Search Results: "R. Christopher Kobb"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 23, 2013

"An exciting trip through a wild, dangerous fantasy world that's well worth it despite some bumps along the way."
In this debut children's book, a 12-year-old boy's journey into a fantastical world begins when he's mysteriously guided to find a strange, glowing rock. Read full book review >

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THE ACADEMY OF PLANETARY EVOLUTION by David R. Shapiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 2014

"Edifying and entertaining; recommended for serious dinosaur aficionados looking for scholarly, in-depth information. (maps, glossary, bios) (Graphic informational fantasy. 8-14)"
Three exceptionally bright children find themselves at an exclusive time-traveling academy—and on the run from some fellow time travelers seeking them and their magical map. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"This volume, which launches a Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series, should be made part of the economic and political-science curriculum for undergraduates and graduate programs, including business schools."
To remake our outmoded notions of economics—and to save the global environment—the Worldwatch Institute delivers a comprehensive, persuasive guide to achieving a sustainable economy based on energy efficiency and reuse, rather than waste, of resources. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2010

"An important addition to Holocaust studies, evoking the small band of survivors who remembered."
A scholarly, nuanced micro history of a Nazi slave-labor camp. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Cox is a trifle disorganized, but at his best he takes you where no one else has been. (10 illustrations, not seen; 2 maps)"
An often chilling account of the heroin trade from a Boston Herald reporter. Read full book review >

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A GOOD DEATH by Christopher R. Cox
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A debut thriller whose predominant tone, as its title suggests, is a profound sadness that no death, not even for an insurance company's client, is a good death."
A debut thriller that takes its reluctant Boston investigator deep into the heart of Bangkok, then deeper still. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 1992

"It is the care with which Browning examines the evidence, as well as the soberness of his conclusions, that gives this work such power and impact. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Chilling analysis of how a typical unit of German police actually operated during the Holocaust, by Browning (History/Pacific Lutheran Univ.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

w Given the recent headlines about the slave-labor reparations settlement in Germany, this new study from distinguished Holocaust historian Browning (Ordinary Men, 1992, etc.) is an important event. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"The personal and family stories are almost always gripping; the comments about great books, less so."
Deciding to spend a year reading the entire 50-volume set of the Harvard Classics, Harper's assistant editor Beha discovers things—some touching, some banal—about the best-laid plans of mice and men. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Collection by Shawn Kobb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"A sci-fi mystery with a 21st-century twist that will please fans of traditional hard-boiled crime."
Kobb (City of Ghosts, 2015) updates the noir detective novel with a high-tech plot.Read full book review >

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City of Ghosts by Shawn Kobb
Released: July 27, 2015

"A serviceable thriller, but one that's a bit too straightforward to deliver many thrills."
An American in Austria becomes embroiled in an international crime plot in Kobb's debut novel. Read full book review >