, too, who can learn about a revolutionary period in publishing through the eventful career of John D. MacDonald."
The life, career, and era of mystery writer MacDonald have been painstakingly researched and presented by journalist Merrill (ESKY: The Early Years at Esquire, 1995). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

"An informative and accessible guide to the current status of preservation by someone who celebrates style and craftsmanship."
As much a book about old buildings as some of the men involved in saving them, here's a thoughtful journey through contemporary cultural conservation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Unlike Tim Weiner's brilliant Legacy of Ashes, whose litany of disastrous covert operations makes for painful reading, this superb account will provide CIA aficionados with some welcome comic relief."
By turns hilarious and horrifying, the story of the CIA's attempts to disseminate anticommunist propaganda through a variety of front organizations. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING LOOKS IMPRESSIVE by Hugh Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"It's Yale, with its not-very-mysterious mysteries, you sense, that is the essential lure here: substitute LSU, or Northwestern, or Beloit and would you (or the publisher) care?"
Alex McDonald is a Yale freshman who signs an anti-apartheid petition offered him by senior Jill Lanigan. Read full book review >

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VIOLENT CRIMES by Hugh Holton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 12, 1997

"Newcomers to Holton's supercharged procedurals will find this season's relatively sedate installment their best chance of hopping this runaway train."
Holton must be getting more sleep. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL’S SHADOW by Hugh Holton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Flat sentences strike like notched dum-dums but tear holes in the reader's sleep."
With a midnight bank robbery in progress, Chicago police lieutenant Holton strides forcefully into his eighth Chicago police thriller featuring Chief of Detectives Commander Larry Cole and his sidekick, Lt. Read full book review >