Search Results: "Richard A. Muller"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 27, 2012

"An informative, comprehensive discussion of important economic and environmental issues."
Regarding the merits of clean energy technologies, eminent scientist Muller (Physics/Univ. of California, Berkeley; Physics for Future Presidents, 2008, etc.) offers a road map through the minefield of competing claims by security analysts, environmentalists and potential investors. Read full book review >

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NOW by Richard A. Muller
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Not for the faint of heart or mathematically averse, but Muller is a masterful guide within this survey of cosmology."
Educated readers know that time is one of four dimensions, but most can't shake the feeling that it's the odd man out. They will enjoy this popular account of "an extremely simple yet fascinating and mysterious concept." Read full book review >

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GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Gerda Muller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"The artwork, a cross between Paul Galdone's version (1985) and Emma Chichester Clark's (2010), makes this a charming version you can't bear to be without. (Picture book/fairy tale. 3-7)"
Another "Goldilocks"? Yes, with a fresh take, unusual setting and appealing illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"With his interesting and perhaps controversial theories, as well as his exhaustive scholarship, Peterson is able to overcome his overly scholarly style and produce an informative study. (illustrations, not seen)"
Though it tends to be a bit too pedantic and stilted, this ambitious study offers interesting insights into America's most popular musical form. Read full book review >

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EYE OF THE AGENCY by Richard A. Moquist
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 1997

"The invoking of a Mark Twainish nostalgia makes the reader all the more nostalgic for Mark Twain."
A hopeful little series debut introducing a mildly depressed 19th-century housewife and advice columnist who joins her husband on a Pinkerton case in hopes of being added to the payroll. Read full book review >

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ALAMPTRIA by Richard A. Valicek
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2010

"An epic, exciting tale of knighthood and vampires."
An epic medieval fantasy chronicling the trials and tribulations of Elysium, a 15th-century kingdom under threat by evil, but protected by the Seaton brothers and their magical claymores. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Heavy going at times, but an invaluable and subtle judgment not only of Clinton, but of our society and those who rule us."
Federal judge, professor (Univ. of Chicago Law School), and prolific author (The Economics of Justice, 1981, etc.) Read full book review >

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FIRST CHRISTMAS AT MUDDY CREEK by Richard A. Bartlett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2008

"An endearing seasonal read with a wide-angle look at the Civil War-era American West."
A motley crew rises to the challenge of a Jesuit priest's desire for a place to hold midnight mass on Christmas Eve, with long-reaching effects on all involved. Read full book review >

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THE COVER GIRL KILLER by Richard A. Lupoff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 1995

"But fans of Lindsey and Plum's first four adventures (The Bessie Blue Killer, 1993, etc.) will keep reading for a startling series cliffhanger."
Forty years before his private helicopter took a fatal plunge into Lake Tahoe, Albert Crocker Vansittart drew up a will leaving his family fortune to ``the girl on the cover of Death in the Ditch.'' In order to win International Surety a million- dollar finder's fee, Hobart Lindsey has to identify the cover girl before the contingent heir, the World Fund for Indigent Artists (WFIA), sues his company and pockets the million along with the rest of the estate. Read full book review >

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THE SCORPION’S GATE by Richard A. Clarke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"Short on blood and guts, yes, but long on thoughtful, prescient analysis of realignments of power."
A reverse look, in the form of an intriguing, sophisticated thriller, at the conventional view of Middle Eastern terrorist operations, from someone who should know. Read full book review >

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BIG WHEAT by Richard A. Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Another good story from Thompson (Frag Box, 2009, etc.). The plotting is deft, and young Charlie is irresistible."
Somewhere in the wheat-happy Dakotas, a young man on the run from his own demons is stalked by a serial killer. Read full book review >