Search Results: "John Darnton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DARWIN CONSPIRACY by John Darnton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"Reduces one of history's most important scientific discoveries to a mediocre whodunit."
Darwin's big secret, finally revealed! Read full book review >

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ALMOST A FAMILY by John Darnton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2011

"Exquisitely paced, masterful storytelling."
A George Polk Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist skillfully investigates the history of his family, recovering the life of the father he never knew. Read full book review >

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BLACK AND WHITE AND DEAD ALL OVER by John Darnton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 31, 2008

"Tingling suspense powered by Darnton's love for his battered profession."
Who killed the editor? A venerable New York newspaper becomes a crime scene in this multifaceted, gloriously entertaining thriller from Pulitzer-winning journalist Darnton (The Darwin Conspiracy, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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MIND CATCHER by John Darnton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Solid but uneven: brings to mind too many other, more exceptional, books."
A comatose young boy's mind is the prize in a tug of war between his father and a group of scientists with serious God complexes. Read full book review >

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WRITERS ON WRITING by John Darnton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2001

"The eclectic nature of the essays in subject matter and tone are all unified by an overwhelming sense of generosity of spirit, of writers offering encouragement, reflection, and introspection in order to help untangle the often bewildering complexities of the writing process."
Forty-one essays on writing and reading, culled from the pages of the New York Times. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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JOHN BIRCH by Terry Lautz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"A useful work that elucidates both the U.S. role in China and some elements of the contemporary conservative mindset."
A serious probe into the life of the Baptist missionary to China who posthumously (and thus unwittingly) served as the right wing's poster child. Read full book review >

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JOHN MARSHALL by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A vigorous account of an influential American life."
A cradle-to-grave biography of the U.S. Supreme Court's longest-serving chief justice. Read full book review >

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JOHN HUSTON by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The author is perhaps a bit overly enamored with his magnificent monster of a subject (and indulges a weakness for strained puns and clumsy humor), but this biography is a serious, intelligent, highly readable reckoning with Huston's outsize legacy."
A richly flavorful biography of John Huston, great director and bona fide man's man. Read full book review >

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JOHN BROWN by John Hendrix
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Not a story for the younger set, but an important view of one of the most controversial men in American history. (author's note, sources, index) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
John Brown, with a makeshift flag in one hand and a tiny African-American tot cradled in the other, stands heroically on the jacket of this handsome picture-book biography. Read full book review >

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JOHN LENNON by Philip Norman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Intelligent and sympathetic, but overlong and unfocused."
Comprehensive biography of the Beatles' most outspoken and controversial member, whose murder by a demented fan in 1980 only added to his legacy. Read full book review >