Search Results: "Morton A. Meyers"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Illuminating science writing for the layman."
A character-rich account of the role of chance in scientific research. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2012

"A thought-provoking examination of the political side of high-stakes science."
Meyers (Radiology and Medicine/School of Medicine, SUNY Stony Brook; Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Modern Medical Breakthroughs, 2007, etc.) examines distortions in the process of assigning credit for major scientific discoveries. Read full book review >

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THE FENWAY FOUL-UP by David A.  Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"22, 2011. (historical notes) (Mystery. 6-9)"
A new series for emerging chapter-book readers combines the allure of baseball parks with the challenge of solving a mystery. Read full book review >

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THESE BONES WERE MADE FOR DANCIN' by Annette Meyers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Fun for the Broadway obsessed; little payback for the puzzle fanand overextended for either."
The author's hipper-than-thou heroine Leslie Wetzon (Murder: The Musical, 1993, etc.), still a Wall Street headhunter in partnership with frenetic Xenia Smith, and still involved with NYPD Detective Silvestri, faces a new challenge. Read full book review >

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BOGART by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 1997

"A refreshingly serious film biography that movie lovers will appreciate for approaching Bogart as a subject, not a celebrity. (49 b&w photos, not seen)"
The man now considered America's greatest movie star is chronicled seriously and fully, but not always movingly or with new critical insight. Read full book review >

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TWISTED TREE by Kent Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2009

"Terrific opening, terrific close, but a bumpy ride in between."
Dark portrait of a High Plains community. Read full book review >

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THE WITNESS OF COMBINES by Kent Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Deeply felt, strikingly perceptive, and stunningly written, The Witness of Combines resonates with the wisdom and insight of a work no less than a lifetime in the making."
Two dozen beautifully crafted essays about the author's formative years on a southern Minnesota farm explore with deft grace "what it meant to love a place and lose it." Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Vivid and haunting: a great success."
Fast upon the heels of Kenneth Silverman and his splendid Edgar A. Poe (1991), Meyers (Joseph Conrad, 1991, etc.) fashions an even greater success with the same material. Read full book review >

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THE DUTCHMAN'S DILEMMA by Maan Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The account of Racqel's banishment from, and reentry into, the Jewish community is intriguing; the rest is a confusing bore."
The fourth in this series about the Dutch-Jewish Pieter Tonneman family (The High Constable, 1994, etc.) returns to the New York of 1675, where Tonneman lives and prospers with second wife Racqel and their several children. Read full book review >

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THE DUTCHMAN by Maan Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 1992

"A series on the leading couple's descendants is in the works."
New Amsterdam, 1664. Read full book review >

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JOHN HUSTON by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The author is perhaps a bit overly enamored with his magnificent monster of a subject (and indulges a weakness for strained puns and clumsy humor), but this biography is a serious, intelligent, highly readable reckoning with Huston's outsize legacy."
A richly flavorful biography of John Huston, great director and bona fide man's man. Read full book review >