Search Results: "Thomas Briody"


BOOK REVIEW

ROGUE'S ISLES by Thomas Briody
Released: June 14, 1995

"The slyest mystery here: How can all those nasty people fit in such a tiny state?"
In this corner is Frankie Falcone, bank president with a taste for virtual-reality sex and a personal interest in his depositors' finances, who's now missing with an awful lot of their money. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

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ROGUE'S JUSTICE by Thomas Gately Briody
Released: Aug. 12, 1996

"Even so, it's a pleasure spending a second merry term with the felons who run Rhode Island."
``Bank on it,'' sometime Channel 3 newsman Michael Carolina had said when investigative producer Lilly Simmons asked him to come back as he sailed off into the sunset at the end of Rogue's Isles (1995). Read full book review >

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ROGUE'S REGATTA by Thomas Gately Briody
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Briody leaves behind the criminal monkeyshines of Michael's first three adventures (Rogue's Wager, 1997, etc.) for his richest, most tightly plotted case yet."
Whatever happened to "Congratulations, son"? Read full book review >

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ROGUE'S WAGER by Thomas Gately Briody
Released: Nov. 14, 1997

"By the fade-out, though, you'll know why the license plates call it the Ocean State."
The traffic in Rhode Island clams must be getting intense. Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON by Elizabeth V. Chew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Well-informed and much-idealized if not entirely simplistic pictures of both the great man and his bustling estate. (sidebars, endnotes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Stepping carefully around the controversies, a former curator at Monticello reconstructs the septuagenarian Jefferson's active daily round. Read full book review >

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TIMELESS THOMAS by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"A glowing tribute to the inventor who continues to influence modern life. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
A fine introduction to Thomas Edison's exceptional inventions, innovations and career—and how his work continues to affect our lives today. Read full book review >

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Released: May 7, 2007

"Lush and fascinating: an essential reference for Wolfe fans and scholars."
Impressive array of primary documents, photographs, commentary and miscellany relating to the novelist's short life and controversial career. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 15, 2007

"A richly introspective biography sure to rekindle interest in Hardy's writing."
Another wonderfully readable life by veteran biographer and journalist Tomalin (Samuel Pepys, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON by Joyce Appleby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A useful slap against the reactionaries who today claim descent from Jeffersonian ideals."
A portrait of our most controversial Founding Father as a genuine radical possessed of dangerous, frightening ideas about human nature and government. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 17, 1998

"Despite these flaws, this biography will attract readers too young for John B. Severance's Thomas Jefferson (p. 1293). (b&w reproductions, maps, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-13)"
In the Trailblazer Biography series, an entry that proceeds chronologically, through the highlights of Jefferson's life, from his boyhood in Virginia, college days, family, views on slavery, the construction of Monticello, his reluctant participation in the new government, retirement, and death, with an summary of his legacy. Read full book review >