Search Results: "Steve Vogel"


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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 >

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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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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 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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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"All this and more await the intelligent science reader who would like time out from all those books on genes and biotechnology for some fine old-fashioned whole-organ physiology. (Fifty-two linecuts.)"
This is not a book about heart disease, bypass surgery, or balloon angioplasty. 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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EDIBLE COLORS by Jennifer Vogel Bass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Quibbles aside, this volume presents appetizing produce in an engaging array. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This photographic study of color introduces both widely known and unusual fruits and vegetables. Read full book review >

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NAKED EARTH by Shawna Vogel
NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 1995

"Dynamic and unpretentious, this is the kind of book that teaches us to be curious about the unfamiliar."
A superbly written and informative account that gives geophysics the excitement of a science-adventure tale. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"While neither plot nor characters are stunningly original, the execution of this familiar trope—smart heroine in historical duress—is deftly done, and readers will be glad to learn that Patience's adventures will continue—with lots of greasy luck, one hopes. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Patience Goodspeed has adjusted well to life at sea on her father's whaler, and she is looking forward to setting out again after a layover in the Sandwich Islands. Read full book review >