Search Results: "John Markoff"


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Released: July 29, 1991

"Disturbing tales for would-be computer outlaws as well as those who fear them."
From a pair of computer industry reporters (Markoff: The New York Times; Hafner: formerly with Business Week)—three cautionary tales of 1980's computer hackers gone amok in this dark-side correlate to Steven Levy's more optimistic Hackers (1984). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2005

"Technogeeks will know much of this history already, but Markoff does a fine job of distilling it here while pointing out how much bleaker the world might be if the pioneers had just said no."
A lively prehistory of Silicon Valley and its brilliant denizens of yore. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Despite flaws, this should appeal as an earnest attempt to parse the future impact of these radical advances."
An examination of philosophies undergirding the impending future of driverless cars and mobile robots. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 1996

"Readers who want the whole story should check Jonathan Littman's broader- gauged The Fugitive Game (p. 1687). (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Shimomura tells how he gained instant celebrity by helping the FBI nab famed hacker Kevin Mitnick; Markoff, a San Franciscobased reporter, made Shimomura an overnight sensation with front-page stories in the New York Times. Read full book review >

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TO NURTURE & KILL by E.M. Markoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2017

"An expansive, edgy genre piece whose earnest familial theme shines."
In this prequel installment of Markoff's (The Deadbringer, 2016) fantasy series, a mercenary protects his young nephew, a member of a despised, largely decimated people, from operatives who wish to kill him.Read full book review >

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The Deadbringer by E.M. Markoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2016

"A bevy of rich characters, plot twists, and possible paths for future books."
A teenage boy who's able to summon souls and revive corpses flees with his uncle from those seeking to eliminate his kind in the first installment of debut author Markoff's fantasy series. Read full book review >

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"An amusing and beautifully designed catalog that delivers facetious eyebrow suggestions.
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An alphabet's worth of eyebrow designs appear in this illustrated humor book. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"It is well-known that many diaries were written during the Holocaust. Most, like their authors, were lost. Only a few, like Lipszyc's, survived. Her ultimate fate may be unknown, but her journal of torment is a testament to the survival of the human spirit in the face of evil."
During the dark days of the Holocaust, a bright 14-year-old girl of the Lodz ghetto committed her deepest feelings to a diary. Now that important diary is published. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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SUMMER POTPOURRI
by Bobbi Dumas

Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a bunch of books that came my way, and a couple of them were just terrific, so I thought I’d share.

Adriana Anders’ Under Her Skin (February ’17) launched an intense contemporary romance series Blank Canvas which has a very interesting spin on the tattoo theme. (It got a ...


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