Search Results: "Larry Ruttman"


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AMERICAN JEWS AND AMERICA'S GAME by Larry Ruttman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"Almost always charming, occasionally enlightening and sometimes just plain odd."
An idiosyncratic collection of interviews with American Jews on, off and some barely near the field of baseball. Read full book review >

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ATTACK OF THE SMART PIES by Larry Gonick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Sporting an array of odd forms in the tiny vignettes with which this tale is sprinkled, the New Muses may keep their current fans amused, but they're unlikely to draw many new ones with this offbeat episode. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A zany premise and an equally off-the-wall plot keep this wandering tale—the first separate outing for characters with a regular gig in MUSE magazine—afloat, but just barely. Read full book review >

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THE CARTOON GUIDE TO CALCULUS by Larry Gonick
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"This is no idiot's guide to math, but it could be useful as a supplement to a standard course in calculus."
A tour of calculus from the polymath whose illustrated guides have illuminated a wide range of subjects, from genetics and sex to the environment and the universe. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1990

Kettelkamp introduces technologies for the physically challenged, envisioning a future when "a properly repaired human will actually be improved in physical function. Read full book review >

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RED PHOENIX by Larry Bond
Released: June 2, 1989

This first techno-thriller from Bond, who collaborated with Tom Clancy on Red Storm Rising, tells the story of a power grab by the son of North Korea's dictator—a grab perfectly timed to benefit from South Korean disarray when civil unrest and American politics lead to drastic revision of America's military policy for that country. Read full book review >

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BLACK FRECKLES by Larry Levis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 1992

"Very much a first collection of prose, of interest mainly to fans of Levis's verse."
Poet Levis offers eight stories here, all full of a poet's prose, for better and for worse: each is broken into numerous sections or capsules of prose; each reaches for lyrical epiphanies; and each is largely plotless. Read full book review >

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SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE RUNE STONE MYSTERY by Larry Millett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Sherlock Holmes And The Runestone Mystery ($23.95; Oct.; 336 pp.; 0-670-88821-4) It's spring 1899: time of course for another adventure of Sherlock Holmes in Minnesota, where he and Watson—and barkeeper/inquiry agent Shadwell Rafferty (Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders, 1998)—will try to authenticate the Holandberg rune stone: a task made considerably more difficult when Olaf Wahlgren, the farmer who dug it up, is murdered and the stone snatched away. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"The Berrybenders may be de trop, but the scenery continues to be worth the trip."
Third in the brutal and amusing saga of the dissolute Lord Berrybender and his lusty brood in the great American West (Sin Killer, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >