Search Results: "Jane Rhodes"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Good reading for the Baudrillard set—and for students of '60s politics generally."
Scary radicals par excellence, the Black Panthers took pains to set the terms of their depiction in the media and popular culture—and apart from Forrest Gump, they were largely successful. Read full book review >

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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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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 >

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 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 >

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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 >

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FREE ELECTRICITY by Ryan Rhodes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"A powerful tale of one man's contentious, lifelong relationship with his faith."
A debut novel about leaving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"A faded blossom of a story, artfully restored to bright bloom."
The author of The Twilight of the Bomb (2010) returns with the surprising story of a pivotal invention produced during World War II by a pair of most unlikely inventors—an avant-garde composer and the world's most glamorous movie star. Read full book review >

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MAKING LOVE by Richard Rhodes
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A stunning act of self-revelation, bound to create a stir."
Pulitzer-winner Rhodes, apparently galvanized by the overwhelming emotional response to his account of his abused childhood in A Hole in the World (1990), pushes still deeper into forbidden territory with this frank exploration of how he learned to heal his wounds, largely unconsciously, through sex. Read full book review >

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JOHN JAMES AUDUBON by Richard Rhodes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2004

"That makes for an absorbing story, too, and Rhodes (Masters of Death, 2002, etc.) tells it surpassingly well. Outstanding."
The Pulitzer-winning historian and biographer finds a pleasing subject in an American original: the traveler, chronicler, scientist, painter, and entrepreneur whose name remains legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1995

"But his subconscious seems to be whispering that it helps if you have suffered."
Scratch a Pulitzer Prize winner, find a former Hallmark Card employee with a troubled past and a passion to write. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 1995

"Rhodes manages to fit in a wealth of interesting detail without worrying too much about how it all hangs together. (First printing of 100,000; first serial to the New Yorker; Book-of-the-Month Club/History Book Club alternate selections; author tour)"
Appearances to the contrary, this is not a remake of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Rhodes's very successful technical chronicle of the Manhattan Project. Read full book review >