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julia and the dream maker


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Judging a book by its cover, as the old saw goes, is always a risky business. Still, one would hope that the design of a book would at least provide a vague hint of its genre. The pastoral farm scene ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 28, 2004 MATT BUCKINGHAM

american dynasty: aristocracy, fortune and the politics of deceit in the house of bush


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american dynasty: aristocracy, fortune and the politics of deceit in the house of bushUntil recently, books critical of the Bush administration were rare from mainstream publishers. Bestselling writer ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2004 MATT BUCKINGHAM

The Battle That Stopped Rome


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The Battle of Teutoburg Forest was in many ways the 9/11 of the ancient world. In 9 A.D., in a period of about an hour, Germanic "barbarians" under a mercurial chieftain ambushed and slaughtered three ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2003 MATT BUCKINGHAM

Bibliofiles

New Books Plucked from the Publishing Fringes


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Landmark Books introduced history to a whole generation of Americans growing up in the 1950s and '60s. These weren't silly kiddie books cranked out by hack writers but lively works by major auth ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2003 MATT BUCKINGHAM

Bibliofiles

NEW BOOKS PLUCKED FROM THE PUBLISHING FRINGES


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lee's law: how singapore crushes dissent by Chris Lydgate (Scribe Publications, 318 pages, $21)Published in Australia, Lee's Law has not yet achieved mainstream distribution in the U.S. but is ava ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2003 MATT BUCKINGHAM


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john paul jones: sailor, hero, father of the american navy by Evan Thomas (Simon and Schuster, 381 pages, $26.95)Despite his book's subtitle, author Evan Thomas makes a pretty convincing case th ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2003 MATT BUCKINGHAM

The Hard SF Renaissance


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the hard sf renaissance Edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer (Tor, 960 pages, $39.95)Hard science fiction, the core subgenre of SF that extrapolates the effects of science and technology ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2003 MATT BUCKINGHAM

april 1865: the month that saved america


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april 1865: the month that saved america by Jay Winik (Perennial, 461 pages, $14.95)There is a chilling passage about halfway through April 1865: "They move quickly, attack fast, and just as quick ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2002 MATT BUCKINGHAM

FEEDING THE BEAST

Building the perfect car consumed his house, his Porsche and 10 years of Mark Christensen's life--but not his soul.


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For Willamette Week, the early '80s was an age when giants walked the earth. Every week, readers could pick up the paper in its sassy new tabloid format and find stories by Susan Orlean, Larry Col ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2002 MATT BUCKINGHAM
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