Search Results: "Jennet Conant"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2002

"Remarkable and remarkably told, as if F. Scott Fitzgerald had penned Batman."
An examination of the remarkable role of the shadowy but powerful "amateur physicist" whose intellect and energy spurred critical scientific research that shortened and helped win WWII. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2005

"Vividly told, the interplay of personalities that would ultimately transform the world."
Revisiting the Manhattan Project and the production of the first atomic bomb—and the man who assembled and directed its cast of thousands. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"Thoroughly researched, fluid and compelling."
The author of three previous accounts of World War II espionage (The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington, 2008, etc.) returns with the story of the Childs and their associates during their turbulent, eventful years with the Office of Strategic Services. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Entertaining social history that also reveals a little-known aspect of an important literary figure's life."
The noted children's author was once one of several British agents conducting espionage in the United States. Read full book review >

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MAN OF THE HOUR by Jennet Conant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Conant deserves a place among the traditional 'wise men' (Acheson, Harriman et al.), an elite group of white, male, East Coast advisers, all pragmatic, realistic, and nonideological, who guided presidential policy from World War II through the end of the Cold War. This book gives him that place."
A biography of a "chemist, statesman, educator, and critic…[who] had within his grasp all the elements to help forge the new atomic age." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1993

"A magisterial study of an awesome and intriguing public career. (Photographs)"
In 1970, organic chemist, Harvard president, and nuclear- weapons mandarin Conant published a ponderous and unrevealing autobiography, My Several Lives. Read full book review >

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THE WICKED FLEA by Susan Conant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 5, 2002

"Meantime, though, sheer bliss awaits the dedicated dog-lover."
Yet another in the stories featuring Cambridge-dweller and dog journalist Holly Winter, "the only landlord in Cambridge . . . who won't rent to you unless you have at least one pet," and her ribbon-winning Alaskan Malamutes Rowdy and Kimi. Read full book review >

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GONE TO THE DOGS by Susan Conant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 1992

"Stay."
The first hardcover Conant mystery, custom-groomed for dog people, whose devotion to the canine goes beyond that of mere dog lovers—dog people are those ``who can discuss impacted anal sacs [at a party] without gagging on their Brie.'' The sleuth here is Holly Winter, in a mystery plot one shouldn't worry too much about. Read full book review >

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FED UP by Jessica Conant-Park
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"A pleasant cozy so packed with food tips and appended recipes that it could cause a food frenzy."
A graduate student based in Boston unmasks a killer. Read full book review >

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BRUTE STRENGTH by Susan Conant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The thin mystery takes second place to loads of information about dogs certain to appeal to those who love them."
Malamutes rule—at least in the life of one amateur sleuth. Read full book review >

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ALL SHOTS by Susan Conant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"Second-drawer Conant is still a dog-lover's delight that reveals everything you want to know about Alaskan Malamutes."
Identity theft, drug dealing and murder—what's going on in Cambridge, Mass.? Read full book review >

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STUD RITES by Susan Conant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1996

"But, meanwhile, Conant risks losing mystery readers who might like warm puppies okay but who think happiness requires a wider worldview and a lighter wit."
The ninth in a series (Black Ribbon, 1995, etc.) directed toward passionate dog fanciers—and if the audience seems a narrow one, meditate on the number nine. Read full book review >