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Douglas Preston

Autor(a) de Relic

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About the Author

Douglas Jerome Preston was born on May 20, 1956 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received a B.A. in English literature from Pomona College in 1978. His career began at the American Museum of Natural History, where he worked as an editor and writer from 1978 to 1985. He also was a lecturer in English mostrar mais at Princeton University. He became a full-time writer of both fiction and nonfiction books in 1986. Many of his fiction works are co-written with Lincoln Child including Relic, Riptide, Thunderhead, The Wheel of Darkness, Cemetery Dance, and Gideon's Corpse. His nonfiction works include Dinosaurs in the Attic; Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest in Pursuit of Coronado; Talking to the Ground; and The Royal Road. He has written for numerous magazines including The New Yorker; Natural History; Harper's; Smithsonian; National Geographic; and Travel and Leisure. He became a New York Times Best Selling author with his titles Two Graves and Crimson Shores which he co-wrote with Lincoln Child, and his titles White Fire, The Lost Island Blue Labyrinth and The Lost City of the Monkey God. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) This author is Douglas Preston. DO NOT COMBINE THIS PAGE WITH ANY JOINT PAGES OF DOUGLAS PRESTON AND LINCOLN CHILD Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are two different people, who have written books collaboratively and separately. Their author pages should not be combined with each other, or with any of the variants using both their names. Please see "Who Should/Shouldn't Get combined" on the Author wiki page. Thank you.

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Obras por Douglas Preston

Relic (1995) 5,250 exemplares
The Cabinet of Curiosities (2002) 4,016 exemplares
Reliquary (1997) 3,593 exemplares
The Book of the Dead (2006) 3,515 exemplares
Brimstone (2004) 3,390 exemplares
The Wheel Of Darkness (2007) 3,095 exemplares
Dance of Death (2005) 3,058 exemplares
Still Life with Crows (2003) 3,034 exemplares
The Monster of Florence (2008) 2,605 exemplares
Cemetery Dance (2009) 2,360 exemplares
Thunderhead (1999) 2,246 exemplares
Fever Dream (2010) 2,219 exemplares
Riptide (1998) 2,146 exemplares
Tyrannosaur Canyon (2005) 2,076 exemplares
The Codex (2003) 2,071 exemplares
The Ice Limit (2000) 1,958 exemplares
Mount Dragon (1996) 1,726 exemplares
Blasphemy (2008) 1,630 exemplares
Cold Vengeance (2011) 1,568 exemplares
Two Graves (2012) 1,510 exemplares
Gideon's Sword (2011) 1,402 exemplares
White Fire (2013) 1,397 exemplares
Impact (2010) 1,325 exemplares
Blue Labyrinth (2014) 1,229 exemplares
Crimson Shore (2015) 1,086 exemplares
Gideon's Corpse (2012) 908 exemplares
The Obsidian Chamber (2016) 901 exemplares
City of Endless Night (2018) 873 exemplares
The Lost Island (2014) 814 exemplares
Old Bones (2019) — Autor — 773 exemplares
Verses for the Dead (2018) 747 exemplares
Beyond the Ice Limit (2016) 595 exemplares
Crooked River (2020) 581 exemplares
The Kraken Project (2014) 515 exemplares
Bloodless (2021) 515 exemplares
The Scorpion's Tail (2021) 509 exemplares
The Pharoah Key (2018) 492 exemplares
Diablo Mesa (2022) 350 exemplares
The Cabinet of Dr. Leng (2023) 323 exemplares
Extraction (2012) 277 exemplares
Jennie (1994) 215 exemplares
Dead Mountain (2023) 185 exemplares
Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (2022) — Editor; Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
The Lost Tomb (2023) 80 exemplares
Extinction: A Novel (2023) 15 exemplares
The Forgotten Killer (2014) 15 exemplares
Headhunt - Feldzug der Rache (2018) 7 exemplares
Riptide [abridged audiobook] (1998) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Le Cabinet du Dr Leng (2023) 2 exemplares
O ‰vÂirus do apocalipse (2013) 2 exemplares
L'antre du diable (2022) 2 exemplares
La costa cremisi (2016) 1 exemplar
Il fiume del male (2023) 1 exemplar
Strangers 1 exemplar
Desperation 1 exemplar
A sötétség kereke (2008) 1 exemplar
Monsieur Bertin 1 exemplar
Nel fuoco 1 exemplar
Kirjavaliot (2007) 1 exemplar
L'uomo che scrive ai morti (2020) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night (2006) — Contribuidor — 756 exemplares
FaceOff (2014) — Contribuidor — 501 exemplares
The Big Book of Adventure Stories (2011) — Prefácio — 112 exemplares
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020 (2021) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
In Search of Ice Age Americans (2002) — Prefácio — 27 exemplares
National Geographic Magazine 2015 v228 #4 October (2015) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Reader's Digest Select Editions 1998 v06 #240 (1998) — Autor — 9 exemplares
Válogatott könyvek (2000) 4 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Preston, Douglas J.
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Locais de residência
Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
New York, New York, USA
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Round Pond, Maine, USA
Pomona College
Cambridge School of Weston
manager of publications
research associate
School of American Research (Boardmember)
Preston, Richard (brother)
Dickinson, Emily (Ancestor)
American Museum of Natural History
The Atlantic Monthly
The New Yorker
Laboratory of Anthropology (Santa Fe)
PEN New Mexico
Eric Simonoff (Janklow & Nesbit Associates)
Matthew Snyder

