Search Results: "Richard K. Betts"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Highly recommended for aficionados of foreign-policy and national-security issues."
Betts (Enemies of Intelligence: Knowledge and Power in American NationalSecurity, 2009, etc.), the director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University, surveys the landscape of American national security with a dispassionate and analytical eye. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZAC AND MIA by A.J. Betts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Above average in this burgeoning subgenre; it's the healing powers of friendship, love and family that make this funny-yet-philosophical tale of brutal teen illness stand out. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Desperate to reconnect with the outside world, teen bone marrow recipient Zac's very precise mind is distracted by the arrival of new cancer patient Mia in the 4-by-5-meter room next to his. Read full book review >

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THE DARK DEFILES by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"So, the flab and the contrivances are minor flaws in a finale that displays all the purposefully hard edges and grim magnificence that made the first two volumes stand out."
Final installment of Morgan's bleak fantasy/far-future science-fiction trilogy (The Cold Commands, 2011, etc.).Read full book review >

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ALTERED CARBON by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2003

"The body count is high, the gadgetry pure genius, the sex scenes deliriously overwrought, and the worn cynicism thoroughly distasteful: a welcome return to cyberpunk's badass roots."
A cyberwarrior from another planet is reborn on Earth to do a rich man's bidding and is none too happy about it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Offers some insight into the Klan and its most prominent member in the Midwest during the 20's, but a definitive book on the subject remains to be written."
Here, Tucker, formerly with the Indianapolis News and the Baltimore Sun, listlessly tackles the phenomenon of the KKK's popularity in the Midwest in the wake of WW I, charting its rapid rise to social prominence as well as its equally meteoric decline. Read full book review >

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BROKEN ANGELS by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2004

"Occasionally overdosing on world-weariness, but nevertheless a thrilling cyberpunk actioner."
The second in what might be a series on the exploits of Takeshi Kovacs. Read full book review >

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THE COLD COMMANDS by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A full-immersion experience, uncompromising and bleakly magnificent."
Sequel to Morgan's well-received dark fantasy, or perhaps far-future science fiction, The Steel Remains (2009), following a string of innovative cyberpunk-style sci-fi novels. Read full book review >

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STEINWAY AND SONS by Richard K. Lieberman
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A tidy package for those who want the facts, plus a bit more, on merchant music makers overtaken by events and their own inability to adapt. (70 photos and illustrations, not seen)"
If D.W. Fostle produced a lush Mahler symphony in recounting the rise and fall of the first family of pianos (The Steinway Saga, p. 356), Lieberman, using the same theme of an American dynasty's seasons in the sun, has created a more compact and disciplined concerto for piano and orchestra. Read full book review >

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THIRTEEN by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2007

"Phillip K. Dick did it better. And much more succinctly."
Future thriller noir from the Scotland-resident author of various paperbacks (Market Forces, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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EVERYDAY ICON by Kate Betts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A sharp, lavishly illustrated biography of one of the most influential figures in refashioning the roles of women."
A scintillating fashion biography of Michelle Obama's inimitable style and its far-reaching influence. Read full book review >