Search Results: "Sharona Muir"


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INVISIBLE BEASTS by Sharona Muir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"One doubt Muir doesn't quell is whether such a fanciful treatise has a chance of enlightening that organism, but she deserves a good-size audience to give the experiment a fair shot."
An eccentric bestiary that playfully and thoughtfully underlines the pain and loss of extinction. Read full book review >

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WELLINGTON by Rory Muir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Next up, Waterloo. A welcome biography, particularly for students of European geopolitics."
First of a two-volume life of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, covering his first 45 years, a time in which he became a military legend and major political figure. Read full book review >

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LEFT BANK by Kate Muir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2006

"Deliciously wry."
Times of London columnist Muir (The Insider's Guide to Paris, 1999, etc.), in her U.S. debut, delivers a sharp, quietly feminist novel of manners. Read full book review >

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THE CURE FOR CATASTROPHE by Robert Muir-Wood
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Readers will find it hard to stop reading this excellent book and will share the author's perhaps futile yearning that elected officials have the courage to pass inconvenient laws and spend the electorate's money to prevent disasters."
A fascinating examination of the "forensics of disasters." Read full book review >

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WELLINGTON by Rory Muir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2015

"Almost certainly not the last word on Wellington but, for now, the most definitive biography of him."
Australian historian Muir (Wellington: The Path to Victory 1769-1814, 2013, etc.) completes his suitably imposing biography of the Iron Duke, guiding him from war to an uneasy peacetime. Read full book review >

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SALAMANCA, 1812 by Rory Muir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"While Muir presents his reconstruction in too much detail to hold a general history reader's attention, students and enthusiasts of Napoleonic warfare will feast on the thoroughness of his research and the accuracy of his scholarship. (20 detailed battle maps)"
Detailed history of the 1812 battle at Salamanca, Spain, where Lord Wellington proved his tactical virtuosity by defeating French forces under the command of Marshal Marmont. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"An evocative record of a year in the woods and an interesting study in enacting one's beliefs."
A restless city poet recounts her experiment with country living. Read full book review >

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HAND FOR A HAND by T. Frank Muir
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Muir's second engagement for the divorced Gilchrist (Eye for an Eye, 2008) rests several rungs down from Rankin and Harvey but is still fairly high up on the Scottish police procedural scale."
DCI Andy Gilchrist of the Fife Constabulary's Crime Management Department is targeted for revenge. Read full book review >

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LIFE FOR A LIFE by T. Frank Muir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Grueling yet routine, with a detective whose amours are more interesting than his detective work and a lineup of criminals who have a hard time, once they're unmasked, living up to their intimidating advance notices."
Just in time for Christmas, sex trafficking comes to St. Andrew's, along with a mounting body count. Read full book review >

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THE MEATING ROOM by T. Frank Muir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2017

"Luridly over the top from beginning to end, though it's hard to resist a hero who reflects, 'Of all the suicides he had seen, McCulloch was certainly the best dressed.'"
An apparent suicide and the irrefutable evidence of three murders that swiftly follow are only the tip of the iceberg as DCI Andy Gilchrist of the Fife Constabulary follows a dark and bloody trail of mayhem. Read full book review >