Index of Book Reviews
Titles - T
This is an alphabetical list of all the book
reviews, with titles starting with the letter
T, located on LPR.
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- Take Care of Yourself, by Donald M. Vickery and James F. Fries.
An illustrated guide on medical self-care that covers over 175 medical and health related topics.
- Taken at the Flood, by Agatha Christie.
When Uncle Gordon marries a much younger woman and then has the nerve to die in the Blitz, his family is dismayed to find that she gets all the money - so they call upon Poirot to help them get it back, but will they?
- Taking, The, by Dean Koontz
In The Taking, Koontz tells the story of the fight for survival by Molly and Niel Sloan and their neighbors in a small California mountain town when disaster strikes.
- Tale of Two Cities, A, by Charles Dickens.
This is both a commentary on the French Revolution and a heart pounding thriller that will have you holding your breath as you wait to see what will happen to Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, two men whose lives are inextricably entwined.
- Tales of Old Japan, by Baron Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford.
This is a collection of 28 tales and 4 sermons that were first published in 1871, and which deal with Japan and Japanese lore.
- Target Tirpitz, by Patrick Bishop.
The unforgettable story of the British efforts to hunt down and sink the German Battleship Tirpitz, a story that is more amazing and filled with more daring-do than the efforts expended to sink her sister ship, the Bismarck.
- Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
The fifth exciting adventure in the stories of Tarzan.
- Teacher Man, by Frank McCourt.
Frank McCourt's third memoir in the trilogy that started with Angela's Ashes focuses on his 30-year teaching career in New York City's public high schools.
- Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero, by Leigh Montville.
The story of the life of Ted Williams, from his two tours of duty as a Marine fighter pilot to his Hall of Fame baseball career.
- Teeth of the Tiger, The, by Tom Clancy.
Clancy introduces John (Jack) Ryan Jr., and Jack's cousins, fraternal twins Brian and Dominic Caruso. The three work for "The Campus," a deep black undercover organization tasked with the job of tracking down and eliminating threats to the United States by any means necessary, including assassination.
- Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Diabetes, by Elaine Magee.
An essential guide for those with Type II Diabetes that helps you to understand the role that food plays in controlling Diabetes, and how to develop a healthy diet that best suits your individual needs and lifestyle.
- Ten Big Ones, by Janet Evanovich.
When bounty hunter Stephanie Plum and her sidekick, Lula, witness the Red Devil's attempt to rob a convenience store, they become the target for the notorious Slayers gang.
- The Tenth Circle, by Jodi Picoult.
When fourteen-year-old Trixie is raped by her former boyfriend, her parents must learn to put their own demons aside in order to help her come to terms with her pain.
- Terra Incognita, by Ruth Downie.This, the second book in the Gaius Petreius Ruso series, finds the Roman Army doctor stationed along the northern border of Roman occupied Britannia. Any hope that this might be a quiet posting goes out the window when a fellow soldier shows up - missing his head and Ruso is quickly charged with the task of tracking down the man's murderer.
- Testament, The, by John Grisham.
The lives of unconnected people are altered forever by secret of The Testament.
- Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl, by Kate McCafferty.
The fictional account of Cot Daley's life of slavery in 17th Century Barbados. Born in Ireland, Cot was forcibly transported to Barbados when she was ten-years-old, along with thousands of other Irish natives, and forced to work alongside African slaves in the cane fields of British plantation ownerss.
- Testosterone Advantage Plan, The, by Lou Schuler.
Lose Weight, Gain Muscle, Boost Energy - A 9-Week Food-and-Fitness Breakthrough - FOR MEN ONLY.
- Text-Key's Large Print U.S. Supreme Court Opinions, produced by the Virginia M. Woolf Foundation.
A single volume CD-Rom collection of 83 pivotal U.S. Supreme Court opinions from 1803-2000. These documents are preformatted into 18 and 28 point font editions.
- Text-Key's Large Print U.S. Government Publications, produced by the Virginia M. Woolf Foundation.
A collection of twenty thematically organized CDs containing 138 governments document covering topics ranging from legislation to aging. These documents are preformatted into 18 and 28 point font editions.
- That Cat Can't Stay, by Thad Krasnesky.
What's a Dad to do when Mom and the kids keep bringing stray cats home? Tell them that the cat can't stay, of course. But, will this work? You'll find out in this delightful and charmingly illustrated children's picture book.
