Search Results: "Thomas Powers"


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THE CONFIRMATION by Thomas Powers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2000

"Astoundingly detailed with regard to behind-the-scenes Washington, both in the halls of Congress and at CIA headquarters, but, as may seem clear enough, a tad far-fetched and overwrought."
A first novel from the Pulitzer-winning journalist (Heisenberg's War, 1993, etc.) examines one of his areas of expertise—the CIA—in a tale of integrity at odds with entrenched bureaucracy, with the fate of a long-missing Vietnam POW hanging in the balance. Read full book review >

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THE KILLING OF CRAZY HORSE by Thomas Powers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2010

"A skillful synthesis of historical research and contested narrative, resonant with enduring loss."
Sprawling account of the grim conclusion of the Indian Wars. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 2, 1993

Why did the Third Reich, for all its industrial might and technological resources, fail to create a nuclear bomb? Read full book review >

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TARA'S TIARA by Mark Powers
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Slight missteps with puns and humor do not detract from this charming children's fantasy that deftly integrates real-life facts about an important ecosystem."
The natural world of the redwood forest and a fantasy world of fairy-like creatures combine in Powers' children's tale of a treasure quest and justice served. Read full book review >

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MY DAY WITH NUMBERS by Christine Powers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"A companion volume, My Day with Animals, is in the same format. (Picture book. 1-5)"
``One child'' puts on ``two slippers'' and is greeted by ``three muffins'' at breakfast, then uses ``four crayons'' to make ``five drawings,'' and so on through a day that ends with ``nine books'' and ``ten yawns'' (labeled with Arabic numerals in their one appearance here). Read full book review >

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THE CONFESSIONAL by J.L. Powers
FICTION
Released: July 10, 2007

"11 world revisiting issues of nationalism and prejudice makes this tale relevant to modern audiences. (Fiction. YA)"
Strained racial tensions snap after a student's violent death. Read full book review >

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SUNFLOWER by Martha Powers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A hardcover debut that puts a harder edge on Mary Higgins Clark's early thrillers (Sheila has an active sex life, and so, regrettably, does the killer) but can't compete with the original's narrative drive."
For two years the Wisconsin town of River Oaks has been terrorized by somebody the press is dying to call the Goldilocks Killer because he preys on fair-haired young girls. Read full book review >

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BURY MY HEART ON KEPLER-452B by J.S. Powers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Big-idea sci-fi readers will likely find this an awesome, challenging ride."
A wealthy visionary races to launch humanity's first starship to a habitable planet before overpopulation, religious fanatics, and other 21st-century horrors destroy Earth in this sci-fi tale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Three narrative strands that never fully come together."
Powers (The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle, 2001, etc.) waxes nostalgic for his long-gone youth in Hannibal, Missouri, a place he shared "with a god of American literature," Mark Twain. Read full book review >

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GAIN by Richard Powers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1998

"Yet another unconventional work from Powers, a novelist who never does the same thing twice, but not his strongest."
Never one to tread lightly or think small, Powers (Galatea 2.2, 1995, etc.) here tackles 170 years of US capitalism as embodied by a single corporation, binding it to the struggle of a midwestern mom to a cancer most likely caused by the same company's malfeasance. Read full book review >

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THREE DAYS TO NEVER by Tim Powers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Not exactly a shapely construction—but, as Shakespeare's Othello might say, there's magic in the web of it."
Middle Eastern power struggles, the structural integrity of the space-time continuum and the secret life of Albert Einstein are among the ingredients blended with Machiavellian cunning by prizewinning fantasy author Powers (Declare, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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BROKEN CIRCLE by J.L. Powers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A gripping, philosophical paranormal thriller. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Adam Jones is a 15-year-old white boy who just wants to be "normal," but his life is anything but. Read full book review >