Search Results: "Steve Thayer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WHEAT FIELD by Steve Thayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2002

"Alfred Hitchcock and Oliver Stone milk agreeable thrills from the Dairy State."
Wife-swapping and presidential politics bring messy excitement to small-town Wisconsin in the closing days of the Kennedy-Nixon campaign. Read full book review >

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WOLF PASS by Steve Thayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2003

"Well-researched, violent as always: an excellent addition to what's becoming a promising series of thrillers."
Renegade SS officer exacts vengeance on the cop who gave him so much trouble during the war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEVE JOBS by Jason Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Jobs was a difficult character, but it was his very restlessness, which Quinn plays like a fiddle, that helped change how we live in the world. (Graphic novel. 10 & up)"
An unsparing yet also very human graphic depiction of Steve Jobs' life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"Those in search of corporate politics will not find them here; instead, the true story (and almost a clichÇ now, in Silicon Valley) of a nerdy student making good—and making millions. (B&W photos, glossary, index) (Biography 8-12)"
The ``smallest boy'' in his elementary school class who would design the first truly user friendly computer, Wozniak has a life story that will beckon any who have ever pursued interests not immediately compelling to peers. Read full book review >

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MOON OVER LAKE ELMO by Steve Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2001

"Slight and forgettable"
A portentous epistolary exercise in which a Minnesotan father explains himself to, and ultimately reunites with, his ten-year-old daughter in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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THE WEATHERMAN by Steve Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"No mystery, but a rich, darkly overplotted saga that will wring you dry of tears for every last member of the sorry cast. (First printing of 60,000; Book-of-the-Month Club selection; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Minneapolis/St. Read full book review >

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SAINT MUDD by Steve Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"Good for them."
A reckless newspaper columnist exposes mobster coddling and official corruption in Depression-era St. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A perceptive, well-wrought picture of an iconic figure well worth admiring—from a distance. (Biography. 11-14)"
An admiring though not entirely adulatory view of our era's greatest technology celebrity, rightly dubbed (by U2's Bono) "the hardware software Elvis." Read full book review >

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STEVE JOBS by Jessie Hartland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"Nothing new or revelatory here, but the book can serve as a good introduction to Jobs and will impress with its concision those who already know a lot about him."
A free-wheeling graphic biography of Steve Jobs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEVE MCQUEEN by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A dispiriting account of a great star and not-so-great human being."
On-screen and off with the "King of Cool." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaacson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Jobs was an American original, and Isaacson's impeccably researched, vibrant biography—fully endorsed by his subject—does his legacy proud."
An unforgettable tale of a one-of-a-kind visionary. Read full book review >