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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THE HISTORY OF SWIMMING by Kim Powers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2006

"A powerful nod to familial bonding, written with verve and genuine affection."
Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Powers initiates a desperate manhunt for his suicidal gay twin brother, who has vanished seven years after their tumultuous college days. Read full book review >

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THE ECHO MAKER by Richard Powers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"One of our best novelists (The Time of Our Singing, 2003, etc.) once again extends his unparalleled range."
The theme of cognitive disorder, variously explored in Powers's forbiddingly brainy earlier fiction, is the central subject of his eerie, accomplished ninth novel. Read full book review >

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PASSAGE by Sandy Powers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2011

"The rare family scrapbook that isn't boring to the outsider."
A mother's collected memories reveal her remarkable life in this work of nonfiction. Read full book review >

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OPERATION WANDERING SOUL by Richard Powers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 1993

"Mingling wisps of whimsy and a hard-edged, surgical view, this cuts deeply into the human condition—to a dark, profoundly troubled place where hope and despair exist side by side."
Childhood innocence—imperiled through the ages and nowhere more at risk than in the heart of modern Los Angeles—stands as the imposing theme of Powers's latest complex, wrenching saga. Read full book review >

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THE GOLD BUG VARIATIONS by Richard Powers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"A formidable masterpiece, deeply vital and sparkling in its many facets, whimsical in its prose yet precise in its elucidation- -rewarding in every sense but, in particular, a profoundly moving love story."
Triumphantly true to form, Powers continues the densely layered and intricate plotting found in his earlier novels (Prisoner's Dilemma, Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance) in this stunning epic that delves into molecular genetics, music, and information science, eloquently combining the mysteries of love and the passionate pursuit of knowledge. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A mixed bag, sometimes entertaining, sometimes arid, but full of useful insights; readers won't look at Lady Gaga or Nicki Minaj the same way after considering them among the 'cartoonish card deck of sexualized female archetypes' that constitutes so much of the present pop scene."
Forget drugs: sex and rock & roll are where it's at in this survey of the devil's music and its carnal dimensions. Read full book review >

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Ruthless Grieving by Susan Powers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2015

"An essential book for those struggling with grief, and particularly those suffering from the loss of a loved one through addiction."
In this debut memoir and self-help guide, Powers examines the grieving process from firsthand experience, using the informative language of clinical psychology. Read full book review >

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SPARTANICA by Powers Molinar
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A sci-fi adventure with action, fantastical creatures and worthy protagonists that will likely make readers want to know what happens next."
Molinar's debut sci-fi adventure offers the tale of two brothers who travel to another world, where survivors of ruined cities battle ferocious beings and sinister forces. Read full book review >