Search Results: "Thomas Karl Dietrich"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A generous, involving study of how ancient stargazing gave rise to many of the tenets of human civilization."
Dietrich provides a wide-ranging study of ancient astronomies. Read full book review >

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The Josan and the Jee by William Karl Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"An emotionally challenging but rewarding war novel."
A fictional memoir, based on true events of love and horror during the Korean War. Read full book review >

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GETTING BACK by William Dietrich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 2, 2000

"The pro-wilderness, outside-the-box message is hammered home in ways ranging from clever to clunky, but when the action stops and the pondering begins, a lack of character depth makes this story about as succulent as a mouthful of desert sand."
Following his dynamic 1998 debut, the Antarctic thriller Ice Reich, ex-journalist and Pulitzer Prize—winner Dietrich moves on to Australia for this slower-paced future-world saga of malcontents and convicts roaming the outback in a deadly game orchestrated by an all-powerful corporate entity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE EMPERORS by William Dietrich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"The latest rousing adventure from Dietrich (The Barbed Crown, 2013, etc.) shows antihero Ethan Gage, his exotic wife and a varied cast of characters grappling with an especially tumultuous historical period."
An American adventurer and his Egyptian wife join the search for a fabled object. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF BLAZES by Dietrich Kalteis
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"What might have been a fast-moving but routine crime caper has gained added interest from its setting amid the turmoil of San Francisco's 1906 earthquake."
Kalteis (Triggerfish, 2016, etc.) offers a shoot-'em-up from the get-go, adding a twist by making the principal player a hard-to-cheer-for ex-con seeking revenge while in the middle of a natural disaster. Read full book review >

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ICE REICH by William Dietrich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 1998

"A merry, melodramatic patchwork of adventure films that, when it isn't evoking predictable cinematic thrills, rivals the page-turners of Alistair MacLean."
Rousing, Indiana Jones'style debut thriller with scheming Nazis, hair-raising escapes, sweeping scenery, and romance in a volcanic cave. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON’S PYRAMIDS by William Dietrich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Dietrich (The Scourge of God, 2005, etc.) is never less than authoritative, but when a storyteller's setting is more interesting than his characters, his novel's in trouble."
Forget the mummies—there's a really big-time secret under wraps in Egypt's pyramids. Read full book review >

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DARK WINTER by William Dietrich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 24, 2001

"When the Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer turns to fiction (Ice Reich, 1998, etc.), the authenticity of his settings is always a plus. It's his cardboard characters that continue to let him down."
Murder stalks the South Pole in this near-miss thriller. Read full book review >

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THE BARBED CROWN by William Dietrich
Released: May 7, 2013

"Dietrich has the Gage series down to a formula, blending history with entertaining tall tales and a good deal of irreverence."
Dietrich's creation Ethan Gage (The Emerald Storm, 2012, etc.) is no typical action hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Mixing history, anecdote, biography, and poetic description of the battleground: a moving assessment of an ecological dispute with global implications."
A sensitive, intelligent review of the ongoing controversy over the logging of the remaining stands of old-growth forest in western Oregon and Washington; by Dietrich, Pulitzer-winning science writer for The Seattle Times. Read full book review >

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JOE AND THE SKYSCRAPER by Dietrich Neumann
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"The book's fascinating information makes it a felicitous companion to David Macaulay's Unbuilding, especially in the details of how the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel had to be torn down to make way for the gleaming new skyscraper. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
A real boy, a real building, and the process through which that building soared floor-by-floor into the sky make for a dramatic entry in the Adventures in Architecture series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HADRIAN’S WALL by William Dietrich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2004

"Lively, authoritative, and edifying, though it does go a bit soapy toward the end. Still, the best yet from Dietrich (Dark Winter, 2001, etc.)."
Rome, 368 a.d.: slashing blades, snorting steeds, star-crossed lovers, an Iago-like villain: page-turning stuff. Read full book review >