Search Results: "Mike Tyson"


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IRON AMBITION by Mike Tyson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 30, 2017

"A belated but welcome homage to a boxing legend who died shortly before Tyson's career took off. Fans of the sweet science will want to have a look."
The boxing champion, infamous for biting and beating, reveals his soft side in this memoir of his longtime mentor and trainer. Read full book review >

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UNDISPUTED TRUTH by Mike Tyson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"At this rate, Tyson may write a multivolume memoir as he continues to struggle and survive."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—chronicle of the champ's boxing career and disastrous life. Read full book review >

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ACID RAIN by Peter Tyson
NATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Appendix of well established, scientifically oriented groups to contact for more information; glossary; bibliography (no debates); index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Printed, appropriately, on recycled paper, a scientifically authoritative but socially bloodless introduction to the nature, distribution, and dangers of acid rain and the prospects for its reduction. Read full book review >

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UNIVERSE DOWN TO EARTH by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 1994

"Well-written, authoritative, and almost always entertaining- -highly recommended."
Readers who find the physical sciences intimidating might profit from a look into this witty and accessible introduction to the foundations of modern science, with an emphasis on astronomy, by Tyson (Astrophysics/Princeton). Read full book review >

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NECRONOMICON by Donald Tyson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Scholarly horror, marvelously illustrated. Or as Lovecraft, in a wild ecstasy that's quoted here, would praise it: Ph'nglui nigliv'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeb wgab'nagl fhtagn. Id! "
Tyson sets about "expositing the ways of the dead." Read full book review >

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THE NEVER KING by George Tyson
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"A clever, historically robust fantasy journey."
In Tyson's heartfelt fantasydebut, a British leader recruits a scholar of Celtic folk religion to find a man who just might be the second coming of King Arthur. Read full book review >

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Telonaut by Matt Tyson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Inventive, intelligent sci-fi about humans grappling with an oceanic world."
In this debut novel, a Postbox transports future government auditor Sero Novak to a colony on a water planet. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"An entertaining, disorganized, and inspiring jaunt, the chief value of which is its message to readers: Reach for the stars."
A brief, engaging, sometimes scintillating ramble around the cosmos with Tyson (Astrophysics/Princeton; dir., Hayden Planetarium), who shares his perspectives and experiences as an African-American astrophysicist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2007

"Smoothly entertaining, full of fascinating tidbits and frequently humorous, these essays show Tyson as one of today's best popularizers of science."
A collection of the author's astronomy columns from Natural History. Read full book review >

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AN INTERVIEW WITH HARRY THE TARANTULA by Leigh Ann Tyson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"What a great device to encourage groups or classes to mimic the idea with other insects and arachnids. (bibliography) (Picture book. 4-9)"
When Katy Did interviews Harry Spyder on KBUG radio on her program "Up Close and Personal," she brings listeners the latest chirp while readers learn a lot about tarantulas. Read full book review >

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LA PRIMERA by Ian Tyson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"A very pretty mismatch. (Picture book. 7-10)"
This book illustrates the song of the same name, written by acclaimed Canadian folk and country singer Tyson. Read full book review >

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I Found Osama bin Laden/I Killed Saddam Hussein by John Tyson Kerper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 25, 2012

"An uneven story, but a novel approach to the spy genre."
An assassin confronts his handler's disorientation and secrecy in this conspiracy novella. Read full book review >