- Theme Book DVD, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of more than 4,000 books, in plain text format, on a single DVD. Organized into twenty thematic categories, the books in this collection cover topics ranging from Victoriana and US History, to books on Education, Religion, War, and Women.
- Therapy, by Jonathan Kellerman.
Psychologist Alex Delaware once again aids his
friend, L.A. police lieutenant Milo Sturgis in solving a double homicide.
- There Goes the Bride, by M. C. Beaton.
When her ex-husband's wife-to-be is murdered, the finger quickly points to Agatha Raisin as the killer. To clear her name, Agatha sets out to tackle the dangerous task of finding the real killer.
- They Dared Return, by Patrick K. O'Donnell.
The True Story of Jewish Spies Behind the Lines in Nazi Germany.
- They Do it With Mirrors, by Agatha Christie.
A Gothic mansion, a band of delinquent boys, a squandered family fortune, and a brutal murder. Who can tie all this together? Miss Marple can!
- They Walked Like Men, by Clifford D. Simak.
A bunch of Galactic Realtors are buying up the Earth. Can ace news reporter Parker Graves stop the sale before humans have nowhere left to live?
- Thief of Time, By Terry Pratchett.
This is the 26th Discworld novel. The Thief of Time revolves around time, and what would happen if time were to stop... For starters, Death would be out of a job, which is why he wants his granddaughter to stop time from stopping.
- Thin Commandments Diet, The, by Dr. Stephen Gullo.
Dr. Stephen Gullo's simple diet program has helped his patients lose weight quickly and easily with a success rate almost 15 times higher than the national average.
- (Thirty-Six) The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons Who Have Alzheimer Disease..., By Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins.
Packed with advice and information about dementia, the fifth edition of The 36-Hour Day clearly describes what dementia is, how it is diagnosed, possible treatment options, and what problems may be faced by patients and their caregivers.
- The Thirty-Nine Steps, by John Buchan.
This nonstop spy thriller follows the adventures of a man framed for murder, who is being pursued by not only the police, but also by a vicious band of spies. In addition he is trying to get to the bottom of a mystery - should he fail, the world may well erupt into war.
- Those Who Trespass: A Novel of Murder and Television, by Bill O'Reilly.
A New York City detective and a feisty tabloid reporter join forces to find the brutal murderer of high-level executives and news correspondents.
- Three Soldiers, by John Dos Passos.
Based on his personal experiences in France during the First World War, Dos Passos' novel is a fierce denunciation of the military.
- Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, The, by Philip K. Dick.
This surreal book melds drugs and religion into a futuristic ritualistic transformation in which users of Can-D enter the world of Perky Pat, a doll. As Perky Pat or one of her many friends, users can leave their dreary hovels Mars and return to their idealistic versions of Earth.
- Three Weeks With My Brother, by Nicholas Sparks & Micah Sparks
A Memoir of a three week trip around the world.
- Thud!, by Terry Pratchett.
Old hatreds are rekindled when a famous Dwarf is murdered on the eve of the anniversary of the battle of Koom Valley. It falls upon the City Watch of Ankh-Morpork to prevent the Dwarfs and the Trolls from engaging in a rematch - one that might pull all of Discworld into a global conflict! This is the 30th +/- book in the Discworld series.
- Thumbprint, by Friedrich Glauser.
The death of a travelling salesman in the forest of Gerzenstein appears to be an open and shut case. Sergeant Studer is confronted with an obvious suspect and a confession to the murder. But nothing is what it seems. Envy, hatred, sexual abuse and the corrosive power of money lie just beneath the surface. Studer's investigation soon splinters the glassy facade of Switzerland's tidy villages, manicured forests and seemingly placid citizens.
- Thursday Next: First Among Sequels
, by Jasper Fforde.
In this, the fifth edition to the widely popular Thursday Next series, Next is hard on the heels of a serial killer who is targeting fictional characters, while as the same time trying to deal with Friday, her lazy son who is making a career out of vegging-out on the sofa!
- Ties That Bind, Ties That Break, By Lensey Namioka.
An engrossing coming-of-age story about a young girl who refuses, in 1911, to follow the age-old Chinese custom of foot binding, and the repercussions that result from her defiance of this tradition.
- A Time for Patriots, by Dale Brown.
As the American economy falls into a crippling recession, massive cuts are made in the public safety budget. Against this dismal backdrop, an entire FBI SWAT team is ambushed and radioactive materials are stolen...
- The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells
Wells's protagonist travels to the year 802,701 and meets the Eloi, a frail set of humans who live simple lives without any need for technology.
