Search Results: "Aaron Hirsh"


BOOK REVIEW

TELLING OUR WAY TO THE SEA by Aaron Hirsh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A mixed bag that strives to blend science and literature, of some interest to aficionados of Baja and of popular science writing."
A look at what scientists do on their summer vacations, with hurricanes and sea cucumbers to break up the doldrums. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2010

"A necessary history about some of the worst atrocities of World War II."
Veterans tell their stories of liberating Nazi death camps in the closing months of World War II. Read full book review >

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THE GUNS WE LEFT BEHIND by P.R. Hirsh
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 22, 2014

"A nostalgic, entertaining look at gun culture."
In this collection of essays and fictional stories, a hunter, gun collector and competitive shooter shares his lifelong passion for guns. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1994

"They just have more things to be stupid with."
In lighthearted discussions of Pharaohs who took it with them when they went to their tombs, gluttonous Dutch tulip speculators, Imelda Marcos' shoe fetish, bank-robber Willie Sutton, Ivan Boesky, Adnan Khashoggi, and others, Hirsh's brief history of lucre makes it clear that the very rich can be just as stupid as the rest of us. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"A well-argued white paper for the internationalist set—and sure to be dismissed as wooly liberalism by readers on the right."
A pointed examination, both timely and lively, of the risks and responsibilities attendant in being the world's sole superpower. Read full book review >

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DREAMING BACK by M.E. Hirsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 1993

"Smaller in scale than Kabul (1986) but just as resonant: an unusually personal approach to Tony Hillerman territory."
The Chama, New Mexico, police are satisfied that jewelry designer Leigh Haring's adventurous older sister Leni, a doctoral student of mind-altering drugs, was strangled by her half-Hopi lover Ben Naya. Read full book review >

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TOOLS RULE! by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Buy it along with a wooden tool set as a gift for an enterprising young carpenter. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Are there any tots who don't like to play with toy tools? Read full book review >

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TAKE ME OUT TO THE YAKYU by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Yakyu or baseball, it's all sheer joy. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A young boy enjoys the best of two baseball worlds. Read full book review >

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HUG A BULL by Aaron Zenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"While it's useful for the wide range of animals covered, the disconnect between the occasionally sophisticated text and the slightly saccharine pictures ultimately compromises its success. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Zenz utilizes clever wordplay to introduce names for a menagerie of animal dads to the preschool crowd. Read full book review >

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THE BEST DAYS ARE DOG DAYS by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"When the duo brush their teeth, the spread has just two words in gigantic type: 'MINTY! / BEEFY!' That sums it up: a dog story with a fresh approach and something with solid flavor to chew on. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A French bulldog narrates a simple but charming story about the activities of his day with a parallel look at similar behavior by his human companion, Sis. Read full book review >

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FLOOD by Aaron Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The plot's on a mission, though there's sufficient humor and drama to keep it wheeling along. (bibliography) (Fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 11-13)"
Five teenagers find themselves transferred to an experimental science class that's considerably more hands-on than they expect. Read full book review >