Search Results: "Richard S. Broughton"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1991

"A straightforward, accessible defense of parapsychology as a real science."
A thoughtful and elegant report on what's been going on in the field of parapsychology since J.B. Rhine was shuffling ESP decks and Uri Geller was bending spoons. Read full book review >

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THE VAST UNKNOWN by Broughton Coburn
Released: April 30, 2013

"An exhilarating slice of American adventure-sporting history."
A sweeping account of the first American visitors to Mount Everest's peak. Read full book review >

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ANDY GROVE by Richard S. Tedlow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2006

"An ultimately unsurprising contribution to business literature."
Tedlow (Business Administration/Harvard; Giants of Enterprise, not reviewed) profiles Intel guru Andy Grove. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2008

"Extraordinarily detailed and extremely engaging."
A highly readable blow-by-blow account of the first Iraq War. Read full book review >

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FLINT'S GIFT by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The Flint series will be a welcome addition to the reading lists of younger western fans, and a happy find for all those who prefer more traditional forms of the genre."
The first volume of an emerging trilogy tracing the adventures of Sam Flint, intrepid frontier newspaperman. Read full book review >

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CASHBOX by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A vivid portrait of the life and death of a frontier town, but its citizens never become more than standard genre characters."
The author of the paperback series Skye's West brings a small Montana mining town to life and tells the story of its citizens' pursuit of their dreams. ``Cashbox. Read full book review >

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THE DELIVERANCE by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Pages strong as sun-hardened adobe."
Thirteenth in the Barnaby Skye series, famed for its saddle-creaking realism and style tight as set type. Read full book review >

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FLINT'S HONOR by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 1999

"Henry Jackson Stoddard and includes Stoddard's ties to Sam Clemens, a fellow Gold Rush reporter who went on to greater things."
The dizzyingly prolific Wheeler's thirtysomethingth novel, windup to the trilogy begun with Flint's Gift (1997) and Flint's Truth (1998), which is at heart a saga about western journalism in the 19th century. Read full book review >

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FLINT'S TRUTH by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Wheeler (see above) is a master both of frontier detail and the fine points of newspapering, while his storytelling is not likely to upset parents nervous about jalape§o in the guacamole."
Middle entry in a welcome Western trilogy begun with Flint's Gift (1997), to be followed by Flint's Honor, about frontier journalist Sam Flint, who in Gift was seduced into starting up The Payday Pioneer in Payday, Arizona. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF ISAAC NEWTON by Richard S. Westfall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1993

"An altogether admirable job of scholarship, whose weightiness is balanced by the surfacing, from time to time, of Westfall's dry humor. (Six halftones; nine line drawings.)"
A condensed version of Westfall's 1981 biography of Newton, Never at Rest (priced at $100 and not reviewed), that nevertheless displays a high level of scholarship and detail. Read full book review >