Search Results: "John Rhodes"


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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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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 >

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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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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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GATHERING DARKNESS by Morgan Rhodes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Last-minute twists don't make up for slow pacing, but they give the next sequel potential. (Fantasy. 13-17)"
Trust issues reign in the third cloak-and-dagger intrigue of the Falling Kingdoms series. Read full book review >

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Nightsong by M.J. Rhodes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2016

"An enjoyable, satisfying escape with a unique twist."
After witnessing the abduction of a young child in Hoboken, New Jersey, a woman begins to channel her inner Neanderthal in this genre-bending mystery. Read full book review >

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VISIONS OF TECHNOLOGY by Richard Rhodes
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Pity, because with a little more effort and more than cursory commentary he could have created pathways leading to a forest of ideas."
An anthology of short takes on the century's progress in invention/technology, selected and presented chronologically by a prize-winning writer who himself has contributed to the history of technology (e.g., Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, 1995). Read full book review >

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CROSSBONES YARD by Kate Rhodes
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"The author stretches the reader's credulity by relying on coincidence after coincidence to propel the fragile plot forward."
Rhodes' debut novel dips into the familiar waters of a woman in jeopardy confronted by a cunning killer. Read full book review >

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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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TIMOLEON VIETA COME HOME by Dan Rhodes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Rhodes has been acclaimed as one of England's most promising young writers. No comment."
A taste for rough trade and an inclination toward bestiality lead the parade of perverse charms that trudges through this impishly outré first novel. Read full book review >