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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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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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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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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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 BUFFALO COMMONS by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"Thrumming at an appreciably deeper level of feeling than ever before, Wheeler should attract fresh readers."
Multipublishable Montanan Wheeler, who apparently writes with three hands at once (over 30 novels, and see below), and who won the Spur Award for Sierra (1996), now gets doubly serious in treating a controversial modern subject: Laslo Honorey, a zillionaire, wants to defeat the spread of agribusiness on the High Plains and—along with federal regulators and environmentalists—nationalize thousands of miles of grasslands and rebuild them as buffalo grazing grounds (a "buffalo commons"). Read full book review >

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THE FIELDS OF EDEN by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A kaleidoscope of fact and fiction that touches on some underexplored historical backwaters."
The latest historical western from the Wheeler (Masterson, 1999, etc.) heads out and up to the Oregon frontier in the 1840s. Read full book review >

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GOING HOME by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"The kind of writing that leaves you feeling much smarter than a mere mortal."
Eleventh in the Western series featuring legendary mountain man Barnaby Skye, by the glorious Wheeler, who has published over 30 richly researched regional novels. Read full book review >