- Timeline, by Michael Crichton
This is a full-out, swashbuckling, adventure yarn. It is full of sword fights, damsels in distress, wicked and cruel villains, the occasional flaming horse carcass, and three determined grad students out to rescue their professor who has been trapped in the past.
- Time Travel:
Classic Travel and Tourism Books, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
An anthology of more than 140 historic travel monologues and tourism books, on one CD. organized into geographically thematic categories such as Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, Australia, the South Seas, and the World in general.
- To Hell and Back, by Susanna and Jake de Vries.
The Banned Account of Gallipoli by Sydney Loch. Comprising a slightly abridged version of The Straits Impregnable, a biography of Loch, and a history of his book and how it came to be banned.
- To Play the Fox, by Frank Barnard.
This story centers upon the adventures of Curtis, a RAF fighter pilot flying unarmed photo-reconnaissance planes over North Africa, and Wolf, an American serving with the RAF and who has been sent to work behind enemy lines with a group of Jewish fighters disguised as German soldiers. The two men are brought together by fate, and are forced to endure a life or death struggle to carry out a mission that could affect the outcome of the looming battle at El Alamein.
- Tomb of the Golden Bird, by Elizabeth Peters.
The 18th Amelia Peabody mystery. The Emerson family are barred from the excavation site in the Valley of the Kings and Amelia must take on the responsibility of protecting her family when Radcliffe's shady half-brother shows up.
- Tom Brown's Schooldays, by Thomas Hughes.
This classic tale follows the adventures and school life of Tom Brown and his friends at the Rugby Public School in the 1830's.
- Torah, The.
This English edition of The Torah is based upon the second edition of the new Jewish Publication Society's translation of The Holy Scriptures.
- Torn Apart, by Peter Corris.
Hardy has never been much of a family man, until he meets his second cousin Patrick Malloy - who turns out to be his double. All too soon, Malloy is brutally murdered, and the question must be asked, who was the intended victim? Hardy or Malloy?
- Torpedo Boat, by Duncan Harding.
A rousing tale of suspense and adventure set in 1919, which finds two good friends running spies into Russia, and fighting the Soviet Navy, with their experimental, torpedo laden, motor boats.
- Total Immersion, by Terry Laughlin, with John Delves.
The Revolutionary Way to Swim Better, Faster, and Easier.
- Totally Vegetarian, by Toni Fiore.
Fiore presents 200 recipes that emphasize familiar and readily available ingredients. Whether you’re cooking for a vegan or a flexitarian, everyone aspiring to eat less meat will savor this totally vegetarian food.
- Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War, by Douglas Brinkley.
Historian Douglas Brinkley gives his account of John Kerry's experiences during the Vietnam War including his commanded two Swift boat crews on river patrols and earning a Bronze Star, a Silver Star and three Purple Hearts.
- Tower of Babel,
adapted by Alison Greengard.
The story of the Tower of Babel is the story of how the various languages spoken by man were created, and how the vast number of civilizations that exist today were created. This adaptation of the story is geared toward young readers.
- Trader of Secrets, by Steve Martini.
Paul Madriani is embroiled in a case that involves an angry killer who will stop at nothing short of vengeance, along with two missing NASA scientists who are holding secrets that a government desperately wants to purchase...
- Trafalgar: The Men, The Battle, The Storm, by Tim Clayton & Phil Craig.
A rousing account of the Battle of Trafalgar and the men and ships that saw action during this bloody sea battle that turned the tide of the Napoleonic wars in favor of the British.
- The Traitor, by Stephen Coonts.
CIA Agent Tommy Carmellini, aided by Jake Grafton, must uncover the truth behind why a high ranking French intelligence agent is secretly funneling money to the Bank of Palestine.
- Traitor to Memory, A, by Elizabeth George.
In this, the eleventh Lynley & Havers mystery, the nimble detectives must discern who killed Eugenie Davies, and what role their boss, Superintendent Malcolm Webberly, might have played in the matter.
- The Traveler, by John Twelve Hawks.
The Travelers and their protectors, the Harlequins, battle the Tabula, a secret organization bent on establishing a perfectly controlled populace.
- Traveling Light, by Max Lucado.
Max Lucado uses the 23rd Psalm to show you how to lighten the load of your spiritual baggage.
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith.
A classic coming-of-age story about a young girl, the daughter of immigrants, growing up in the slums of Brooklyn from 1912 through 1919.
