Search Results: "Joseph Cone"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 27, 1991

"Not as lively or as personality-full as Victoria A. Kaharl's Water Baby (1990), but a competent review and update. (Eight-page color photo section—not seen.)"
A conscientious report by Cone (Science Writing/Oregon State Univ.) of what's happening in those newly discovered hot spots under the sea. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 1995

"Cone also does his book—not to mention the salmon- -a disservice by muting his clear conservationist sympathies under an awkward, ill-fitting cloak of reportorial detachment. (Photos, not seen)"
A weighty, cautionary tale about the Pacific salmon: 50 million years in the making, a handful of decades in the unmaking. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Dead Ringer by William Cone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2012

"A historically faithful and ingeniously thrilling account of the last throes of the second world war."
A historical thriller set during World War II that revolves around the global race for an atomic bomb. Read full book review >

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WILDFIRE by Patrick Cone
by Patrick Cone, photographed by Patrick Cone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 1996

"This fine entry in the Nature in Action series concludes with a page of facts. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
As Cone makes abundantly clear, the uncontrolled fires—commonly called wildfires—that are frequently in the news are a worldwide phenomenon, occurring in grasslands and forests. Read full book review >

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The Promise from Forever by William Cone
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An often entertaining mystery, but one packed with too much plot."
In Cone's (Dead Ringer, 2012) novel, a wheelchair-bound heiress launches an investigation into an ancient manuscript, only to discover that the Tower of London's Jewel House may hold the key to healing her.Read full book review >

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JOSEPH KANON
by Clayton Moore

In an age when America’s intelligence services aren’t always portrayed in the best light, Joseph Kanon’s new novel about the Cold War seems starkly elegant by comparison. In our starred review, Kirkus says of Defectors, “...not since Le Carré’s A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one.”

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JOSEPH SCAPELLATO
by Richard Z. Santos

Joseph Scapellato isn’t from the west—he grew up in suburban Chicago—but like so many Americans, the mythic west was always nearby.  “My mom was and is an enormous fan of golden age Westerns: Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, all those dudes in white hats,” Scapellato says. “I grew up watching those, and she accumulated all these cowboy tchotchkes. I grew ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2005

"Gloomy, stern and wholly memorable—certainly for environmentalists, wherever they may be, but, let's hope, reaching policymakers as well."
A slender but punch-packing overview of the environmental destruction of the Far North. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF SHABBAT by Molly Cone
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2000

"A lyrical, sensitive text is not served well by its new illustrations. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
This republication of a 1966 text with new illustrations explains the Jewish Sabbath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
An inspiring story of young scientists in action, featured on Nova: how schoolchildren in Everett, Washington, worked with their teachers to clean up Pigeon Creek and reclaim it as a salmon spawning ground. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, the mixed-method gimmick will no doubt be sufficient draw for this dependable duo's many followers."
The authors of a string of well-received microwave cookbooks (Microwave Entertaining, 1989, etc.) base this on the reasonable assumption that it makes sense to combine microwave and conventional cooking in preparing an everyday meal. Read full book review >