Search Results: "Keith Stewart Thomson"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 1993

"Suffused with the sense of wonder that unites the wide-eyed child and the white-haired Nobel laureate: an uncommonly good collection. (Twenty illustrations)"
Twenty-four shapely essays, most drawn from American Scientist, by paleoichthyologist Thomson (Living Fossil, 1991), president of the Academy of Natural Sciences. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 1991

"Mother Ocean deliversas does her latest scribe. (Copious illustrations)"
Thomson, a specialist in prehistoric fish and the director of Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences, hooks his readers with this true tale of a fossil come to life. Read full book review >

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KEITH by Stanley Booth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 1995

"Still, a welcome addition to the growing library of Stones- related tomes. (10 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A prose meditation on Rolling Stone Keith Richards by a man who entered the Stones' inner sanctum as a journalist in the late '60s and subsequently became the guitarist's friend and confidante. Read full book review >

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KEITH HARING by Kay Haring
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"This sanitized treatment does a disservice to both subject and readers. (author's note, index of art works) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Artist Keith Haring draws and draws, from childhood to adulthood. Read full book review >

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VIRGIL THOMSON by Anthony Tommasini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

"Tommasini had access to the relevant documents and made reasonable use of them, but his book lacks the qualities Thomson's own writings always had: wit, verve, and a sense of history. (photos, not seen)"
A generally informative biography of the influential American composer that suffers, paradoxically, from its author's intimacy with his subject. Read full book review >

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JIMMY STEWART by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Stout, readable story about how a nice guy got his acting chops and became one of Hollywood's greats."
An actor's life, presented admiringly—after all, the subject is a plain-spoken American beau ideal. Read full book review >

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JEFFERSON'S SHADOW by Keith Thomson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Lucid and concise descriptions and analyses of an active, creative mind fully engaged with the natural world."
A bright, brisk assessment of the scientific interests and contributions of the Sage of Monticello. Read full book review >

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GUS OPENSHAW’S WHALE-KILLING JOURNAL by Keith Thomson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2006

"Dumb fun, smartly imagined."
A blogger-slash-whaler goes hunting for his prey in the Caribbean—where the waters are shark-infested, the crew is always on the verge of mutiny and absurd plot twists arrive with every other paragraph. Read full book review >

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PIRATES OF PENSACOLA by Keith Thomson
Released: April 1, 2005

"A dizzying plot served up with tankards of disarming deadpan humor, a smattering of actual pirate history and characters just engaging enough to have us swallow it all."
Pirates sail again in Thomson's rollicking debut, a tall, fanciful tale that throws us headlong into a world of peg-legged sea dogs and hidden treasure, just minutes from your nearest Sandals resort. Read full book review >

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TWICE A SPY by Keith Thomson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2011

"Buoyant, fast and fun."
Former gambler Charlie Clark and his Alzheimer's-suffering ex-spy dad Drummond continue to dodge assassins, the CIA and international law enforcement alike while trying desperately to save Charlie's girlfriend from kidnappers. Read full book review >

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KEITH RICHARDS by Christopher Sandford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2004

"Less than a glance at what drove 'the man death forgot.'"
Hollow if high-revved portrait of the Rolling Stones guitarist and songwriter from rock-music biographer Sandford (Mick Jagger, 1994, etc.). The only thing missing, tellingly, is his subject's voice. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 11, 1991

"Limited, but nonetheless a valuable overview of an 80's phenomenon and his world. (Thirty-two b&w and 105 color photographs—not seen.)"
A largely sympathetic portrait of the recently deceased young artist whose works moved from the subway platforms of N.Y.C. to the walls of galleries and museums throughout the world. Read full book review >