Search Results: "Noble Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

SMITH by Leon Garfield
Released: Sept. 1, 1967

"More Hogarth than Cruikshank, this lacks the gusto of Devil in the Fog (1966) but readers who respond to the author will follow him here."
"Smith. 'unted, 'ounded, 'omeless, and part gin-sodder. Smith. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE SMITH by Michael Coveney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"An authoritative and perceptive portrait."
The illustrious career of "a great stage actress in both comedy and tragedy, and an international film star." Read full book review >

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SPARTANS AT THE GATES by Noble Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Something different for historical fiction fans."
In the second volume of his Warrior Trilogy (Sons of Zeus, 2013), Smith's young warrior, Nikias, makes a perilous journey to seek aid from Athens to help defend the city-state of Plataea from the Spartans. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A life-affirming, must-have morsel for Tolkien's colossal fan base."
How to live long and prosper, Hobbit-style. Read full book review >

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NOBLE CHASE by Michael Rudolph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A dandy debut novel featuring lawyers with both integrity and nautical skills."
A fast-moving legal thriller that's resolved on the high seas instead of in a courtroom. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

"An entertaining introduction to Bordeaux, though little of it is new. (23 illustrations, 1 map)"
Wall Street Journal wine columnist Echikson explores the return of quality to Bordeaux over the past 20 years, as well as the economic flat-lining that will put a check on the recovery. Read full book review >

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NOBLE WARRIOR by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 21, 2015

"A sequel that destroys the goodwill established by its predecessor. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A teenage mixed martial arts genius works covert ops for the U.S. government. Read full book review >

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NOBLE LIES by Charles Benoit
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A tense and efficient cat-and-mouse mystery from Benoit (Relative Danger, 2004, etc.), with liberal doses of exotic local color."
In post-tsunami Thailand, the search for a missing American runs afoul of a local gangster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOBLE LIES by Charles Benoit
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A tense and efficient cat-and-mouse mystery from Benoit (Relative Danger, 2004, etc.), with liberal doses of exotic local color."
In post-tsunami Thailand, the search for a missing American runs afoul of a local gangster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2002

"Brisk, bouncy, elastic, and exciting."
A fresh, frisky, and funny bio cum industrial history featuring the stereotypical monomaniacal inventor who ignores public opinion and the disdain of family and friends and lives long enough to enjoy seeing them all dine on substantial portions of crow. Read full book review >

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NOBLE ROT by Will Harriss
Released: April 20, 1993

"Add a plus for wine buffs."
In Harriss's third (Timor Mortis, 1986; The Bay Psalm Book Murder, 1983), Vinnie Letessier, after playing his way through college and an inherited fortune, finds refuge with his uncle Francis, beleaguered owner of a winery in Napa Valley. Read full book review >