Search Results: "Peter Greene"


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Warship Poseidon by Peter Greene
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Greene's swashbuckling tale of high-seas adventure is pure, uncomplicated fun."
Living in a three-sided box in the back alleys of 19th-century London, 12-year-old Jonathan Moore and friend Sean are press-ganged into service aboard the HMS Poseidon, a 44-gun fighting frigate of the British Royal Navy in Greene's tale for young readers. Read full book review >

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CASTLE OF FIRE by Peter C. Greene
Released: Oct. 26, 2012

"A spirited tale of high-seas adventure that will leave readers both young and old anxiously waiting for more."
Young midshipman Jonathan Moore is back and ready for more swashbuckling in the second installment of Greene's (Skull Eye Island, 2012) nautically themed YA series. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN SOPHIE HARTLEY by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2005

Sophie's little heart is breaking, but in a funny way. Read full book review >

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FALLING INTO PLACE by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"Poignant and true. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Margaret's life is happy enough until all at once things seem to fall, like dominoes slowly knocking one another down. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1961

"Its small cast, and general sophistication of theme and tone, would suggest that it will be desirable for little theatre groups and while no more than it is an agreeable diversion."
The book publication of this Greene play, a sophisticated marital and extramarital comedy which was hugely successful in London (partly due to the excellence of its cast), will be timed here to coincide with its Broadway production. Read full book review >

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BRIGHTON ROCK by Graham Greene
Released: June 10, 1938

"Plus sale in the mystery section."
A blend of horror, adventure, mystery and morbid realism for this weird, sometimes original story of murders at Brighton Rock, the London Coney Island. Read full book review >

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THE CONFIDENTIAL AGENT by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 1939

"Greene does a superior job, and the growing horror as hero becomes hemmed in by entangling net of intrigue is exciting."
Though this is straight international-adventure stuff, Greene lifts it from worn ruts by cutting out glamorous trappings and substituting a loyal, conscientious agent who gets pushed around just once too often and turns on the pack. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE OF LOVE by Hugh Greene
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 2014

"This fast-paced murder mystery is a well-executed blend of police procedural and amateur sleuthing."
The second in a series of mystery novels set in 1990s England. Read full book review >

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DUTY by Bob Greene
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"A dull and sentimental read."
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Greene's (The 50-Yard Dash, 1997) memoir is touched off by the death of his father in central Ohio, in the same town where Colonel Paul Tibbets (the "man who won the war") also lived. Read full book review >