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Douglas Preston is the author of thirty-five books, both fiction and nonfiction, twenty-two of which have been New York Times bestsellers, with several reaching the number 1 position. He has worked as an editor at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and taught nonfiction writing at Princeton University. His first novel, RELIC, co-authored with Lincoln Child, was made into a movie by Paramount Pictures, which launched the famed Pendergast series of novels. His recent nonfiction book, THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE, is also in production as a film. His latest book, THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD, tells the true story of the discovery of a prehistoric city in an unexplored valley deep in the Honduran jungle. In addition to books, Preston writes about archaeology and paleontology for the New Yorker, National Geographic, and Smithsonian. He is past co-president of International Thriller Writers and serves on the board of the Authors Guild. He is the recipient of numerous writing awards in the US and Europe, including an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Pomona College.
Nota de desambiguação
This author is Douglas Preston. DO NOT COMBINE THIS PAGE WITH ANY JOINT PAGES OF DOUGLAS PRESTON AND LINCOLN CHILD Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are two different people, who have written books collaboratively and separately. Their author pages should not be combined with each other, or with any of the variants using both their names. Please see "Who Should/Shouldn't Get combined" on the Author wiki page. Thank you.



I liked the premise of this book. 30 different authors contributed to people telling stories on the roof of an apartment building in NYC during the initial days of the pandemic. The profits from the book are for the benefit of the Authors Guild of America. At some points the stories dragged for me but as I finished a chapter I consulted the back of the book to see who wrote. It almost always made sense!
kayanelson | 4 outras críticas | Feb 29, 2024 |
The Lost Tomb is a very interesting book composed of several real life unsolved murders concluding with the find of a lifetime. Douglas Preston has gotten to live a fascinating life in having the opportunity to visit and research with the most highly acclaimed people in various locations. It is the type of book that works very well as an audiobook. This book is highly recommended and sure to impress and teach the reader about situations that he/she never knew. Four stars were given to this review.… (mais)
lbswiener | 5 outras críticas | Feb 27, 2024 |
Created by The Authors Guild for their foundation funding the book is collectively written by 36 American and Canadian authors whose work spans a variety of literary genres. This isn't a cohesive story unless the parameter is coping with the shutdown. Worth the read for a modern example of a “frame” narrative, for anyone that loves stories and storytelling.
MM_Jones | 4 outras críticas | Feb 26, 2024 |
I wanted to love this book, as I am a lover of true crime. But I didn't. It was likeable to a point, but about midway through it became an effort to read. This is the story of a serial killer in Florence in the 1970's-1980's. It's really more about the bungling antics and corruption of the Italian police than the actual killer. Really, it is not surprising that the killer was never found what with evidence being switched, politicians inserting themselves into the investigation, etc. It made me think of the Amanda Knox goings on in the early 2000's. Even the author was arrested (and then released) as a possible accomplice in these murders, although he didn't live there when they began! A convoluted mess that I'm sure will never be solved at this late date. It is sad that there seems to be no justice for the victims' families or the perpetrators. I took a BB for this book from Tanya. I listened to this on audio, 9 hours 47 minutes.… (mais)
Tess_W | 107 outras críticas | Feb 24, 2024 |



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