Index of Book Reviews
Titles - W
This is an alphabetical list of all the book
reviews, with titles starting with the letter
W, located on LPR.
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- Wages of Sin, by Stephen Coonts.
Jake Grafton has retired, and it falls upon Tommy Carmellini, Grafton's long time friend and cohort to uncover the truth behind a horrific massacre that decimated a CIA safe house and which left an important KGB defector dead.
- War Books on CD - History, Fiction, & Theory, Compiled by Richard Seltzer
The full text of 283 books on warfare; including histories, fiction, and military theory. CD
- War of the Gods, by Poul Anderson.
In this novel, Anderson retells the legends surrounding Hadding Gramsson, the legendary Viking king. More than just a mere man, Norse legends hold that Hadding was infused with the spirit of Njord. A member of the Norse pantheon, Njord was a member of the Vanir and he was worshiped as the god of the wind and the sea.
- The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells.
This ground breaking science fiction story was originally published in 1898. It chronicles the events surrounding the Martian invasion of England, and one man's struggle to survive and help defeat this deadly foe.
- The War Within, by Carol Matas.
On December 17, 1862 Major General Ulysses S. Grant ordered the expulsion of all Jews out of the territory under his command. This order forced Hannah Green and her family to flee from their home and make the hazardous journey out of Grant's territory. This novel of the Civil War follows Hannah as she experiences discrimination for the first time in her life, and shows how her experiences change her attitudes toward slavery, and the war.
- Way of the Peaceful Warrior, by Dan Millman.
Despite his success, college student and world-champion athlete Dan Millman is haunted by a feeling that something is missing from his life. Awakened one night by dark dreams, he wanders into an all-night gas station, meets an old man named Socrates, and his world is changed forever.
- The Way, the Truth, and the Lies, by Rev. Roy A. Teel Jr.
Reverend Roy A. Teel Jr. answers questions from the New Testament Gospels about the life and message of Jesus.
- We, by Eugene Zamiatin.
We is the archetype of the modern dystopian novel. It is a story set well into the future, in a world where the state takes care of all the needs of its citizens, and in return the citizens live complacent and productive lives - that is until a group of dissidents begin to disrupt the state's stability.
- Webster's New Explorer Large Print Dictionary
With over 40,000 entries, this is an excellent basic dictionary.
- Webster's New World Large Print Dictionary
Featuring over 35,000 entries, this large print dictionary's small size makes it portable and it carries the Seal of Approval of N.A.V.H.
- Welcome, Chaos, by Kate Wilhelm.
What would you do if you had access to a drug that killed half the people who took it, but conferred near immortality upon those that survived - but this immortality came with a price - sterility? This is the question faced by Lyle Taney, who finds, against her will, that she holds humanity's future in her hands.
- The Well-Mannered Assassin, By Aline, Countess of Romanones
Rich, beautiful, a wife, and a grandmother, Aline, a real life spy spins a riveting tale based upon her real life brush with Carlos the Jackal.
- The Well of Lost Plots, By Jasper Fforde.
In book three of the Thursday Next saga, we find Thursday taking a much needed vacation break in the unpublished book, Caversham Heights. She is still trying to have her husband unkilled, which is the least of her problems. Not only does she have to battle morning sickness, but someone is killing off Jurisfiction officers. Can Thursday stop the killer? Or will she be the next victim?
- What Came Before He Shot Her, by Elizabeth George.
In this chilling sequel to With No One as Witness, George dissects that anatomy of a murderer, focusing soley on the events in the life of 11-year-old Joel Campbell that lead to his gunning down Inspector Lynley's wife.
- What the Night Knows, by Dean Koontz.
Alton Turner Blackwood murdered Calvino's parents and sister, and now someone is recreating his crimes. Worst of all, Homicide detective John Calvino is certain that his wife and three children are in mortal danger.
- When BAD Grammar Happens to GOOD People, by Ann Batko.
Starting with a pretest that will help you identify problem areas, this book points out common grammar mistakes, and offers tips on how to avoid making them in both your spoken and written endeavors.
- When Character was King, by Peggy Noonan.
The biography and personal recollections of Ronald Reagan by his former special assistant.
- When Dickens Was News - Classic Magazines, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of hundreds of issues of various Victorian era magazines, including The Strand, The Atlantic Monthly, Punch, and the Mirror of Literature, all on one CD and in plain text format.
