Search Results: "Luke Nichter"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NIXON TAPES by Douglas Brinkley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 29, 2014

"Essential for students of the era and fascinating for those who lived it."
An eye-opening reckoning of crimes, misdemeanors and bugging technology 40 years after Richard Nixon's ignominious departure from the White House. Read full book review >

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HILDA AND THE BLACK HOUND by Luke Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Though definitely an underachiever when it comes to merit badges, Hilda's broad curiosity and willingness to stand up for the undergnome will make her a winner in most readers' eyes. (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)"
In a never-a-dull moment third outing, blue-haired Hilda joins Sparrow Scouts, finds out where lost household items go and meets some of Trolberg's supernatural residents. Read full book review >

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THE NIXON TAPES by Douglas Brinkley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Essential for students of late-20th-century American history and the Nixon presidency."
Brinkley and Nichter (The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972, 2014, etc.) conclude their project of publishing highlights from Richard Nixon's infamous tapes with this volume from the last year of recording.Read full book review >

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THE CLEVELAND INDIAN by Luke Salisbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Salisbury (the nonfictional The Answer is Baseball, 1989) offers brisk fun for the Bart Giamattis of this world."
A Penobscot Indian with a terrific arm and flexible morality takes Cleveland's baseball team briefly to the top of the league in the 1890's. Read full book review >

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WATCHING TV WITH THE RED CHINESE by Luke Whisnant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Gentle fun-poking at cultural fashions and cross-cultural confusion, plus some surfacey but enthusiastic intellectual reference-dropping: a quick, charming read that skirts the pain and rarely transcends its clever premise."
A white American observes three graduate students from China cope with the US—especially TV—while they're also being filmed for a documentary: Whisnant's first novel, portions of which appeared in Esquire, is a breezy, likable tragicomedy that lightly bats about issues in contemporary culture. Read full book review >

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THESE HEROIC, HAPPY DEAD by Luke Mogelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Mogelson shows impressive range and restraint in an area—war-related fiction—in which physical and emotional extremes have been too readily deployed and exploited."
U.S. veterans deal with the collateral damage of military service in this collection of often surprisingly understated stories. Read full book review >

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THE GRIM COMPANY by Luke Scull
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A noteworthy and gripping debut that promises to develop into an altogether superior series—one well-worth getting hooked on at the outset."
Dark, bloody fantasy: first of a series from video game designer Scull. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"Not everyone approves. Dormehl lets critics have their say but makes a convincing, often disturbing, but always-entertaining case that that we're in for a wild ride."
A history of artificial intelligence and look at the "dazzling (near) future, the changes that lurk just around the corner, and how they will transform our lives forever." Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Hard-hitting and timely given Russia's continued sway in international politics as well as its documented influence over an incoming American administration that is also hostile to the press."
A chilling look at the Putin regime's murderous suppression of its critics. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"A fishing book that will appeal to initiates in the piscatorial arts (especially as practiced in the British Isles), but may be a bit tedious to others."
The coming-of-age memoir of an avid angler, weighted with plenty of fishing detail and lore and tied with a filament of retrospective reverie. Read full book review >

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HOOD by Luke Timmerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"A fine tribute to a forerunner of today's personalized medicine and wellness monitoring; Hood deserves to be a household name."
A debut biography examines a biologist whose DNA sequencing work paved the way for the Human Genome Project. Read full book review >