Search Results: "Peter Stein"


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THE CAPITALIST by Peter Steiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Morgon's fifth adventure impresses both as thriller and morality play, building a memorable and complex tapestry of greed and culpability."
When a retired CIA operative goes after a Machiavellian investment expert, it's personal. Read full book review >

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THE RESISTANCE by Peter Steiner
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Morgon's fourth appearance (The Terrorist, 2010, etc.) is a subtle and complex thriller/whodunit, written with wit, intelligence and luminous precision."
Three decades after it began, an unlikely investigator examines the way the Nazi occupation of France turned neighbor against neighbor and led to murder. Read full book review >

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A FRENCH COUNTRY MURDER by Peter Steiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2003

"Steiner's studied understatement—the unmysterious tale unfolds largely in retrospective summary—renders the stuff of international intrigue into a coolly telegraphic portrait of betrayal."
One perfect June morning in 1995, Louis Morgon, a State Department analyst retired to the village of Saint Leon sur Dême, opens the door of his chalet to find a dead man on his doorstep. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED'S RIDING 'HOOD by Peter Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Vehicle-crazed children will surely love their favorite tales better with a little grease and lots of burning rubber. (Fractured fairy tale. 3-6)"
A revved-up and souped-up version of the classic tale for vehicle lovers. Read full book review >

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BUGS GALORE by Peter Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"Squirmy and educational. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A veritable swarm of adjectives, opposites and, ew, bugs. Read full book review >

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THE COMPANY OF WOLVES by Peter Steinhart
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 1995

"A well-balanced and highly informative report on the long and continuing scientific, economic, and politically charged debate."
As befits the elusive nature of Canis lupus, more questions are raised than answered in this absorbing and thorough discussion of a much studied but poorly understood and unfairly maligned predator Steinhart, who has been a columnist for Audubon magazine, consults with North American wildlife biologists, park rangers, ranchers, trappers, hunters, and even private wolf owners, eliciting a multiplicity of responses to a wide range of issues. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A refreshingly balanced perspective often missing from both conservative (Michael Rose's Goodbye, Good Men) and liberal (Garry Wills's Papal Sin) jeremiads about the troubles in this venerable institution."
Taking the pulse of American Catholicism after its annus horribilis, the New York Times' veteran religion correspondent offers a diagnosis of how the Church wound up in intensive care. Read full book review >

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L’ASSASSIN by Peter Steiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 22, 2008

"New Yorker cartoonist Steiner's best passages explore the subtler colors in human relationships, and his prose is packed with quirky surprises. Think of the overly twisty plot as a MacGuffin for a series of sublimely observed scenes."
In the world of espionage, old grievances die hard...or don't die at all. Read full book review >

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TRUCKS GALORE by Peter Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Put the pedal to the metal and track down these trucks for your favorite back-seat drivers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Staake and Stein keep on truckin' when madcap tomfoolery and heavy machinery go hand in hand. Read full book review >

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TOYS GALORE by Peter Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Clever verse coupled with bold primary-colored images is sure to attract and hone the attention of fun-seeking children everywhere. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A fizzy yet revealing romp through the toy world. Read full book review >

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CARS GALORE by Peter Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"One bright and lively ride. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A wacky roadway of discovery awaits readers in Stein and Staake's affectionate tribute to the automobile and its infinite design possibilities. 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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