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Stories by Juris Jurjevics

The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. Scholastic, 2007, 533 pages (300 illustrated), for ages 9 and up, $22.95 FROM THE JACKET COPY: A young orphaned boy lives secretly in the main railroad station ...

The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World

The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World by Lynne McTaggart. Free Press/Simon and Schuster, 2007, 288 pages, $26. FROM THE BOOK JACKET: The Intention Experiment builds on the discoveries ...

Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease

Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease by Dr. Sharon Moalem, with Jonathan Prince. William Morrow, 2007, 267 pages, $25.95 FROM THE BOOK JACKET: A fresh and engaging examination of ...

Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy

Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy by Barbara Ehrenreich. Metropolitan Books, 2006, 320 pages, $26. FROM THE DUST JACKET: It has been so suppressed that we lack even a convenient phrase for ...

Hairstyles of the Damned

Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno. Punk Planet Books (an imprint of Akashic Books), 2004, 270 pages, $13.95 FROM THE COVER: The riotous exploits of a Catholic school malcontent and a punk rock girl ...

¬°Baja!: Cooking on the Edge

Baja! Cooking on the Edge by Deborah M. Schneider. Photographs by Maren Caruso. Rodale, 2006, 274 pages, $27.95 FROM THE DUST JACKET: Chef Deborah Schneider first saw Baja in the '80s and fell in love ...

AK-47: The Weapon That Changed the Face of War

AK-47: The Weapon that Changed the Face of War by Larry Kahaner John Wiley & Sons, 2006, 258 pages, $25.95 FROM THE DUST JACKET: You see it every day, in the media, in the hands ...

Building Red America: The New Conservative Coalition and the Drive for Permanent Power

Building Red America: The New Conservative Coalition and the Drive For Permanent Power FROM THE BOOK JACKET: A powerful and disturbing examination of American politics and how the Republican Party gained the upper hand in ...

The One From the Other: A Bernie Gunther Novel

The One from the Other: A Bernie Gunther Novel FROM THE DUST JACKET: Fifteen years ago author Philip Kerr created the character of Bernie Gunther, a German detective in Nazi Germany. In quick succession, he ...

Water for Elephants: A Novel

Water for Elephants: A Novel FROM THE DUST JACKET: Ninety-three year old Jacob Jankowski remembers himself tossed by fate onto a rickety train that is the home to the Benzini Brothers circus in the early ...

Beyond Chinatown: The Metropolitan Water District, Growth and the Environment in Southern California

Beyond Chinatown: The Metropolitan Water District, Growth, and the Environment in Southern California FROM THE PUBLISHER: As urban growth outstrips water supplies, how can the global challenge of providing water be met? Mixing history and ...

Wizard 6: A Combat Psychiatrist in Vietnam

Wizard 6: A Combat Psychiatrist in Vietnam (Texas A & M University Military History Series, 104) FROM THE JACKET: In 1969, six psychiatrists were assigned to combat divisions in Vietnam. Captain Douglas Bey, "Wizard 6," ...

Replaceable You: Engineering the Body in Postwar America

Replaceable You: Engineering the Body in Postwar America by David Serlin. University of Chicago Press, 2004, $25, 244 pages FROM THE DUST JACKET: After World War II, the U.S. underwent a massive cultural transformation that ...

Art Czar: The Rise and Fall of Clement Greenberg

Art Czar: The Rise and Fall of Clement Greenberg by Alice Goldfarb Marquis. MFA Publications, 2006, $35, 321 pages. FROM THE DUST JACKET: Clement Greenberg dominated the American art scene and is still considered the ...

Birdmen, Batmen and Skyflyers: Wingsuits and the Pioneers Who Flew in Them, Fell in Them, and Perfected Them

Birdmen, Batmen, and Skyflyers: Wingsuits and the Pioneers Who Flew in Them, Fell in Them, and Perfected Them by Michael Abrams. Harmony Books, 2006, $23.95, 304 pages. FROM THE DUST JACKET: Theirs is the world's ...

Standing Eight: The Inspiring Story of Jesus "El Matador" Chavez, Who Became Lightweight Champion of the World

Standing Eight: The Inspiring Story of Jesus "El Matador" Chavez, Who Became Lightweight Champion of the World by Adam Pitluk. Da Capo, 2006, $24.95, 248 pages. FROM THE DUST JACKET: Standing Eight is a riveting ...

The Few and the Proud: Marine Corps Drill Instructors in Their Own Words

The Few and the Proud: Marine Corps Drill Instructors in Their Own Words by Larry Smith. W.W. Norton, 2006, $26.95, 325 pages. FROM THE DUST JACKET: The Few and the Proud examines how Marines are ...

The Hard Way: A Jack Reacher Novel

The Hard Way (Jack Reacher Novels) by Lee Child. Delacorte, 2006, $25, 371 pages. FROM THE DUST JACKET: Former MP Jack Reacher was alone, the way he liked it, soaking up the hot, electric New ...

No Good Deed: A Shocking True Story of Jealousy, Rage, and Murder

No Good Deed by Tom Basinski. Berkley True Crime, 2006, $7.99, 293 pages. FROM THE DUST JACKET: Two days before Christmas in 1998, David Stevens's Chrysler LeBaron exploded into flames in the upscale California neighborhood ...

Red Weather

Red Weather by Pauls Toutonghi. Shaye Areheart Books, 2006, $23, 246 pages. Yuri Balodis, the hero of Red Weather is an exile from a country he's never seen. He's never been there, yet it dominates ...

Horse: How the Horse Has Shaped Civilization

Horse: How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations by J. Edward Chamberlain. BlueBridge, 2006; $24.95; 288 pages, including 25 black and white illustrations. FROM THE DUST JACKET: Ever since the dawn of human history, horses have ...

Planet of Slums

Interview with genius under a perfect sun.

San Diegan Mike Davis, author of eight nonfiction books and Planet of Slums, the ninth, comes on the line, voice weak from recent pneumonia. We launch in. "You were educated...?" "I went to UCLA. I ...

Jittery Scenario in the Big Apple

For many years New York led the nation in crime. We boasted the highest rates of serious felonies. Toronto would record 30 homicides a year; New York, 2000. Public buildings looked like something creepy out ...

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