Search Results: "Allan J. Lichtman"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"An important examination of the political, moral and economic forces that continue to shape the movement."
Comprehensive overview of the history and future of American conservatism. Read full book review >

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FDR AND THE JEWS by Richard Breitman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2013

"A well-organized, accessible study finds FDR 'neither a hero of the Jews nor a bystander to the Nazis' persecution and then annihilation of the Jews.'"
A thorough revisiting of the record concludes that Franklin Roosevelt's actions on the "Jewish Question" were mostly too little, too late. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"All the same, his case studies, autobiographical anecdotes, and guidance on how to deal with sleep problems without drugs will intrigue many readers and possibly provide relief to others."
A prominent neurophysiologist explains his theories about the brain's chemistry and how it affects our conscious (and unconscious) activities. Read full book review >

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ZENDOSCOPY by J. Allan Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2014

"A respectable batch of entertaining anecdotes, mostly bawdy and occasionally moving, mixed with moments of human connection and philosophical musing."
In this memoirlike novel, a self-described nerd fond of ham radio and the accordion comes of age in the 1950s and '60s. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A BRIDE AND GROOM by Allan J. Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 20, 2015

"Emerson's kickoff to the Honeymoon Falls series is both surfeit and famine, providing altogether too many characters with allegedly charming quirks and not nearly enough development of people or plot."
In a place marketing itself as a honeymoon paradise, a murder staged as a wedding makes citizens fear for the town's reputation and their own livelihoods. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"A dreary, un-Disneyesque fairy tale that delivers leaden agitprop.

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America's holy of holies—Disneyland—is desecrated by big government in this strident right-wing satire. Read full book review >

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EYE TO EYE VOLUME 4 by Gloria J.  Walther
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A bighearted parenting manual written by a caregiver with decades of experience."
Parenting strategies for the modern family with real-world examples. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 24, 2014

"A solid, nonjudgmental advice book for parents."
A detailed guidebook, the third in a series, on how to make more conscious decisions as a parent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A useful guide for parents who should read this all the way through once and then keep it close for reference."
Teacher Walther's real, poignant anecdotes about her preschool students illustrate and support her advice on interacting with young children. Read full book review >

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HEAVEN by Nicholas Allan
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 31, 1997

"When a stray puppy comes to live with the girl, she tries to give it a little heaven on earth, but readers may already have gone on to the more congenial version of paradise found in Cynthia Rylant's Dog Heaven (1995). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Most books about the death of a pet are solemn and carefully worded, but Allan (Jesus' Christmas Party, 1992, etc.) treats the subject in a decidedly different manner. Read full book review >

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JESUS' CHRISTMAS PARTY by Nicholas Allan
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Charming. (Picture book. 3+)"
``There was nothing the innkeeper liked more than a good night's sleep,'' begins this amusing account of the Blessed Event from his point of view. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Good fun for all, and a special treat for those who share Tess's fascination with figures, facts and formulas. (Fiction. 10-14)"
This sequel to Secrets, Lies, and Algebra (2007) continues the saga of math-obsessed eighth-grader Tess. Read full book review >