Search Results: "Rick Lax"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"An entertaining field guide to vice, but also one with a point—if you're headed anywhere near the Strip, watch your wallet."
Fear and loathing is in short supply, but there are plenty of cons and cheap hustles in this lively memoir of time spent on the seamier edge of Casinoland. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2004

"Informative and thoroughly enjoyable science history."
Veteran journalist and author Lax (Woody Allen, 1991, etc.) takes a revealing look back at the time when world-altering science was done on a shoestring, bringing to brilliant life the story of the first great antibiotic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"An appealingly shoestring odyssey chronicled with engaging, ever-ready curiosity."
Newcomer Alaskan Romano-Lax heads south to Mexican waters, charting the changes 62 years after Steinbeck's famous travels by shrimp seiner. Read full book review >

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BOGART by A.M. Sperber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"Dramatic, historically informative, and elegiac, this exemplifies an honorable standard in the uneven world of film biographies. (40 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Two celebrated biographers lend their diligence to this dense, insightful work on a much analyzed icon. Read full book review >

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FAITH, INTERRUPTED by Eric Lax
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2010

"A well-written autobiography, artfully folding in another's story, and alternate course, along with the author's own."
One man's slow drift away from the faith of his father. Read full book review >

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CIRCUS DAYS & NIGHTS by Robert Lax
Released: March 9, 2001

"Still, there are many fine poems here, and if their varied concerns don't quite cohere there are enough moments of grace to lift the whole."
Lax (1915-2000) lived a life that was often as intriguing as his poems. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR THAT TREMBLED by Scott Lax
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"An ambitious attempt that fails either to illuminate or evoke the mood and the times of a profoundly troubled era."
An overwritten and often melodramatic take on a group of friends living in a small Ohio town as they wait for the 1970 draft lottery. Read full book review >

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WOODY ALLEN by Eric Lax
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 1991

"And sheer heaven. (Sixteen pages of photographsnot seen.)"
The inside book on Woody Allen that his fans have been waiting for. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A well-written extension of the reach of reason in an area fraught with phobia and hysteria."
A leading expert in nuclear medicine and in dealing with the aftermath of nuclear disasters offers a basis for assessing the risks associated with radiation. Read full book review >

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THE ACCIDENTAL GENIUS OF WEASEL HIGH by Rick Detorie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2011

"No accidental work of genius, this—Detorie's carefully crafted novel is an engaging experience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fourteen-year-old aspiring filmmaker Larkin Pace is documenting his daily life to prepare for the big screens of Hollywood. Read full book review >

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BEHAVE by Andromeda Romano-Lax
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Rayner finally has the spotlight in this compelling fictional memoir, even if the occasional lack of explanation and detail glosses over key moments."
Romano-Lax (The Detour, 2012, etc.) gives voice to the remarkable woman behind a controversial man in this fictional memoir of parenting psychologist Rosalie Rayner.Read full book review >

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BEE DANCE by Rick Chrustowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"A tiny but remarkable one-day adventure that may well ignite entomological excitement in its readers. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A honeybee scout finds a nectar-rich prairie and returns to the hive to tell her sisters. Read full book review >