Search Results: "William Bedford Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2000

"Useful for scholars and for admirers of Warren's work who are very familiar with the author's life and career. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Ten years of essentially unrevealing letters from a formative period of the poet and novelist best known for All the King's Men and as the first Poet Laureate of the United States. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"A good idea that, given his overall enthusiasm and mastery in explaining complex science, might persuade more than a few readers."
A lucid, up-to-date account of the body's immune system from a pro who has taught the subject at UCLA for 25 years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"A scientist's careful, unsensational account of the current status of research into aging that requires from the reader a level of commitment well beyond mere curiosity."
A virtual textbook on what the growing knowledge of biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology is revealing about the basic mechanisms of aging. Read full book review >

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SEX AND THE ORIGINS OF DEATH by William R. Clark
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Strikingly well argued and clear."
Speculations on life and death from a professor of cellular biology at UCLA. ``We die because our cells die,'' Clark says. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Although Clark insists that if one is to understand molecular medicine, one must first understand molecular biology, those who find his biology lectures too academic for comfort can still savor the well-wrought medical and ethical discussions."
An exposition of the revolutionary changes in medicine coming in the next century as well as discussion of some of the ethical problems these will create. Read full book review >

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The Red Phone by William D. Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2014

"A short novel that tells a formidable story in a small package, even if it sprints through some of the typical thriller's finer points."
In Clark's debut thriller, the U.S. president and various experts scramble to stop Muslim terrorists from detonating a nuclear device in New York. Read full book review >

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NEVER ENDING by Martyn Bedford
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 11, 2014

"Beautiful and illuminating but as hard as therapy. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An English teen can't stop blaming herself for her brother's death. Read full book review >

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THE HOUDINI GIRL by Martyn Bedford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

Following his taut debut, Acts of Revision (1997), with a more maudlin tale of love and loss, Bedford offers a promising yet finally disappointing story of a magician unable to perform the ultimate trick: bringing back to life the woman he adored, then betrayed. Read full book review >

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TWENTY QUESTIONS FOR GLORIA by Martyn Bedford
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 12, 2016

"A page-turner that runs aground on a shoal of stereotype. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Two teens run away to a better life—temporarily. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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FLIP by Martyn Bedford
FANTASY
Released: April 5, 2011

"Alex has to figure out why his soul overtook Flip's body, and how—if at all—he can get back into his own before it's too late. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Fourteen-year-old geeky musician Alex wakes up hundreds of miles from his London home in the body of Philip Garamond, a high-school soccer star and girl magnet nicknamed Flip. Read full book review >