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Deadline by John Sandford - Book Review

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Deadline: A Virgil Flowers Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780425275184
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - October 6th, 2015

This is why we enjoy Sandford's books - fine writing, clever, overlapping plots, unusual characters that are both well-developed and witty. Such fun to read! ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


Critical Mass

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Critical Mass (A V.I. Warshawski Novel #16) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451468185
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Published: Berkley - September 2nd, 2014

V. I. Warshawski, the intrepid Chicago private detective, traces a missing woman for a friend but encounters danger when the case resurrects old animosities from the early development of atomic weapons in the US and Nazi Germany. Intriguing characters populate a complex story and threaten V. I. and those she loves. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


An Appetite for Wonder

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ISBN: 9780062225801
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Published: Ecco - August 26th, 2014

The renown evolutionary biologist recounts his early years and education, as a wild and skeptical kid, and his beginnings as an innovative thinker – up to the publication of The Selfish Gene. Highly readable and accessible, even if you aren’t a full-blown scientist. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


Bully Pulpit

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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416547877
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 9th, 2014

Roosevelt used his “bully pulpit” to initiate the Progressive Era, with the help of the “muckraking” press. But his friend Taft compromised it all when he succeeded Teddy. Another outstanding examination of a critical time in US history by a superior historian. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


Falling Upwards

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Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air: An Unconventional History of Ballooning Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780307742322
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Published: Vintage - September 9th, 2014

Ballooning, from ancient China to today, concentrating on the 19th century men and women – explorers, scientists, geographers, writers, adventurers – who took to the sky. An exhilarating, marvelous book from the outstanding biographer and author of the Northshire favorite, The Age of Wonder. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


The Children Act

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ISBN: 9780385539708
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Published: Nan A. Talese - September 9th, 2014

Fiona Maye, a Judge in London's Family Court, must rule on a case where a teenage boy, raised by devout Jehovah's Witness parents, refuses medical treatment, while she deals with her own marital strife. An engrossing book about moral integrity, faith and justice. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


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