Search Results: "Wilco"


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IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 25, 2012

"Chicagoans in exile will feel all the more homesick, while Wilco fans, already well-served with music, concert footage and photographs from various sources, will absolutely want to have this in their collections. The price is right, too."
A splendid bit of orchestration by everybody's favorite alt-rock sextet, giving a view of performances in the City with Big Shoulders from backstage and the cheap seats alike. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"The book often reads like an oral history, and that is both a strength and a drawback: The narrative is frank and lively, but it lacks the objectivity and research notes one expects in a serious work of history. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A behind-the-scenes history of American fighter pilots, from Vietnam to Desert Storm. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"If ordinary reality isn't weird enough for you, this heady Cloud Cuckoo Land is for you."
Earthlings, give yourselves up. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"Serviceable but not definitive."
Detailed, hagiographic biography of one of the world's most inspiring athletes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"Debatable, sure, but the author writes a narrative as fast-paced and scintillating as a sci-fi novel."
A provocative examination of ancient prophecies and how they seem to align with the latest research in quantum physics—and whether both fields hint at an impending new age of consciousness. Read full book review >

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PLEXUS by Troy T. Wilcoxson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 9, 2015

"A novel of full-throttle sci-fi violence for lovers of the 1980s action-film heyday."
In this debut novel, an android terrorist destroys Washington, D.C., in an attempt to take over the world. Read full book review >

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VENOMOUS by Christie Wilcox
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Wilcox writes in a lively style, but the book is likely of greatest interest to those already drawn to the subject."
How the creatures that embody some of mankind's deepest fears use toxic substances to defend themselves against predators and to prey on the creatures they eat—and why this is important to us today. Read full book review >

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EXCEPT FOR THE BONES by Collin Wilcox
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A civilized way to be scared."
Book three in the author's Alan Bernhardt series (Silent Witness, 1990; Bernhardt's Edge, 1988) has a token appearance by Frank Hastings, SFPD, and a practically invisible Bernhardt, who merely hovers at the edges of his case: to find out who wealthy, powerful real-estate mogul Preston Daniels was carting to the Cape Cod dump in a garbage bag. Read full book review >

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WAKING BEAUTY by Leah Wilcox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"This irrepressible read-aloud will have the audience shouting directions at the poor hapless Prince—who could ask for a better endorsement than that? (Picture book. 3-8)"
The team that created the hysterical Falling for Rapunzel (2003) now tackles Sleeping Beauty. Read full book review >

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FALLING FOR RAPUNZEL by Leah Wilcox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"And the twist on 'happily ever after' spins a reality-based meaning on the phrase 'falling for you' that kids should find funny. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-8)"
"Once upon a bad hair day, a prince rode up Rapunzel's way." Read full book review >

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POWERHOUSE by Charlotte Wilcox
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 1996

"On the whole, however, the book casts light on what goes on inside a building most readers will never have the chance to visit. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
A guided tour of a nuclear power plant, packed with color photos of futuristic machinery. Read full book review >