Search Results: "MAPP Editions"


BOOK REVIEW

TITANIC CALLING by MAPP Editions
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 6, 2012

"For Titanic completists and old-school wireless buffs, a thing of much interest. Others, though, will find the app overly narrow in scope."
Dispatches from the fated luxury liner, swallowed by the icy waves a century ago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"This excellent, thoughtful book will focus readers on the Constitution and how it continues to protect Americans' rights. (b&w photos, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
In the Landmark Supreme Court Cases series, a clear, concise look at the rather difficult legal concept known as the exclusionary rule in law. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2012

"Not every reader will share Clara's strong affinity for fashion, but there's no denying the beauty of the showcased. (iPad storybook app. 4-12)"
What begins as a simple story about a girl trying to restore her grandmother's torn hat becomes an unexpectedly detailed look at fashion treasures from a famous British museum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"An engrossing biography that pays full tribute to Jefferson's personal genius and political achievements. (B&w illustrations—not seen.)"
Following his earlier Thomas Jefferson: A Strange Case of Mistaken Identity (1989—not reviewed), Old Dominion professor Mapp offers a graceful, admiring assessment of the great democrat as President and as the aged but still intellectually vital ``Sage of Monticello.'' As President, Jefferson eased people's fears about the radical tendencies of his Democratic-Republican Party by ``taking things by the smooth handle.'' Mapp takes sharp issue with such Jefferson critics as Henry Adams and Theodore Roosevelt, who depicted the Virginian as both a hypocrite who violated his ``strict constructionist'' principles while in office and as a pacifist who left the nation woefully unprepared for the War of 1812. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Decoding Bible Messages by John A. Mapp Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2015

"A useful manual for Christians seeking to find the roots of their faith in Jewish Scripture."
In his nonfiction debut, Mapp tracks down and explicates threads of Christian prophecy in the Scriptures, operating under the familiar religious assumption that, as he puts it, "The entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is about Him." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGICAL FILM PROJECTIONS by Insight Editions
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Not even a 'Lumos' spell can rescue this flop. (Novelty. 6-8)"
Shining light through acetate windows brings six Wizarding World creatures, from Dobby the house-elf to Swooping Evil, to any darkened wall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY PEAR by Stephane  Kiehl
illustrated by Stephane Kiehl, developed by e-Toiles Editions
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2012

"A playful game of matching and silly mismatching. Children will probably figure out how to use this faster than their parents. (iPad bestiary app. 1-3)"
Very simple graphics on two sliding layers give precocious toddlers a chance to assemble a huge menagerie of animal variants and even to create new species. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THROWAWAY GIRL by David Heinzman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 2011

"A tale that hurtles to its depressingly predictable conclusion with impressively baleful force."
A closer look into the drowning of an heiress who worked with Chicago's most endangered residents shows private investigator Augustine Flood a side of the city, and of human nature, even he's never seen before. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHARM STONE by Lillian Stewart Carl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 2009

"Though Carl (The Burning Glass, 2007, etc.) could have pruned this installment, she manages to tie up the loose ends, renew Jean and Alasdair's shaky relationship and describe Williamsburg in a manner that will delight former visitors and intrigue those who have never been there."
Historic Williamsburg has been the scene of many provocative acts of violence. The latest isn't a reenactment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POPPIN PRINCESS by Leïla Brient
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 11, 2013

"Perhaps it's not for everyone, but there's a lot to admire. For adults and kids who find it funny, it will be a total gas. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An unusual princess from a faraway land breaks barriers (and wind) in a gorgeously illustrated and humorous fairy tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGEL’S FLIGHT by Alice Duncan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2009

"The solution is telegraphed early on, but the plucky heroine and her tough-guy boss work well together in an amusing period piece reminiscent of old Hollywood."
A rebellious upper-class Bostonian and an ex-cop gone private make for a volatile investigative team, especially in 1926. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY OWN WORST ENEMY by Brandon Hebert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 9, 2009

"Hebert doesn't have Elmore Leonard's lazy humor, or his effortless way of making every clipped sentence snap and sing. But he's already got something of Leonard's talent for kicking lowlifes into a breakneck pace, and he doesn't mind killing off minor characters to make a point. An author to watch."
Everyone's getting squeezed in Hebert's fast, slick debut thriller. Read full book review >