Search Results: "Ronald Steel"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"A major work on an American political icon.(16 pages b&w photos) (Author tour)"
A persuasive study both of the character of Robert Kennedy and of his persistent hold on the national imagination. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 1995

"An important evaluation of one of the key long-range threats to human survival, aimed at a popular audience but full of solid scientific data."
The recent impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy on Jupiter made the world aware of the potential for another worldwide disaster of the sort that purportedly killed off the dinosaurs; here an astronomer assesses the risks. Read full book review >

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ECHOES by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2004

"Get out your hankies, ladies. Steel put her all into this one."
Skipping the glamour and glitz this time around, Steel (most recently, Second Chance, p. 473) makes a well-meaning attempt at a serious WWII tale (with star-crossed lovers, of course). Read full book review >

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RANSOM by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2004

"Show-and-tell suspenser from Steel, heavily freighted with clumsy exposition. An afterthought romance for Lee and Fernanda is chilly and utterly unconvincing."
Smooth ex-con kidnaps son of bankrupt dot-com entrepreneur. Read full book review >

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UNTIL THE END OF TIME by Danielle Steel
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"This story of romance through hardship and across decades has a spiritual appeal."
Steel's latest novel uses two love stories to pose and answer questions about the meaning of life and love. Read full book review >

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WINGS by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"For Steel fans, soothingly predictable; for others, deadly as a wait in baggage claims. (First printing of 1,000,000; Literary Guild dual main selection)"
From the Steel (The Gift, p. 504) clichÇ workshop, the romances of a good-hearted, gorgeous girl from Illinois farm country who leaves Dad's tiny airport to become a glamorous aviatrix between World Wars I and II. Read full book review >

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VANISHED by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 1993

"The smashing duds and digs are still there—plus the subject's predictable pull. (First printing of 1,000,000; Literary Guild Dual Selection for October)"
Like Belva Plain in Whispers (p. 326), Steel soft-pedals gauzy romance in a fairly tightly plotted story—set mainly in 1930's Manhattan and about a lady wildly unlucky in love who's forced to deal with crime—in this case, kidnapping. Read full book review >

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A GIFT OF HOPE by Danielle Steel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A simple but moving call for action."
Mega-selling novelist Steel (Friends Forever, 2012, etc.) reveals a hidden chapter from her life: the time she spent assisting the homeless on the streets of San Francisco. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 1999

"With the year 2000 on the horizon, Steel hits the shelves at an opportune time; unfortunately, the general reader will have to look elsewhere for a more accessible history of our often illogical calendar."
A topical but pedantic study of how our calendar's development has owed as much to human choice as scientific precision. Read full book review >

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THE RANCH by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Her mannered style, however, has begun to tilt toward caricature."
Predictable Steel (Silent Honor, 1996, etc.)—competent but uninspired—as three fortysomething women find romance, love, friendship, and hope (they already have the wardrobe) at an expensive dude ranch in Wyoming. Read full book review >