Book Reviews
Richard A. Di Dio

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Real-life tale of the theft, dramatic recovery of 'The Scream'

The Rescue Artist
A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece

HarperCollins. 288 pp. $25.95

Philadelphia Inquirer
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005

Memories are made of this: Reading is the magic in Eco's new novel

The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

Translated by Geoffrey Brock
Harcoourt. 480 pp. $27.00

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sunday, July 31, 2005

Confidante writes of the Jimi she knew

Jimi Hendrix
The Man - The Magic - The Truth

HarperCollins. 352 pp. $24.95

Philadelphia Inquirer
Wednesday, May 11, 2005

'Intellectual Morons' a guide flawed by personal invective

Intellectual Morons
How Ideology Makes Smart People Fall for Stupid Ideas

Crown Forum 304 pp. $25.95

Philadelphia Inquirer
Monday, December 13, 2004

When electric light was a scary idea

Dark Light
Electricity and Anxiety From the Telegraph to the X-Ray

Harcourt. 368 pp. $25

Philadelphia Inquirer
Monday, August 16, 2004

'Shadow' Illuminates Power of Words

The Shadow of the Wind

Translated by Lucia Graves
Penguin Press 487 pp. $24.95

Philadelphia Inquirer
Sunday, July 19th, 2004

High jinks are back in life of Monty

The Pythons Autobiography

Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's. 359 pp. $60

Philadelphia Inquirer
Tuesday, December 30th, 2003

Travel writer Bill Bryson conducts engaging tour of 'nearly everything'

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Broadway. 544 pp. $27.50

Philadelphia Inquirer
Sunday, August 31st, 2003

How the everyday objects that we use have transformed us

Our Own Devices
The Past and Future of Body Technology

Knopf. 314 pp. $26

Philadelphia Inquirer
Sunday, June 8th, 2003

The surveyor's chain and America

Measuring America
How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy

Walker. 310 pp. $26

Philadelphia Inquirer
Sunday, November 24th, 2002

The scientist-tycoon whose work on radar helped win WWII

Tuxedo Park
A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science
That Changed the Course of World War II

Simon & Schuster. 330 pp. $26

Philadelphia Inquirer
Sunday, July 21st, 2002