Search Results: "Alexander Stille"


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THE FORCE OF THINGS by Alexander Stille
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A memorable study in contrasts, recounted with understanding and verve."
Based on memory, parental revelations, published material and uncovered correspondence, New Yorker and New York Times contributor Stille (The Sack of Rome: How a Beautiful European Country with a Fabled History and a Storied Culture Was Taken Over by a Man Named Silvio Berlusconi, 2006, etc.) considers his forebears. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Even so, Stille is an exemplary reporter, and he offers here just the thing to add to a history buff's stack of bedside reading."
On deteriorating masterpieces, disintegrating temples, declining Latin, and other markers of the race to save history from humanity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"A remarkable work, at once a rich analysis of Italian culture and politics, a real-life conspiracy-theory thriller, and a psychological portrait of two bona fide heroes."
A deep and devastating account of the assassination of Italy's top two anti-Mafia prosecutors. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 26, 2006

"Good reading for those interested in the intersections of money, personality, media and politics."
Journalist/historian Stille (The Future of the Past, 2001, etc.) comprehensively examines the life, times and various entanglements of Italy's richest man, and currently its prime minister. Read full book review >

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MIA'S THUMB by Ljuba Stille
by Ljuba Stille, illustrated by Ljuba Stille, translated by Anja Mundt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Thumb-sucking solutions can walk a tricky line between cajoling and shaming; happily, this does neither, but it might not be the easiest solution to imitate in real life. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The whole family tries to help a little girl break a persistent habit in this German import. Read full book review >

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HER IDEA by Rilla Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A perfect storm of ugly imagery, sloppy thinking and subpar writing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The author of The Best Book in the World (2014), a paean to reading, brings to the art of writing the same over-the-top exuberance.Read full book review >

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MILLIE IN THE SNOW by Alexander Steffensmeier
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Sharp-eyed children will delight in the antics of the other farm animals tucked away in the busy spreads, but 'moo-velous' Millie in her woolen cap is the star of this show. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Millie, the delightfully different bovine star of Millie Waits for the Mail (2007), returns for another adventure, but this time she is helping the mail carrier instead of scaring him. Read full book review >

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LUCY AND THE BULLY by Claire Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The foreword, by a staff therapist at Northwestern's Family Institute, provides tips for parents and teachers on using stories in bullying-prevention programs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lucy, a primary grader, is good at art to the delight of all her classmates, except for Tommy. Read full book review >

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CHASKA AND THE GOLDEN DOLL by Ellen Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"A likable, useful contribution. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
The true story of how one Andean village was able to fund a school. Read full book review >

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NOMAD by William Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Alexander is clearly passionate about science, space exploration, and social justice, but he never allows that passion to shortchange the crackerjack adventure. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
Gabriel Sandro Fuentes, 11-year-old ambassador of Earth, fends off an alien invasion. Read full book review >