Search Results: "Speed Vogel"


BOOK REVIEW

NO LAUGHING MATTER by Speed Vogel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1985

"Beneath its sarcasms, then, an enjoyable, life-affirming account of friendship and courage."
Leave it to Heller to have a bout with paralysis and death that brims with life and humor. Read full book review >

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DEATH OVER EASY by Toby Speed
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 18, 2013

"Though wholly admirable in its attempt to blend humor and mystery, Speed's debut falls short of its mark due to a failure to craft a sufficiently solid protagonist, and there are too many bells and whistles along the way."
A woman who's avoided danger all her life becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation. Read full book review >

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THE THING ABOUT YETIS by Vin Vogel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Out in time for the chilliest season, this offers a solution to winter blues while adding to the growing list of yeti protagonists. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When the winter gets rough, what is a yeti to do? Read full book review >

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BEDTIME FOR YETI by Vin Vogel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"A good choice for young ones who are overcoming nighttime obstacles, from lost bedtime companions to fear of the dark. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Yeti loses his nighttime companion and must brave a storm at night alone. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPLE DANCER by John Speed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2006

"The author's fondness for his material keeps this convoluted romantic epic afloat."
A richly atmospheric debut, first installment in a projected three-volume saga, portrays the clash of Portuguese, Hindu and Muslim cultures in the waning years of India's Mogul empire. Read full book review >

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THE PENTAGON by Steve Vogel
NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2007

"Among books dealing with seemingly impossible engineering feats, this easily ranks with David McCullough's The Great Bridge and The Path Between the Seas, as well as Ross King's Brunelleschi's Dome."
A Washington Post military reporter brilliantly charts the conception, creation and history of the Pentagon, an architectural "monstrosity." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Not another how-to, but a clear and informative guide to the larger issues involved in weight control."
A bright and lively study on weight control, featuring research into the genetic basis of obesity, past and future drug treatments, self-help diet gurus, and the efforts of the size-acceptance movement to change a fat-unfriendly world. Read full book review >

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FLIM-FLAM MAN by Jennifer Vogel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 17, 2004

"Will haunt readers for days."
Heartbreaking, hard-boiled memoir of the author's late father, a liar and criminal she loved deeply. Read full book review >

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THROUGH THE PERILOUS FIGHT by Steve Vogel
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2013

"A swift, vibrant account of the accidents, intricacies and insanities of war."
Veteran Washington Post military reporter Vogel (The Pentagon, 2007), returns with a brisk chronicle of the critical closing months of the War of 1812—specifically, the British attacks on Washington and Baltimore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 30, 1989

From a professor of Business and Public Policy at U. Cal.-Berkeley's School of Business Administration, author of Lobbying the Corporation (1978)—a comprehensive history and sober analysis of the rise and fall of the political power of business over the past three decades. Read full book review >