Search Results: "Timothy B. Tyson"


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BLOOD DONE SIGN MY NAME by Timothy B. Tyson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2004

"One of the most candid and lucent books on race in this or any other year."
Powerful, wrenching story of a racial killing during the author's North Carolina childhood. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD OF EMMETT TILL by Timothy B. Tyson
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Tyson skillfully demonstrates how, in our allegedly post-racial country, a 'national racial caste system' remains in place."
A scholar of Southern history and culture expands on the saga of a racially motivated 1955 murder that resonated around the globe and helped spawn the political activism of courageous blacks in Mississippi and other former slave states. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Well-organized and fast-paced, with convincing insights into the minds of List and his victims: a true-crime success. (Eight-page photo insert—not seen.)"
Chilling account of the multiple murders that shocked newspaper readers and TV viewers in 1971, and stunned them 18 years later when the killer was at last caught through the auspices of a popular TV program. Read full book review >

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NECRONOMICON by Donald Tyson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Scholarly horror, marvelously illustrated. Or as Lovecraft, in a wild ecstasy that's quoted here, would praise it: Ph'nglui nigliv'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeb wgab'nagl fhtagn. Id! "
Tyson sets about "expositing the ways of the dead." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"A fine portrait of Madagascar's singular culture and biodiversity, its great beauty and dire straits."
By turns thoughtful and vivacious, science writer and Nova producer Tyson draws an anecdotally rich portrait of the biological wonderland known as Madagascar. Read full book review >

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ACID RAIN by Peter Tyson
NATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Appendix of well established, scientifically oriented groups to contact for more information; glossary; bibliography (no debates); index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Printed, appropriately, on recycled paper, a scientifically authoritative but socially bloodless introduction to the nature, distribution, and dangers of acid rain and the prospects for its reduction. Read full book review >

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THE NEVER KING by George Tyson
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"A clever, historically robust fantasy journey."
In Tyson's heartfelt fantasydebut, a British leader recruits a scholar of Celtic folk religion to find a man who just might be the second coming of King Arthur. Read full book review >

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Telonaut by Matt Tyson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Inventive, intelligent sci-fi about humans grappling with an oceanic world."
In this debut novel, a Postbox transports future government auditor Sero Novak to a colony on a water planet. Read full book review >

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IRON AMBITION by Mike Tyson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 30, 2017

"A belated but welcome homage to a boxing legend who died shortly before Tyson's career took off. Fans of the sweet science will want to have a look."
The boxing champion, infamous for biting and beating, reveals his soft side in this memoir of his longtime mentor and trainer. Read full book review >

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UNIVERSE DOWN TO EARTH by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 1994

"Well-written, authoritative, and almost always entertaining- -highly recommended."
Readers who find the physical sciences intimidating might profit from a look into this witty and accessible introduction to the foundations of modern science, with an emphasis on astronomy, by Tyson (Astrophysics/Princeton). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"An entertaining, disorganized, and inspiring jaunt, the chief value of which is its message to readers: Reach for the stars."
A brief, engaging, sometimes scintillating ramble around the cosmos with Tyson (Astrophysics/Princeton; dir., Hayden Planetarium), who shares his perspectives and experiences as an African-American astrophysicist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2007

"Smoothly entertaining, full of fascinating tidbits and frequently humorous, these essays show Tyson as one of today's best popularizers of science."
A collection of the author's astronomy columns from Natural History. Read full book review >