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Stories by Juris Jurjevics

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 ...

November 16, 2006
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 ...

November 2, 2006
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," ...

October 12, 2006
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 ...

September 21, 2006
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 ...

September 7, 2006
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 ...

August 17, 2006
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 ...

July 27, 2006
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 ...

July 6, 2006
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 ...

June 22, 2006
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 ...

June 15, 2006
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 ...

June 1, 2006
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 ...

May 18, 2006
Mike Davis' Planet of Slums

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 ...

April 6, 2006
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 ...

March 27, 2003

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