Search Results: "Russell Andrews"


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LUCKY RUSSELL by Brad Sneed
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"An unusual and original barnyard tour. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In his first solo book, the illustrator of Grandpa's Song (1991) tells a familiar story: a kitten, longing for an important job, volunteers for one farm task after another (``You're too cute,'' barks the dog. ``You gotta have a mean look and a low growl to protect the farm'') until the farmer points out what a fine playmate he makes for a little girl. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2008

"Solid, decent, likable and a bit dull—rather like its subject."
The squeaky-clean story of Hollywood's ultimate nanny. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 4, 1996

"In Russell's paradox of a life, Monk uncompromisingly, enlighteningly reveals a complex mixture of caddishly cold behavior, profound intellectual passion, and a fierce social conscience. (illustrations, not seen)"
This first volume of Monk's biography cohesively, skeptically analyzes the aristocratic philosopher's mathematically logical intellect, Victorian purposefulness, and Edwardian mores. Read full book review >

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MIDAS by Russell Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 22, 2005

"Overly convoluted, as seems inevitable in an Andrews thriller, but readers who hang in will be vastly entertained. And maybe a bit unnerved."
Terrorists, yes—ruthless, violent, frightening—but whose terrorists? Read full book review >

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BERTRAND RUSSELL by Caroline Moorehead
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Moorehead shapes Russell's complex character into a vivid and compelling portrait: an exemplary accomplishment. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs)"
Ambitious biography by Moorehead (ed., Betrayal, 1990, etc.) of one of the most fascinating of modern British lives, taking in a century of social and cultural upheaval. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2001

"Monk's generally negative portrait may alienate the great man's devotees, but it's the product of meticulous research and balanced by the biographer's esteem for a great intellect and outsized personality. (illustrations not seen)"
An outstanding conclusion to the story begun in Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude, 1872-1921 (1996): the tragedy of a brilliant but flawed thinker who mistreated the humans closest to him while promoting humanity in the abstract. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Person offers an excellent guide to his legacy. (15 b&w photos)"
A concise, lucid tour of the writings and wide-ranging ideas of the American regarded in many quarters as "the founder of the modern conservative movement." Read full book review >

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HADES by Russell Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 14, 2007

"Andrews (Midas, 2005, etc.) writes well, serves up an appealing protagonist and then, as he's done before, undercuts suspense with an over-complicated plot requiring pages of explanation."
When a Hamptons fat cat is murdered, a certain cool-cat chief of police has a hellcat in his bed. Read full book review >

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APHRODITE by Russell Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 2004

"Once again, Andrews (Icarus, 2001, etc.) demonstrates his knack for making a sympathetic hero likable enough to redeem—well, almost redeem—an impossibly convoluted plot."
A smart cop, a mad scientist, and a fountain-of-youth project that springs a leak. Read full book review >

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ICARUS by Russell Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"A credible-enough page-turner with enough quirky New York types to drive the plot along, though you can't help noticing that (with the exception of Kid and a couple peripheral gangsters in a flashback) all of the eventually dead characters are independent-minded women."
Defenestration is the buzzword in this thriller about a New York restaurateur who's haunted by murder at various stages of his otherwise picture-perfect life. Read full book review >