Search Results: "Ainissa G. Ramirez"


BOOK REVIEW

NEWTON'S FOOTBALL by Allen St. John
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Both self-proclaimed geeks and the sports-averse can appreciate this 'gridiron version of the scientific method.'"
Journalist St. John (Clapton's Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument, 2005, etc.) and former Yale engineering professor Ramirez (Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists, 2013) use scientific principles to give a greater understanding of the spectacle of competitive violence that is American professional football. Read full book review >

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THE FOREVER WATCH by David Ramirez
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 22, 2014

"Intriguing and powerfully disruptive."
Ignorance is bliss, argues Ramirez's debut novel, a dark sci-fi fable set aboard a multigenerational spaceship that holds humanity's only hope for survival. Read full book review >

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LIVING THE VIDA LOLA by Misa Ramirez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 2009

"A series debut with too much icky love stuff and too little mystery. In Lola's favor, however, is a speed-dating pace and lots of nice underwear."
A hormonally supercharged private eye seeks a lost mom while lusting after the man of her dreams. Read full book review >

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Kingdom of Glass by D.A. Ramirez
Released: Feb. 29, 2012

"Bogged down by a disconnected main character and overwhelming implausibility."
In this YA novel, an orphaned high schooler develops fantastical abilities that put those around him at risk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"An unusual look at the war and its consequences. (3 photos, not seen)"
paper 0-8263-1959-9 An introspective memoir in which the first-time author bluntly and self-critically examines his life before, during, and after his service in Vietnam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHAMPIONS' GAME by Saul Ramirez
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2017

"Accessible for all readers, this story is a natural for the big screen: check and mate. (appendix, afterword) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Chess is life, and life is chess in El Paso, Texas, the unpretentious setting for an inspiring, true story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRITTER COLORS by Ashley G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"With so many excellent board books about color on the market, those with limited budgets can safely pass on this pale contribution to the spectrum. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
"What can you make out of colors?" is the question posed by this simple board book. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2014

"A thoughtful, if occasionally strident, account of a neglected aspect of Nixon's presidency."
A panoramic historical study of President Richard Nixon's handling of Hispanic affairs, as told by a former White House insider. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SURF MULES by G. Neri
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Still, older boys who say they've never read anything will be attracted to the novel's profanity, prodigious amounts of pot and friendship on the brink of disaster. (Fiction. YA)"
At the end of their senior year, three Southern California teenage surfers mark time while seeking the Perfect Monster Wave. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET DIARY OF BILL GATES by Bill G.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"Way cooool, not!"
A pseudonymous auteur in cyberspace attempts a parody of the Internet diary by the Microsoft mogul. Read full book review >