Search Results: "Nathan Wolfe"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Wolfe makes clear that most bugs are harmless; some are even helpful. But his wide experience confronting killer diseases in Africa and Asia makes for important, graphic reading and underscores his passion for prevention."
From a well-traveled virologist, an eloquent argument for why we need better ways to predict and thus prevent major disease outbreaks. Read full book review >

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Released: May 7, 2007

"Lush and fascinating: an essential reference for Wolfe fans and scholars."
Impressive array of primary documents, photographs, commentary and miscellany relating to the novelist's short life and controversial career. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2008

"Phelps provides useful perspective on 18th-century mores that made spies like Hale initially reviled by both sides, but his narrative could use more depth."
A new look at the Connecticut preacher's son who became an icon of patriotic sacrifice. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2016

"A well-made, evenhanded, sometimes cautionary story of business, told with the affection and exasperation of an insider."
Everyone's a wiener in this frank account by a scion of hot dog nobility. Read full book review >

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FIREFLIES FOR NATHAN by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A lyrical story that captures the feeling of childhood summers. (Picture book. 4+)"
When six-year old Nathan goes to visit his grandparents in the country, he wants to know what his father was like as a six-year- old boy. Read full book review >

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FIGHTING RUBEN WOLFE by Markus Zusak
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Engrossing. (Fiction. YA)"
From Australia, Zusak debuts with an intense tale about boxing, brotherly solidarity, and searching for self-respect. Read full book review >

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NATHAN CROSBY’S FAN MAIL by M.S. Power
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"An entertaining visit to Dick Francis-land that runs the master a highly respectable second."
The plot of a fictional murder mystery comes unnervingly to life in a cleverly plotted tale with equestrian connections that falters only in the home stretch. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF WOLFE by James Carlos Blake
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 3, 2015

"Slightly less violent and slower paced than Blake's last look at the Wolfe family (The Rules of Wolfe, 2013), this installment is an absorbing look at dire poverty, depravity and the all-too-successful business of kidnapping for profit."
Even for criminals, there's no such thing as a perfect plan. Read full book review >

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THE NERO WOLFE COOKBOOK by Rex Stout
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 1973

"They all entail gourmandise and expertise carried to the nth calorie."
For many years Nero Wolfe, that stylish stout creation, has been royally served comestibles which demand a certain degree of dedication as well as artistry, from sweetbreads in Bechamel sauce to marrow dumplings to many variant versions of shad roe and duck and kidneys. Read full book review >

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THE RULES OF WOLFE by James Carlos Blake
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2013

"Blake's customary zest for life and death makes his latest modern historical thriller violent, sexy and exciting."
A young man looking for adventure finds more than he bargained for. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"An ideal introduction to Wolfe's short fiction."
A major retrospective from this writer's writer, comprising 31 tales, 1970-1999, ranging from a few pages to novella length, selected by the author (with one exception, included at his agents' behest) and arranged chronologically. Read full book review >