Search Results: "Leon Lederman"


BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND THE GOD PARTICLE by Leon Lederman
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Some concepts in physics (string theory is another) are difficult to explain to general readers, but Lederman and Hill make a noble effort, and those who obey their frequent suggestions to re-read may find it worth the effort."
An energetic follow-up to The God Particle (1993), Nobel laureate Lederman's fine overview of particle physics. This time, Lederman is assisted by theoretical physicist Hill; the two co-authored Quantum Physics for Poets (2011) and Symmetry and the Beautiful Universe (2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 1993

"A highly knowledgeable insider's look at the world of physics- -wrapped in a bright, shiny, purely delightful package."
Lederman, the 70-year-old Nobel-winning experimental physicist and former director of Fermilab, takes the reader on a rollicking tour of mankind's two-thousand-year search for the nature of matter and lets the public in on what grand discoveries may lie ahead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 1992

"Stimulating, straight-from-the-shoulder analysis."
A steely-eyed look at the ways in which American print and TV newscasters handled (and apparently mishandled) the Palestinian demonstrations that, starting in December 1987, rocked the occupied zones of Israel and Lebanon for more than a year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER COUNTRY by Peggy Leon
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Pleasantly quirky first novel: its appealing lack of gravitas makes it far easier to take seriously than your standard (angst-ridden) coming-of-ager."
Young orphan comes of age (with remarkable aplomb and lightheartedness) in 1950 Nevada. Read full book review >

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DEATH AND JUDGMENT by Donna Leon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1995

"The first of Leon's books to knit together all her strengths: endearing detective, jaundiced social pathology, and a paranoid eye for plotting on a grand scale."
A grim prologue sets the tone for Venetian Commissario Guido Brunetti's fourth case (Dressed for Death, 1994, etc.)—even though it takes quite a while to hook up the spectacularly fatal truck crash that opens the novel to the relatively quiet shooting, aboard a Venice-bound train, of former city Counsellor Carlo Trevisan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Ice Child and other stories by Leon Arden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2015

"Savory, memorable morsels of brilliance from a clever wordsmith and a considerable talent to watch."
An impressive array of short stories from prolific novelist and playwright Arden (The Walk to the Paradise Garden, 2011).Read full book review >

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ABOUT FACE by Donna Leon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2009

"On the plus side, there are the usual sharp scenes of Brunetti at work and at home, and a surprisingly warm relationship develops between Brunetti and his hitherto remote father-in-law."
The stench of corruption that always hangs over Venice grows disconcertingly literal when Commissario Guido Brunetti (The Girl of His Dreams, 2008, etc.) gets a case involving the illegal disposal of toxic waste. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH OF A BUS DRIVER by Leon Rose
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"Rose's novel, though possessing a strong setup and well-built premise, is undone by its flawed protagonists."
Retirement is no excuse to let crimes go unsolved; at least that's what Alan Golden, a former investigative reporter and now-blind retiree, thinks in Rose's debut novel, a mystery revolving around the title's eponymous event. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Many readers will find the account of Kabasele's mysterious illness riveting, but little else in this awkwardly written evangelical tract is original."
Kabasele's traditional defense of Christianity blends biblical interpretation with an autobiographical account of a mysterious illness healed by faith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN EGG by Donna Leon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 26, 2013

"The clues that link the dead man to the wealthy Lembo family won't surprise readers familiar with the pervasive corruption Leon's unearthed in Venice past and present (The Jewels of Paradise, 2012). But they'll savor the pleasures of dialogue as elliptical in its way as Henry James and a retrospective shock when they finally appreciate the import of the tale's unobtrusive opening scene and its sly title."
Commissario Guido Brunetti, the second-sharpest member of the Venetian Questura, investigates the death of a man who barely had a life to begin with. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2016

"A thought-provoking, but imperfect call to a revolution in Christian thinking."
A debut book offers a reinterpretation of Christian theology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILA 18 by Leon Uris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 1961

"And- as he did in Exodus — he has brought history alive in what is indubitably fictionized form, but with the breath of life in the telling."
The story of the heroic stand of the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto against the might of German arms and the depravity of German terrorism has been told unforgettably by John Hersey in The Wall (1950). Read full book review >