Search Results: "Stephanie Sammartino McPherson"


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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A chilling look at a timely topic. (source notes, glossary, bibliographies, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The rapid melting of Arctic ice has opened a new frontier for international competition or cooperation. Read full book review >

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"McPherson conveys the thrill of the possibility inherent in AI, but she's frequently a giant step ahead of the game. (Nonfiction. 13-18)"
McPherson presents the evolution of artificial intelligence—machines with the "humanlike ability to reason and solve problems." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An attractive, solid entry on a disaster that continues to fascinate. (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
With the 100th anniversary of the Titanic tragedy coming up in April 2012, this engaging overview retells the powerful story and its aftermath. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 28, 1993

"Bibliography; b&w photos; notes; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
An admiring look at an admirable woman, a deserving subject in the Trailblazers series. Read full book review >

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DOPING IN SPORTS by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2016

"McPherson's concise, informative overview offers a solid introduction to the issue of doping in the high-stakes world of big-time sports. (timeline, source notes, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
American sportswriter Grantland Rice famously said, "It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game," but winning is all that matters in contemporary sports, and athletes under tremendous pressure to find any competitive edge frequently turn to performance-enhancing drugs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 1992

"Bibliography. (Biography. 8-11)"
In the ``Creative Minds'' series, the life of an abolitionist and women's rights advocate. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 1992

"Bibliography. (Biography. 8-12)"
In the ``Creative Minds'' series, an easily read biography of a physician (1869-1970) who pioneered in recognizing and documenting industrial hazards, was instrumental in the passage of the first state and federal laws protecting workers, and was the ``first female faculty member'' at Harvard. Read full book review >

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DANDY GILVER AND A BOTHERSOME NUMBER OF CORPSES by Catriona McPherson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"The latest of McPherson's delightful pastiches of golden-age British mysteries (Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder, 2012, etc.) offers loads of red herrings to keep readers guessing."
Dead bodies and mysterious disappearances provide a difficult case for a pair of well-born sleuths. Read full book review >

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COME TO HARM by Catriona McPherson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2015

"The latest from this master of psychological thrillers (The Day She Died, 2014, etc.) is more cerebral than physical. But every page will draw you in and deepen your dread."
A Japanese graduate student convinces herself that a small Scottish town is filled with dark secrets. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 2012

"McPherson (Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains, 2011, etc.) continues her impressively precise imitation of Golden Age models—right down to the appended family tree, which is quite necessary to help sort everything out."
An upper-class sleuth finds herself entangled in a family feud. Read full book review >

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QUIET NEIGHBORS by Catriona McPherson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2016

"Although softer-edged and less terrifying than most of McPherson's stand-alones (Come to Harm, 2015, etc.), the slow unraveling of several deeply puzzling circumstances and the complex characters provide a fine read."
A desperate woman flees London for refuge in a quiet Scottish village. Read full book review >

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THE DAY SHE DIED by Catriona McPherson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2014

"McPherson's second stand-alone (As She Left It, 2013, etc.) is a tour de force, a creepy psychological thriller that will leave you breathless."
A chance meeting in the Marks and Spencer food hall puts a deeply troubled young woman in a dangerous position. Read full book review >