Search Results: "William L. Simon"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2011

"A lucid, brightly written tale for both techies and lay readers."
A legendary hacker recalls his escapades and life on the run from the FBI. Read full book review >

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MARS ROVER CURIOSITY by Robert Manning
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Readers yearning for stories of human space travel must follow developments in China, the only nation with an active manned space program. Those who appreciate the purely scientific results of planetary exploration will love this lively, intelligent account of a dazzling achievement."
Although lacking the glamour of manned space flight, unmanned probes have accomplished great things, and this book delivers a thoroughly satisfying description of one of the greatest. 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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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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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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Released: April 1, 1962

"There's a sense of drama, an economy of words."
Excitement, suspense surrounding the biggest naval hunt of World War II, combine to make this one of the tops in this series, a book one reads with sustained excitement. Read full book review >

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Released: June 20, 1941

"A book for public libraries, bookshops, rental libraries."
Here's the answer to those who have wondered whether Shirer's veiled allusions on the air, speaking from Berlin, have cloaked pro-Nazi sympathies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"An informative briefing on the big-money games played on the banks of the Potomac."
A jauntily opinionated memoir of government service from the resilient septuagenarian who was chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Resolution Trust Corp. at the height of the crises that convulsed the domestic banking industry during the 1980's. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2009

"An enlightening, affirmative look at Inuit culture and history by a devoted champion."
A longtime activist for Native rights in Alaska shares his remarkable journey. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2009

"An enjoyable examination of the 'God's Eye View.'"
A poet and scholar meditates on the unique physical and metaphorical perspective offered by an aerial view of the world. Read full book review >