Search Results: "Michael Peel"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2010

"A gripping account of a disastrous situation in the making."
A dynamic exploration of the geopolitics of oil that link Nigeria with its two biggest customers, Great Britain and the United States, revealing the corruption and poverty—and vitality—that permeate that oil-rich country. Read full book review >

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FACES FOR BABY by Yana Peel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"While an uneven collection, this offering will do well as a gift book for artsy expectant parents. (Board book. 3 mos.-1)"
In a follow-up to the high-contrast Art for Baby (2009), this wordless, oversized board book features colorful faces from critically acclaimed visual artists. Read full book review >

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COLOR FOR BABY by Yana Peel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"While larger pages would have served these masterworks better, this set is sure to become a tummy-time favorite for baby art lovers. (Board book. 0-1)"
Four accordion-fold board books create a miniature art gallery of 20th- and 21st-century works, each book focusing on a different hue. Read full book review >

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BLOOD OF YOUR SISTERS by Colin D. Peel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 1997

"Rayner takes the whole thing personally, but nobody familiar with Peel's long record (Dark Armada, 1995, etc.) should make the same mistake."
A routine assignment to trace the path of some illicit Angolan diamonds leads a freelance adventurer to the obligatory fate-of-nations scenario. Read full book review >

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ATOLL by Colin D. Peel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"Action-adventure guaranteed not to raise the pulse."
Far-fetched adventure yarn from Peel (Snowtrap, 1985, etc.), this one centering on the misdeeds of the French on the Polynesian atoll of Mururoa, which, after 30-odd years of their underwater nuclear tests, has now started to leak radioactive contaminate. Read full book review >

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SNOW SUMMER by Kit Peel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A must. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
In a world that's always winter, a young girl discovers what she really is. Read full book review >

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DARK ARMADA by Colin D. Peel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 13, 1995

"Undemandingly stripped-down intrigue with explosions obbligato, though the whole affair seems to be extruded through a time warp."
At the narrow end of the wedge, a solitary aircraft explosion over the Solomon Islands; at the other end, the balance of power in the Mideast arms race. Read full book review >

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COVENANT OF THE POPPIES by Colin D. Peel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 1993

"The action is low-grade, the surprises few, and despite JARO's well-advertised ruthlessness, McConnell never seems to be in serious danger—except, like the reader, from an overdose of routine."
An arms dealer on a routine assignment in Afghanistan walks into the middle of a heroin-dealing scheme—with the usual globally monstrous implications. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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MICHAEL TWITTY
by Gregory McNamee

Recipes, like people, have DNA. It may take some ferreting out, some hard kitchen testing, some documentary research, and some more tasting and adjusting, but eventually that yellowed slip of paper tucked into grandmom’s copy of Joy of Cooking will yield its ancestry, reveal its origins through the patina of the past, and show how tastes and ingredients have changed ...


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ÉDOUARD LOUIS
by Rhett Morgan

In 2014 at the age of 22, Édouard Louis published his first novel, The End of Eddy, in France and caused a sensation in the French press. Like another recently celebrated European author, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Louis takes directly from his own life to craft bleak images. Also like Knausgaard, he came under intense media scrutiny as investigative journalists sought ...


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