Search Results: "Phillip F. Schewe"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A fascinating account of an iconoclastic scientific polymath and the lively collection of scientists who were his friends."
The remarkable life and times of Freeman Dyson, whose broad-ranging contributions to modern science included quantum physics, the exploration of space, genetic engineering and more. Read full book review >

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CATCH THE ZOLT by Phillip Gwynne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Readers won over by Dom will hope the next installment brings some clarity to the over-the-top plot. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Imported from Australia, this volume kicks off a series chronicling how one young man deals with a highly unusual family legacy that goes back generations. Read full book review >

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Released: April 4, 1989

The moral equivalent of an authorized biography that, against all reason, presents KGB mole H.A.R. (Kim) Philby as an essentially sympathetic character. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"Unusually attractive typography and layout, with lots of quotes, photos, etc., in the ample margins; sample documents; annotated lists of printed resources and organizations. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Two books in one: first, 14 fascinating accounts of children working for human rights, the needy, the environment, or world peace (e.g., the Swedish first- and second-graders who founded the Children's Rain Forest; and the young New Mexicans who, inspired by Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, hope to build a peace statue in Los Alamos); second, a handbook for young activists, with practical suggestions for planning, organizing, publicizing, and raising funds for social action projects. Read full book review >

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PLAY MONEY by Phillip Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A debut novel with lots of zeroes coming after it."
A 30-year-old Wall Street lawyer and first-novelist depicts young men caught up in the sparkling and expensive world of 1990s financial intrigue. Read full book review >

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AFTER DARK by Phillip Margolin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1995

"Less crudely sensationalistic than Margolin's striking, overheated debut, but also less vigorously plotted, with a dewy- eyed view of legal lust that wouldn't fool a sleepy judge."
Second-novel blues for Margolin (Gone, But Not Forgotten, 1993): a murky, juiceless legal thriller in which lawyers hire lawyers when they're accused of killing other lawyers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"An evenhanded inquiry into the wealth of a nation, whose findings the American electorate ignores at its economic peril."
An unsparing and unnerving audit of the cost of so-called entitlements, which makes the talking points of Washington's long- running debate on balancing the federal budget appear all but irrelevant. Read full book review >

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THE ANCHOR ESSAY ANNUAL by Phillip Lopate
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Like a box of chocolates, full of surprises—and usually good ones: A few more collections of this caliber, and Anchor might just have an institution on its hands."
With essays by more than 25 writers from around the world, this collection presents a diverse and usually engaging, arguably comprehensive cross-section of some of today's best nonfiction. Read full book review >

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F2F by Phillip Finch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Enter here to be F2F (face to face) with a champion trickster of the Net. (Film rights to Touchstone)"
Gripping hi-tech computer thriller, smartly up-to-date and yet, at the same time, already dated by recent films like The Net and Michael Crichton's Disclosure. Read full book review >

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GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN by Phillip Margolin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

A rash of grisly torture/murders of upscale Portland, Oregon, housewives—each kidnapped by someone who leaves behind a black rose and a note saying ``Gone, but not forgotten''—turns out to have unholy roots in an identical series of killings across the country a decade earlier. Read full book review >

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Hélène by Phillip Dobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2014

"An operatic, if uneven, novel that offers a fast-paced plot and energetic characters."
A lyric soprano finds love, loss, and vengeance in this first installment of a World War II trilogy. Read full book review >

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GETTING PERSONAL by Phillip Lopate
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Displays in abundance the author's astonishing ability to listen to—and record in prose that approaches perfect—the music of his own thoughts as he sometimes stumbles, sometimes glides through life."
In a motley collection of previously published pieces, novelist and essayist Lopate examines with unique intelligence and an unforgiving eye everything from the smell of his navel to a film by Godard. Read full book review >