Search Results: "Peter Stark"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2005

"Fitfully laced with interior monologues, a chronicle of a distraction-laden trip that never lives up to its pretensions."
Journal of a kayak expedition on the largely unmapped, unexplored Lugenda River in Mozambique: something of a comedown from Stark's adventure reporting in Last Breath (2001). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"A fast-paced, riveting account of exploration and settlement, suffering and survival, treachery and death."
A correspondent for Outside recovers a remarkable piece of history: the story of America's first colony on the continent's West coast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A more self- sacrificing guide an armchair traveler never had. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Stark joins the ranks of hands-on journalists who willingly, shamelessly, risk life and limb at extreme sports, all because it keeps them where they like to be: out in the cold and over their heads. 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

NOBODY RUNS FOREVER by Richard Stark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 2004

"A little too much situational bumbling better suited to one of the Dortmunder plots of Stark's alter ego, Donald E. Westlake. Still, if you want to make a killing, Parker's your kind of guy."
Unrepentant antihero Parker (Breakout, 2002, etc.) breaks yet more laws. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Take that, warriors of secularism."
A no-nonsense, defensive account of Christianity's rise in the West. Read full book review >

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BACKFLASH by Richard Stark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 1998

"Donald E. Westlake), like his outlaw hero, is never less than professional, and he supplies the fastest 300 pages you're likely to read this year."
When a road crash leaves Marshall Howell trapped in a wrecked getaway car, his partner, master thief Parker, has to decide whether or not to kill him before he skedaddles with their $140,000 haul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2016

"An engrossing episode, infused with magic and with moments light and dark as well as lots of small furry animals. (Illustrated fantasy. 5-10)"
The gruff but large-hearted Scandinavian gnome usually associated with Yuletide takes an offseason turn when a summer storm brings a company of homeless woodland creatures to his door. Read full book review >

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BRING US THE OLD PEOPLE by Marisa Kantor Stark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"One hesitates to dismiss a book as sincerely meant as this one, but as literature it's a void."
A first novel by a New York—based poet and story writer that doesn—t leave the reader waiting for more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Unconvincing as an all-encompassing theory of monotheism, but refreshing and moving as a plea for pluralism. (24 halftones)"
An uneven but often provocative assessment of the significance of monotheism as a force in the history of religion. Read full book review >

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HEIRLOOM by Tim Stark
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2008

"A fresh writer's salad garnished with an colorful dressing for foodies with a yen for sensual comestibles."
Lovingly crafted memoir about the author's days producing organic veggies on his small farm in Pennsylvania Dutch country. Read full book review >