Search Results: "Michael A. Hiltzik"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 1991

"Sympathetic and sensitive reporting, as well as an astute commentary on the problems of maintaining an independent judicial system in a one-party state. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The death of Julie Ward in a Kenyan game park made headlines around the world in 1989, and her murderers have yet to be tried. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Highly recommended."
In the late 1960s, Xerox founded a research center at Palo Alto, Calif. In time, that facility, known as PARC, became ground zero of the computer revolution, as recounted here. Read full book review >

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THE NEW DEAL by Michael Hiltzik
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A timely, well-executed overview of the program that laid the foundation for the modern progressive state."
A sweeping, lively survey of the Roosevelt administration's efforts to restart the American economy nearly 80 years ago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2015

"A fascinating biography of a physicist who transformed how science is done."
Europe's Large Hadron Collider cost more than $10 billion, paid for by a consortium of nations. Its success owes much to charismatic physicist Ernest Lawrence (1901-1958), who invented the cyclotron, the Collider's ancestor. Read full book review >

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HARRY S. TRUMAN by Michael A. Schuman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"With few biographies of Truman available, this is an accessible, on-target entry. (b&w photos, not seen, notes, chronology, further reading, index) (Biography. 10+)"
Workmanlike but involving, this well-organized and fact-rich biography in the United States Presidents series gives readers a balanced assessment of the 33rd President. Read full book review >

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"A uniquely effective story of crime-fighting kids."
Carestio's children's mystery/adventure successfully updates the classic kids-solving-mysteries genre. Read full book review >

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THE FLINCH FACTOR by Michael A. Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2013

"The tale sags as it lumbers toward its foreordained conclusion, but it's all worth it to hear Judge Flinch tell a witness who's taking the Fifth: 'You're plenty incriminated already.'"
Back from a 10-year sabbatical, ebullient St. Louis attorney Rachel Gold (Trophy Widow, 2002, etc.) is faced with a Frankenstein civil suit that just won't be settled. Read full book review >

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CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT by Michael A. Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2014

"In a switch from his police procedurals (Sacrificial Offerings, 2012, etc.), Black presents a promising but unexceptional thriller that draws on his years of police experience. It's slow to get going but builds to an exciting climax."
A military officer is willing to do whatever it takes to get the promotion so far denied him. Read full book review >

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TROPHY WIDOW by Michael A. Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"It's a treat to see Rachel back from her extended leave of absence since Sheer Gall (1996), and working such a meaty, satisfying case as this one, even if the darkest complications wind up with a tidiness improbable even for genre fiction."
Even in Missouri convicted murderers aren't supposed to hog the profits from publicity about their crimes, so when Angela Green signs a contract to write a book after serving ten years in prison since killing her husband, Samantha Cummings, the gallery owner Michael Green had dumped her for, has other ideas: She files suit claiming that her son Trent, whom Michael intended to adopt, should get half of Angela's royalties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Still, Sells's well-written, impassioned, and informed book represents a deepening of the ongoing discourse about the collapse of Yugoslavia."
A penetrating argument that the heady mix of religion and modern nationalism are at the heart of the Bosnian catastrophe. Read full book review >

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THE INHERITORS by Michael A. Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2000

"Strictly for fans."
The Inheritors ($25.95; Mar. 13; 384 pp.; 0-312-86639-9): This third helping of the Jeremiah saga finds the evil genius whom Smith (Jeremiah, 1997; New America, 1999) unleashed upon the world two installments back now approaching the end and looking for ways to perpetuate his work after he's gone. Read full book review >