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UNKNOWN PLEASURES by Peter Hook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Electric transmissions from a bygone era, etched in blood by someone who was there in body and spirit."
The propulsive bass guitarist for Joy Division puts his fingers on the beating pulse of one of the U.K.'s most influential bands. Read full book review >

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SUBSTANCE by Peter Hook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A well-written and brutally honest remembrance of the glory days of rave culture."
Life after Joy Division: an insider offers a comprehensive history of New Order. Read full book review >

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Radical Islam: Never Subdued II by Franklin Hook
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A vividly drawn history of the clash between the United States and the Barbary states."
A lively history—with fictional elements mixed in—of fledgling America's first clash with the Islamic world. 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

BREAKFAST AT SOTHEBY'S by Philip Hook
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"A winner. Readers will learn more about the modern art market in this simple book than in any college course."
Hook (The Ultimate Trophy: How the Impressionist Painting Conquered the World, 2009, etc.) uses his years of experience to explain why paintings succeed or fail. Read full book review >

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YANKEE GONE HOME by Franklin Hook
Released: March 24, 2017

"A sweeping and heartbreaking story of modern war and its personal costs."
A book examines a 20th-century American military campaign and one man who endured it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Sheds interesting new light on some familiar authors."
Two British academics explore the interplay of science and science fiction. Read full book review >

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PINKY by Franklin Hook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2014

"This faithful, detailed expansion of a pilot's journal will make a worthwhile addition to the library of any World War II buff."
Hook (Desert Storm Diary, 2013, etc.) sifts through the pieces of a World War II ace pilot's life and death. Read full book review >

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Released: July 6, 2011

"An often-forgotten conflict comes to life in this authentic account of heroism and atrocity, where the difference between rebel and patriot is which side of the line you stand on."
A history of a century-old war with frightening relevance to today's counterinsurgency campaigns. Read full book review >

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ENCHANTED BY STARLIGHT by Tina L. Hook
Released: Aug. 6, 2012

"Enchanting, though the desire for an enthralling tale might not be fulfilled."
Be careful what you wish for: For good or ill, magic comets fulfill the wishes of three women. Read full book review >

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THE OWL WHO LIKED SITTING ON CAESAR by Martin Windrow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2014

"Delightful and informative reminiscences of one man's life with his pet owl."
The life of a man and his feathered friend. Read full book review >