- When I Grow Up, I Want to Be a Writer, by Cynthia MacGregor.
Finally, a book for the budding wordsmith! Filled with entertaining anecdotes, practical tips, and useful exercises, this book encourages children to sharpen their pencils, satisfy their creative urges, and strengthen their communication skills.
- When I Lived in Modern Times, by Linda Grant.
When Evelyn Sert's mother died, shortly after the end of World War II, she moved from England to Palestine in order to have a new start at life. Although this story follows Evelyn throughout her life, a major portion of this intriguing book focuses on Evelyn's adventures in Palestine during the late 1940's.
- When Red is Black, by Qiu Xiaolong.
A police procedural set in Modern Shanghai finds Chief Inspector Chen Cao and Detective Yu Guangming investigating the death of the novelist, and political dissident, Yin Lige.
- When the Emperor Was Divine, by Julie Otsuka.
A moving story about one Japanese American family's trials as they are forced to move into an internment camp, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
- When This Bloody War is Over, by Max Arthur.
Historically annotated lyrics to nearly 100 songs from World War I.
- Which Witch?, by Eva Ibbotson.
Belladonna loves Arriman the Awful, the evil Wizard of the North. For his part, Arriman is anxious to get married. The problem his, he wants a wife who is a powerful witch who can perform vile acts of magic. While Belladonna is a witch, she's a white witch and she is unable to conjure anything more vile than a cute bunny. In short, Belladonna has a problem...
- The Whispering Gallery, by Mark Sanderson.
London: 1937. When a man falls from a gallery in St. Paul's and lands on a priest, is it suicide or murder? When somebody starts mailing body parts to the Daily News does this mean that a serial killer is on the loose? As the questions pile up, Johnny Steadman will risk both life and limb to find the answers.
- Whiteout, by Ken Follett.
This chilling story features the intersection of industrial espionage, bioterrorism, and greed with a deadly Ebola-like virus called Madoba-2. Can Toni Gallo, an ex-cop turned security director at a bio-tech firm, prevent the 'bad guys' from stealing, and releasing, this deadly plague?
- Who killed Falstaff?, by T. R. Burch.
This is a fast paced and intriguing mystery staring Olive Gill as the indomitable busy body who is out to solve a murder of Joe Murphy, an actor who was killed while playing the role of Falstaff.
- Who's Looking Out for You?, by Bill O'Reilly
OíReilly's bestselling take on the problems facing Americans, whose at fault, and what can be done to 'fix' things.
- Wide Horizons, by Peter Macdonald.
This thrilling tale of adventure and daring is set in 1956, against the backdrop of fighting terrorists in Cyprus and the fight over the Suez Canal.
- The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd, by D. H. Lawrence.
Originally published in 1914, this is a scanned and bound copy of The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd, made from the copy found in the Cornell University Library's own collection.
- Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul, by John Eldredge.
Eldredge challenges Christian men to embrace their masculinity.
- Wild Fire, by Nelson DeMille.
When a Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent goes missing, it falls upon Detective John Corey and his wife, FBI Agent Kate Mayfield to uncover the truth. What they find turns even these hardened agents cold - a plot to destroy American cities with nuclear devices...
- Wildcard, by Ken McClure.
Tasked with investigating a possible Ebola outbreak, Sci-Med investigator Steven Dunbar discovers that this is more than just a horrific outbreak. Wildcards, people unrelated to the primary case, begin dying throughout England. It is up to Dunbar to discover how all these wildcards are related and to stop the epidemic before all of England is consumed.
- The Winter Queen, by Boris Akunin.
The first installment in Akunin's acclaimed mystery series featuring the Russian detective, Erast Fandorin. In this installment he uncovers an international conspiracy while investigating the apparent suicide of a wealthy student.
- The Winter Soldiers: Sergeant 'Fancy Jack' Crossman and the attack on Kertch Harbour, by Garry Douglas Kilworth.
A rousing adventure tale about a team of British and allied special force's operatives who go behind the Russian lines, during the Crimean War, to carrying out acts of sabotage, and more...
- The Wiser Side of 60, by Bob August.
An Interesting, Humorous and Insightful Look at Growing Older and Becoming Wiser.
- Wishes for One More Day
, by Melanie Joy Pastor.
