Search Results: "Tom Preston"


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Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A thoughtful, well-presented argument about an issue many people face."
A doctor's manifesto about terminally ill patients' right to die. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"<\b>Perhaps more than some architecture buffs may bargain for, but enriching in its historical sweep and context."
The legendary shrine to love and power viewed as a defining statement of two centuries of Moghul rule in India. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2004

"Yeomanly treatment of a man who 'wanted desperately to make his fortune but was seduced by the quest for knowledge.' (65 b&w illustrations, 12 maps)"
Rich with incident and novelty, the life of a swashbuckler whose exploits and writings impressed generations of readers, including Darwin and Humboldt, though he's little remembered today. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY SCARECROW by Tim Preston
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The illustrations are detailed, with embossed details that give this book the look of a fattened greeting card; most children will be cheered by the scarecrow's good fortune, and will not be able to predict its advent. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The story of how winter transforms a lonely scarecrow into a benevolent snowman, enabling him to befriend all the creatures he's supposed to frighten away. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Preston gracefully retells that stirring, unmistakably heroic, and sadly doomed adventure for a new generation."
An imaginative, sympathetic biography of the famous and ill-fated Antarctic explorer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 18, 2011

"A lack of organizational rigor derails an interesting tale."
The development of the Southern black club scene receives a sometimes cluttered history. Read full book review >

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THE CODEX by Douglas Preston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2004

"A fun dig with just a touch of Indiana Jones."
Preston usually coauthors with Lincoln Child (Thunderhead, 1999, etc.) but this time solos. Read full book review >

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DYNAMITE FISHERMEN by Preston Fleming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 27, 2011

"Uncertainty among the characters coupled with relentless gunfire and explosions make for an extraordinary novel, each page just as eruptive as the city which provides the setting."
A man working for the American Embassy in Lebanon employs whatever means necessary to expose the organization behind a series of car bombings. Read full book review >

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THE HOT ZONE by Richard Preston
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Portions of this biomedical thriller appeared in the New Yorker in somewhat different form; it will be made into a movie starring Robert Redford and directed by Ridley Scott (Alien). (Author tour)"
A bone-chilling account of a close encounter with a lethal virus, by New Yorker writer Preston (American Steel, 1991). Read full book review >

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OUT WITH IT by Katherine Preston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 2013

"Readers expecting a fairy-tale ending when they finish the book can't have been reading very closely, but Preston comes to a truce with stuttering, and her battles with it make for engaging reading."
An inspiring memoir about the author's struggle to come to terms with her stuttering. Read full book review >