Search Results: "Karl Gerth"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"Nuanced, balanced and accessible—essential reading for anyone trying to make sense of China today."
Sharply observed account of what happens, both good and bad, when a group of more than a billion people start seriously shopping. Read full book review >

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OCEAN LINERS by Karl Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A fascinating voyage. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
From the earliest days, the ships that carried passengers across the oceans have been wreathed in an aura of romance and mystery and have entranced generations of aficionados. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

This vivid appreciation combines big, dramatic color photos taken in several countries over a nearly 40-year span with a lively, opinionated history that will clue readers in to both the development (and jargon) of steam railroading, and its enduring fascination. Read full book review >

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Seven Downs and Eight Ups by Nobuko Gerth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A sprawling, compelling autobiography marred by occasionally uneven prose."
In this debut memoir, a fiercely independent woman traces her life from Japan to America to Germany, chronicling vast cultural shifts and her own personal struggles. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

Despite lines like "the wheelhouse was alive with vibration from the wind, moaning and shrieking," this disappointing companion to Steam Locomotives: Whistling, Chugging, Smoking Iron Horses of the Past (2004) reads less like a similarly robust tale, and more like a tedious tally of names and routes. Read full book review >

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DEERSLAYER by M.S. Karl
Released: Nov. 22, 1991

"Add a plus for lovers of the hunt."
Newspaperman-sleuth Pete Brady (Death Notice, 1990), owner of the Weekly Express in Troy Parish, Louisiana, has been persuaded to go deer-hunting by his good friend Sheriff Matt Garitty. Read full book review >

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THE EXPEDITIONS by Karl Iagnemma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"A languid frontier drama that weighs scientific inquisitiveness against the depths of human sorrow."
A father pursues his headstrong son through the American frontier. Read full book review >

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Released: May 16, 1994

"A tour of one man's life, with little action but first-rate scenery and commentary."
The first-person voice in this endearingly quirky first novel is so entertaining that it makes up for a lack of transformation on the part of the main characters. Read full book review >

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CLEFT HEART by Karl Schonborn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"An often instructive memoir, particularly for anyone seeking to help a young person overcome bullying's crushing effects."
In this debut memoir, a victim of childhood bullying fights back and goes on to have a normal, happy adult life. Read full book review >

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FADE TO BLACK by Karl Bakke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2017

"A somber but thoroughly gripping detective story and an extraordinary villain."
In this debut thriller, a former actor turned sleuth searches for a serial murderer whose victims may point to the private eye himself as the killer's ultimate goal. Read full book review >

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THIS HOUSE HAS FALLEN by Karl Maier
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

"A quick and lively study that doesn't dig too deep."
Vivid scenes from a potential meltdown, as veteran Africa reporter Maier (Into the House of the Ancestors, 1997) gives the history of Nigeria and suggests that regional tensions and pervasive corruption threaten its survival. Read full book review >