Search Results: "Karl Sabbagh"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"A fine piece of scientific sociology."
British author Sabbagh (A Rum Affair, 2000, etc.) looks at a major unsolved problem in pure math and the men working to solve it. Read full book review >

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A RUM AFFAIR by Karl Sabbagh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"Much has been made of the slowness of the scientific community to accept new theories (evolution, relativity); Sabbagh offers an illuminating, if not always engaging, account of the virtues of such skepticism. (photos)"
A thorough investigation (first published in Britain in 1999) into a case of deviant science from the 1930s and 1940s. Read full book review >

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PALESTINE by Karl Sabbagh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"A powerful and often graceful polemic that leaves some questions unanswered."
Sabbagh (A Rum Affair, 2000, etc.) argues that, before 1948, Palestine was not an empty desert just waiting for Jewish settlement. It was home to thriving Palestinian communities. Read full book review >

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SON OF THE ROUGH SOUTH by Karl Fleming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2005

"The author's talents as a historian far outweigh his abilities as an autobiographer."
A long-time Newsweek journalist piggybacks his life's story onto the most important news event of his career: the turbulent drama of the civil rights movement. Read full book review >

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PIRATE SUN by Karl Schroeder
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Still enormously talented work, but at this point the series needs less of Schroeder's trademark zero-gee swashbuckling and more of the astonishing and sometimes terrifying ideas behind it all."
Third entry (Queen of Candesce, 2007, etc.) in Schroeder's series—call it pirate-punk—where corsairs and would-be emperors do weightless battle from wooden-hulled airships inside a gigantic space habitat. Read full book review >

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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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FLY! by Karl Newsom Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Toddlers will cheer this tale of exploration while simultaneously jumping to their feet to try every action, right along with Fly. (appended bug facts) (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young fly struggles to find his special talent. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1994

"For all its colorful coinages, an essentially conventional, cut-and-paste guide that won't tell management professionals a whole lot they don't already know."
Give consultant Albrecht credit for an arresting metaphor, but not much else, in his latest excursion into the well-trodden bourns of organizational theory and practice. Read full book review >

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ON THE NATURE OF HUMAN ROMANTIC INTERACTION by Karl Iagnemma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2003

"Meteoric, and still going up."
Strong first collection from a robotics researcher at MIT who knows, despite it all, that heart is every bit as important as math. Read full book review >

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THE INSURRECTIONIST by Herb Karl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"For a reader who knows nothing at all about John Brown, this is a satisfactory but not altogether inspiring place to start."
A docudrama about the insurgent abolitionist John Brown (1800-1859). Read full book review >

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THE JUDAS FACTOR by Karl Evanzz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Vastly convincing, ending in a bloodbath of assassinations. (First printing of 40,000)"
Timely look at the death of Malcolm X—in a book set for publication three days after Spike Lee's film Malcolm X opens. Read full book review >