When Poppy dies, Anna and Joey must come to terms with their Grandfather's death, which they do by creating a book of wishes. A picture story book that will help children, and adults, deal with the death of a loved one.
- Witch Child, by Celia Rees.
The story of a young girl who flees to America after her grandmother is hung as a witch. Living with a group of Puritans, she tries to blend in, with little luck.
- With No One As Witness, by Elizabeth George.
Lynley and Havers are back with Detective Sergeant Winston Nkata in the hunt for a serial killer who has murdered four youths.
- With Wings of Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain, by Michael Korda.
This is a popular history of the Battle of Britain, which presents a chronological account of the battle, along with details about the men and machines, from both sides of the conflict.
- Without Fail, by Lee Child.
Jack Reacher has been hired to "pretend" to assassinate the Vice President Elect in order for his protection team to make sure that they have all their bases covered. Trouble is, there is someone, besides Jack, trying to kill the VP - and he's not pretending...
- Wolfling, by Gordon R. Dickson.
A long, long time ago, Earth was part of a great Empire. So large was the Empire that over time, the Earth was forgotten. That is, at least, until the Earthling rediscovered the Empire. Now it is Jim Keil's job to discover if Earth is really a lost member of the Empire, and if so, why they were forgotten in the first place.
- Women Sailors & Sailors' Women, by David Cordingly.
In this marvelously written history, Cordingly recounts the tales of the women who served as sailors on a variety of British and American sailing vessels, and the handful of women who became pirates. He also looks at the women who went to sea with their husbands and lovers, as well as the women who waited on shore. This unique maritime history also takes into account the numerous women who served as lighthouse keepers, as well as the myths surrounding mermaids and sirens.
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum.
Follow the adventures of Dorothy and her friends as they journey to the City of Emeralds and to meet the Great Wizard, Oz, who sets them on an even more dangerous quest.
- World History and Literature - From the Middle Ages through the 18th Century, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
Four interrelated CD's containing hundreds of books written in, or related to, specific periods in World History - the Medieval / Renaissance period, the 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries.
- The World Is Flat, by Thomas L. Friedman.
New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman explains the leveling of the playing field of nations and institutions due to globalization and what this means for the future.
- World Literature, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
This collection contains over 470 books, from around the world, on one CD.
- World War One: A Short History, by Norman Stone.
A brief, yet a succinct overview of World War One, as well as its causes and consequences. Ideal for use as a brief introduction on the subject or as part of a general survey course on World War One, 20th Century World, or European history.
- Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination, by Lee Clarke.
How are disasters represented in the public's imagination? Why do some disasters, such as the sinking of the Titanic, resonate with people and remain 'popular' long after the event happened, while similar events are ignored? These, and more questions about how people think about, and react to, disasters, are discussed in this thought-provoking book.
- Worth Dying For, by Lee Child.
Thereís deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska . . . and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But itís the unsolved case of a missing child, already decades-old, that Reacher canít let go.
- Writing Fiction for Dummies, by Randy Ingermanson and Peter Economy.
A handy reference book that will walk you step-by-step from novice writer to published novelist.
- Writing for Social Scientists, by Howard S. Becker.
How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article. Writing for Social Scientists has become a lifesaver for writers in all fields, from beginning students to published authors. Becker's message is clear; in order to learn how to write, take a deep breath and then begin writing. Revise. Repeat.
- Writing Nonfiction - Turning Thoughts into Books, by Dan Poynter.
This is not a how-to-write book. Rather, this is a marketing book that will help you select a topic, gather your information, and organize it into a readable, and saleable commodity.
- Writing the Mystery - A Start-to-Finish Guide for Both Novice and Professional, by G. Miki Hayden.
A step-by-step guide that intuitively takes you through the process of writing a mystery, and getting your short story or novel published. Includes a selection of interviews with renowned mystery writers.
- The Writing Workshop Note Book, by Alan Ziegler.
Notes on Creating and Workshopping: a book on making, remaking, and remarking on writing.
- Writing Your Life Story, by Michael Oke.
How to Record and Present Your Memories for Friends and Family to Enjoy.
- Written on the Wind, by Judith Pella.
Set against the backdrop of World War II, Book 1 in the Daughters of Fortune series, introduces the three daughters of Keagan Hayes - reporter Cameron, party-girl Blair, and college student, Jackie.
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