Search Results: "Wayne Biddle"


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BARONS OF THE SKY by Wayne Biddle
NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 1991

"Unfortunately, that conclusion is lost in the shuffle of an accentuate-the-negative narrative that shortchanges at almost every turn aviation's avant-garde and its genuine contributions. (Twenty-four pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
An earthbound account by Biddle (Coming to Terms, 1981) of the intrepid souls whose soaring aspirations helped launch a multinational aerospace industry. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 2009

"Neufeld's is the definitive biography, but Biddle offers a solid, moderately damning investigation of von Braun's relation to the Third Reich."
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Biddle (A Field Guide to the Invisible, 1998, etc.) recounts the early years of the quintessential "rocket scientist" and hero of America's 1960s race to the moon. Read full book review >

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A FIELD GUIDE TO THE INVISIBLE by Wayne Biddle
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Biddle's book adds up to little more than an assemblage of scientific and cultural factoids and gross-out trivia—which makes it just right for bright teenagers of an inquiring bent, and for collectors of useless information everywhere. (b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A resoundingly fun if sometimes unappetizing inquiry into the world of microbes, germs, and other invisible but influential phenomena. Read full book review >

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A FIELD GUIDE TO GERMS by Wayne Biddle
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A truly delightful book that manages to impart solid information about some pretty dreadful diseases without depressing or terrifying the reader."
Entertaining, irreverent, but always informative profiles of some 70 pathogens, mostly bacteria and viruses, that share our planet and sometimes our bodies. Read full book review >

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Pura Vida Mae!: An Original Story for Children by Buffie  Biddle
Released: July 17, 2015

"A gorgeous portrayal of a relaxing life in the wilderness."
This kids' book introduces readers to the colorful, exotic world of the Costa Rican jungle through the eyes of an iguana.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Despite its relative neglect of art and artists, an estimable history of the Whitney, with illuminating forays into the history of several prominent American families."
Biddle, a former president of the Whitney Museum of American Art and granddaughter of the museum's legendary founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, here commemorates the illustrious female dynasty of art lovers and the institution they created and sustained. Read full book review >

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DECEPTION’S DAUGHTER by Cordelia Frances Biddle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"Martha's second case develops her love life and offers more mystery than her debut, along with a wealth of period details."
A Philadelphia socialite and her hesitant suitor team up to solve a crime in the latest from Biddle (The Conjurer, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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BENEATH THE WIND by Cordelia Frances Biddle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 1993

"Full sail, no breeze."
A debut by the daughter of one of Phillie's first families that tells the story of a grand circumnavigation of the globe aboard a yacht—the Alcedo—in 1903. Read full book review >

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DRAGON by Wayne Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 1992

Once again, a creature hatches, seeks its mother among unlike animals, and eventually finds her. Read full book review >

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THE CONJURER by Cordelia Frances Biddle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2007

"Biddle's debut offers some appealing characters, but a wealth of intriguing period detail ultimately overwhelms the mystery."
As a serial killer stalks child prostitutes, a wealthy financier vanishes in 1842 Philadelphia. Read full book review >