- Triangle - The Fire That Changed America, by David Von Drehle.
This history of fire at the Triangle Waist Company is more than just a story about the horrific effects of fire - it is also a story about sweatshops and work place safety, or the lack thereof. It is also a story about the American labor movement, political corruption, greed, and most important, it is the story of the people who worked, and died, at the Triangle factory.
- Tribulation Force, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.
This, the second volume in the Left Behind series primarily concerns the formation of the Tribulation Force, a task force to study and prepare for the coming tribulations, and Nicolae's tightening control over the world.
- Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief, by James M. McPherson.
A compelling account of Lincoln's role as a military leader, and the unprecedented political, constitutional, and moral issues that he had to deal with during the American Civil War.
- Tristan Betrayal, The, by Robert Ludlum.
The outcome of World War II may well rest upon the shoulders of one man, Stephen Metcalfe, whose has undertaken the task of trying to force Hitler to invade the Soviet Union, in order to force the Soviets onto the Allied side.
- Trouble With Tycho, The, by Clifford D. Simak.
Several lunar expeditions to the crater called Tycho were made, but no one ever survived to tell the world what they discovered there. And no one with any sense would ever try to find out what happened, least they too meet the same fate as everyone else who had ever gone into Tycho. So why then, does Chris Jackson, an otherwise level headed prospector, agree to enter this forbidding area, and what does he hope to find there....
- True Believer, by Nicholas Sparks.
Science journalist Jeremy Marsh travels to Boone Creek, North Carolina to investigate mysterious lights that appear in the local cemetery.
- True Blue, by David Baldacci.
Mason "Mace" Perry was a firebrand cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything. Now she's back on the outside and focused on one mission: to be a cop once more.
- True Detectives, by Jonathan Kellerman.
A police officer who was involved in a disappearance case for over a year, discovers that his brother, a private detective, is also on the case. The two brothers, unable to get along, work separately to search for the missing woman. They discover murders and other crimes and a wide assortment of interesting and unusual characters.
- True Stories of C.S.I., by Katherine Ramsland.
The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Popular TV Show. Twenty-five C.S.I episodes and the real life crimes that inspired them, are chronicled in this gripping book.
- Trumps of Doom, by Roger Zelazny.
The sixth book in the Chronicles of Amber, in which the series protagonist changes from Prince Corwin, to his son, Merlin. Every year, on April 30th, someone tries to kill Merlin. Can he find out who is behind the attacks, and stop them, before they succeed?
- The Truth, by Terry Pratchett.
This is the 25th Discworld novel, and it takes a satirical look at the world of journalism as it follows the adventures of William de Worde as he sets up the first newspaper in Ankh-Morpork.
- Tsar, by Ted Bell.
Hawke is once again called to duty to save the world, this time to stop a megalomaniac who wants to become the new Tsar of Russia, and to take over control of the world - by any means necessary. This is the fifth book in the thrilling Lord Alexander Hawke spy series.
- The Tudor Secret, by Christopher Gortner.
When the foundling, Brendan Prescott is brought to court to be a squire to one of Lord Dudley's sons, he soon finds himself caught up in a deadly game of espionage that finds him working for Princess Elizabeth, and against the Dudleys.
- Turkish Gambit, by Boris Akunin.
On the front lines during the Russo-Turkish war, a reluctant Detective Fandorin finds himself hunting for a spy in this, the second installment in the Erast Fandorin series.
- Twilight: Losing Sight, Gaining Insight, by Henry Grunwald.
In 128 pages, Twilight covers a lot of history, reflection and guidance about living with age-related macular degeneration. The writing of it, which grew out of a New Yorker article, is poetry.
- Twisted Root, The, by Anne Perry.
Set in Victorian England, this is a William Monk and Hester Latterly mystery in which the newly married duo track down a young woman who choose to disappear, rather then enter into what appears, to all around her, an ideal marriage.
- Two Little Girls in Blue, by Mary Higgins Clark.
After kidnapping three-year-old twins for an $8 million ransom, one of the kidnappers decides to keep one of the girls and leaves a note saying that she had been killed.
- Two Towers, The, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Being the second part of The Lord of the Rings, which follows the adventures of the various Companions of the Ring as the forces of darkness gather against the forces of good.
- Tyburn - London's Fatal Tree, by Alan Brooke & David Brandon.
An eye-opening, and thought-provoking study of Tyburn, where over a nearly 600-year period, more than 50,000 condemned prisoners were publicly hanged.
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