Search Results: "Peter W. Cookson"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Some inspiring content packaged in a generic, unengaging way."
Iscol and Cookson bring together 12 stories of activists who made an impact on a population through philanthropy, activism and businesses focused on the well-being of others. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2002

"Hassinger relies on long passages of simile-laden narrative, which can be lyrical when describing the Hudson River area, the story's setting, but fails to inject the necessary dramatic force. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Eleven-year old Sander, who has just moved to the country with his family, sets off to explore his new surroundings. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 1994

"The answer would have been of interest to the hundreds of thousands who died on the Cold War's proxy battlefields."
Rodman swerves from objective scholarship to partisan cheerleading in this chronicle of the struggle between the US and the Soviet Union for control in the Third World. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE’S DAUGHTER by Peter W. Hassinger
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2004

"There's spirited talk about language, theater, and most especially about music, and the plot elopes with ease. (Historical fiction. 10+)"
A lively fictional account of Susanna, the eldest child of Will Shakespeare. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Huber's political polemics detract somewhat from an otherwise intriguing discussion."
Legal expert Huber (The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy, 2006, etc.) contends that government intervention in the science and practice of medicine is impeding progress. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 1991

"Huber's appeal to good science and the noble search for truth are to be commended, but, it should be noted, manufacturers do make mistakes that cost lives, victims are often innocent, and medical science has yet to reach consensus concerning the cause and cure of many an ailment."
A polemic twice as long as it should be by lawyer/engineer Huber (Liability, 1988), now taking aim at the hired-hand expert witnesses who are called upon in liability cases where appeal to science is the issue. Read full book review >

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KATE HANNIGAN by Catherine Cookson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Employing the melodramatic clichés we've come to expect after 90 bestsellers, Cookson (1907-98) was a natural successor to the great English writers of the Romantic era. Vivid, emotionally stirring: one of her best."
First US hardcover publication of the late Dame Cookson's first novel. Read full book review >

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THE SILENT LADY by Catherine Cookson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"They don't write melodramas like this any more. A posthumous humdinger from Cookson (Kate Hannigan's Girl, 2001, etc.)."
Sweet young Irene Forrester sang operetta to earn her modest living—until she met Edward Mortimer Baindor, the temperamental son of a wealthy businessman. Read full book review >

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THE BAILEY CHRONICLES by Catherine Cookson
Released: April 19, 1989

Historical-romance mistress Cookson puts her sure hand to work once again, this time blowing a blizzard of soap bubbles in a contemporary setting—working-class northern England, a world of uneasy dole lines and reheated shepherd's pies. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF MEN by Catherine Cookson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Gothic goings-on served up without a trace of irony. (First published in England, 1963)"
Good brother and bad brother feud on the fells. Read full book review >

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MY BELOVED SON by Catherine Cookson
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Old timey, sentimental, flecked with bits of Geordie slang: a shameless wallow but fun."
Time goes by, but Cookson has not lost any of her Tyneside thunder (The Love Child, etc.). Read full book review >