Search Results: "M. Mitchell Waldrop"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 27, 2001

"A rollicking account of a good, old-fashioned visionary who gathered together—under one roof or connected by cables—like-minded visionaries to make the whole expansive notion of personal computing and networking a reality."
Meet J.C.R. Licklider, the man who put "personal" in "personal computers," in this lively, memorable, and wickedly detailed biography from Waldrop (Creativity, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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TOBY by Hazel Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Toby is a pleasing pup, but his story doesn't stand out from the crowded pack of dog tales. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A timid rescue dog learns to get along with his new owners, a lonely boy and his single dad. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The discoveries that compelled their change of heart lend surprising twists to the narrative—one likely to be of great interest to students of Cold War history and true crime."
A former FBI agent and his coauthor spouse revisit a bungled, long-forgotten spy case and turn up the smoking gun. Read full book review >

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THE VESPERTINE by Saundra Mitchell
FICTION
Released: March 7, 2011

"A nifty surprise ending ices the cake. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Amelia travels from Maine to Baltimore to find a husband in 1889, never expecting to end up by destroying her own friends in this historical supernatural romance. Read full book review >

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50 IMPRESSIVE KIDS AND THEIR AMAZING (AND TRUE!) STORIES by Saundra Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A breezy, bustling bucketful of courageous acts and eye-popping feats. (finished illustrations not seen) (Collective biography. 10-13)"
Why should grown-ups get all the historical, scientific, athletic, cinematic, and artistic glory? Read full book review >

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Released: April 30, 2001

"A pity."
Mitchell, now in his late 60s, is something of a father figure and cult idol among the poetic Left in England. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 1993

"Telling details, crisp writing, good history. (Twenty-four b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Quality muckraking by journalist Mitchell (CNN, Parade Magazine, etc.), now a special assistant with the FDA. Read full book review >

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IN STONY PLACES by Kay Mitchell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1992

"Unpretentious, brisk, and engaging example of the village procedural."
In his second outing, Detective Inspector John Morrissey (A Lively Form of Death, 1991) of the Malminister town police is making little headway in the search for a killer of young women- -three of them, seemingly chosen at random. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT ONES by Kirk Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2001

"The villain's identity will be obvious to some, but Mitchell's busy mix of gruesome horror, romantic pratfalls, and eerie mysticism keeps the suspense uniformly high."
The goriest and funniest outing yet in a superior police procedural series involving Bureau of Indian Affairs investigator Emmet Parker and FBI Agent Anna Turpinseed (Spirit Sickness, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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IMAGINE THERE'S NO HEAVEN by Mitchell Stephens
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A text sure to give atheists some data and believers another annoyance."
How and why atheism, which has a long and little-known history, has contributed substantially to many of the more humane and enjoyable aspects of the modern world. Read full book review >