Search Results: "Hugh Turvey"


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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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HOME GROUND by Hugh Miller
Released: Jan. 10, 1990

Miller's third installment of the Megan Roberts story (following The District Nurse and Snow on the Wind) seems intent on proving that the ailments of people in rural Wales can be just as interesting as those of animals in Herriot's Yorkshire. Read full book review >

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AN ECHO OF JUSTICE by Hugh Miller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 1991

"Miller (Home Ground, Snow on The Ground, etc.) has a nice eye for the gray area between justice and revenge, though his police officers divide too improbably into savage brutes and tenderhearted gents."
Rough justice among the British constabulary as compassionate Inspector Mike Fletcher sweats to save fugitive cop-killer Steve McMillan (what could have made this scared kid kick Sgt. Read full book review >

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SAME BED, DIFFERENT DREAMS by Hugh Gross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 1991

"Strong passages and emotional resonance indicate quality craftsmanship, but ultimately this is a jumble of good impressions rather than a coherent story."
Utilizing Gross's firsthand knowledge of the country and its way of life, but curiously detached and disjointed, this first novel offers a view of modern Japan in crisis, focusing on the decay of a middle-class Japanese family in which the parents are placed at cross purposes by social conventions and personal needs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2012

"Though overly concerned with the minutia of Edwardian society, Brewster delivers a welcome, interesting addition to Titanic-related literature."
In time for the centennial commemoration of the sinking of the Titanic, a close look at the lives of the ship's most privileged passengers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A novel, ingeniously executed approach to the inspiring man whose dollar-bill likeness is arguably the most reproduced painted image in history."
Art historian Howard (Dr. Kimball and Mr. Jefferson, 2006, etc.) persuasively asserts the centrality of the first president to the first flowering of American painting. Read full book review >

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Released: June 8, 2001

"Equally fascinating for its exploration of both the physical complexities of housebuilding and the theory and history that lie behind the ways homes are made."
An absorbing account of amateur builder Howard's construction of his family home. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2006

"Near-perfect treatment of a fascinating, though esoteric subject."
Swashbuckling U.K. journalist Barnes displays his more cerebral chops in a far-reaching biography of the African captive who rose to Peter the Great's inner circle. Read full book review >

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ORIGINAL COLOR by Hugh Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Now he's one to wait for."
A follow-up to 1993's endearing Everything Looks Impressive, with a whiplash funny sprint through the merciless memory of the late-1980s overstuffed art scene. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Provides much to reflect on today its discussion about the political and military quest for control and dominance of raw materials."
A densely packed narrative of the reign of Emperor Charles V, with emphasis on the conquest of those parts of Latin America allotted to Spain in the Treaty of Tordesillas (1494). This is the second volume in a projected trilogy, following Rivers of Gold (2005). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Vividly told, full of striking detail, and utterly fascinating."
The shift from hunting to farming is a major watershed in human history. Here, an anthropologist describes the worldview of surviving hunting cultures. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 1993

"An enthusiastic report by a man in love with his subject, best read on a cold winter's night. (Twelve color, 43 b&w illustrations)"
In a lighthearted homage to a threatened way of life, an American anthropologist recalls his first year among the Saami reindeer herders of Lapland. Read full book review >