Search Results: "Neil Hanson"


BOOK REVIEW

Pilgrim Wheels by Neil Hanson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2015

"A book about an impressive trek through unforgiving Western lands that offers a personal reflection and meditation on the art and science of cycling.
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A middle-aged cycling enthusiast takes a cross-country trip in this travel memoir. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2000

"Gruesome and completely fascinating, but requires translation."
A gripping tale of four sailors adrift at sea—and the cabin boy eaten to sustain the remaining three—by British journalist Hanson. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2005

"Richly detailed, concisely narrated: a superb, myth-shattering portrait of an epochal event."
Designs turn to accidents, and great ships to splinters, in this rousing tale of the Elizabethan navy's finest hour. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 2001

"Entertaining as armchair adventure, and a useful primer for anyone seeking to find a fortune beneath the waves."
A vigorous account of modern-day treasure hunting. Read full book review >

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MONK EASTMAN by Neil Hanson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"A quirky study that intriguingly snapshots a city in time as well as a life."
Hanson (Unknown Soldiers: The Story of the Missing of the First World War, 2006, etc.) pursues the glamour in New York City's Lower East Side gangland. Read full book review >

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Pilgrim Spokes by Neil Hanson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2016

"A book that offers plenty of 'shared sojourner's camaraderie' in the company of a happy, philosophical companion."
Anothermemoir from Hanson (Pilgrim Wheels, 2015, etc.) about a cross-country bicycle odyssey. Read full book review >

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THE WONDER by Faye Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Few books so truthfully represent a child's wandering, unwavering wondering. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A boy daydreams, wondering "where the birds are flying to," "who makes the clouds," "what the best playground in the world might be like," "what the crossing guard's sign would taste like," and "how the stars shine." Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT AT THE ZOO by Faye Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An exuberant, surprising, and unforgettable trip to the zoo. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When they are accidentally locked in, two children discover what a magical place the zoo becomes at midnight. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2015

"A fine addition to the single-issue science genre."
"From tropical rain forests to alpine meadows and arctic tundra, seed plants dominate landscapes and define ecosystems." In fact, they make up more than 90 percent of land flora. Read full book review >

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SPARE PARTS by Rick Hanson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A brash, friendly, eager-to-please first novel whose cast of comic types makes it as good-natured and mysterious as a rerun of Get Smart!"
Portland cop-turned-sculptor Adam McCleet just wants to be left alone to work himself out of his latest artistic rut, but his nagging sister Margot insists that he find out what's happened to her husband, Phillip Stang, AWOL from an orthodontists' convention in Seattle. Read full book review >