Search Results: "Jacob Rhodes"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Not always an easy read, but a rewarding one."
An oral history of child abuse that reveals in numbing detail how its survivors managed to live through the experience and make decent adult lives for themselves. Read full book review >

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GOLD by Dan Rhodes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Miyuki emerges as a sympathetic character, and what she finds when she returns to Grindl after cutting her holiday short is deftly handled—but don't blink or you'll miss it. It's something that could be said of the whole book."
Dubbed one of Granta's "Best Young British Novelists," Gold (Don't Tell Me About Love, 2006, etc.) returns with another fey tale of a misfit's sojourn in a strange land. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 1997

"A powerful and alarming book. (First serial to Washington Post magazine; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection; author tour)"
This gripping study of ``mad cow disease'' by Rhodes (The Making of the Atomic Bomb, 1987, etc.) weaves careful research and powerful stories into a chilling narrative that often reads more like science fiction. Read full book review >

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THE VELOCITY OF MONEY by Stephen Rhodes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 1997

"A blue-chip debut thriller that brings new resonance to the old saw of getting killed in the market."
An inquisitive young lawyer is all that threatens the success of a plot to precipitate a capital-markets meltdown that will yield its villainous instigators a megabuck return: an impressive first novel by the pseudonymous Rhodes. Read full book review >

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HELL AND GOOD COMPANY by Richard Rhodes
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"This is not one of Rhodes' major works, but it is an interesting collection of observations on an iconic war that the good guys lost but which produced important cultural and therapeutic advances."
Readers who pay attention to the preface will look elsewhere for a definitive history of the Spanish Civil War, but there are plenty of good reasons to continue with this one. Read full book review >

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INSTRUMENTAL by James Rhodes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A powerful story of day-to-day survival, struggle, triumph, and hope."
A noted classical pianist revisits the horrors of the abuse and rape he experienced as a little boy and rehearses the enduring effects on his life, loves, and music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 1999

"Athens's thesis is both subtle and discomforting (in that he finds the completed 'violentization' process to be irreversible); one concurs with the necessity of Rhodes's commitment to introduce it into the often dissonant arenas of contemporary criminology and social theory."
National Book Award and Pulitzer-winning author Rhodes (The Making of the Atomic Bomb, 1987, etc.) offers a passionate assessment of the career of Dr. Lonnie Athens, a cutting-edge criminologist whose overlooked work deciphers the process by which individuals commit themselves to violent action. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Rhodes's thorough presentation helps to quiet these overtones—and to demystify the nuclear-power industry."
Rhodes (Making Love, 1992; The Making of the Atomic Bomb, 1987, etc.) turns his talent for historical analysis to the volatile issue of nuclear power, asking: Is it safe? Read full book review >

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THE WINTER FOUNDLINGS by Kate Rhodes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A giant forward leap when it comes to plot, but the prose is weighed down with an avalanche of similes and odd verb choices."
Rhodes places her go-to protagonist, Alice Quentin, in peril again in this third novel in the series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1986

"A superb accomplishment."
A magnificent account of a central reality of our times, incorporating deep scientific expertise, broad political and social knowledge, and ethical insight, and Idled with beautifully written biographical sketches of the men and women who created nuclear physics. Read full book review >

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THE END OF PLAGUES by John Rhodes
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"By no means the end of plagues, but a wonderful account of the end of smallpox and the man who deserves full credit for devising one of the safest and most effective means of prevention."
The end of at least one plague, smallpox, is the centerpiece in immunologist Rhodes' saga of humanity's attempts to overcome infectious disease. Read full book review >