Search Results: "Amnesty International UK Section"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2008

"A photo gallery of the contributors caps this worthy, earnest collection. (Picture book. 8-11)"
In this pro-bono album, a simplified version of the UN's Universal Declaration, as provided by Amnesty International, has been illustrated by an international cast of 30 artists, from South Africa's Niki Daly and South Korean Hong Sung Dam to Debi Gliori (Scotland), Jan Spivey Gilchrist (United States) and Bob Graham (Australia). Read full book review >

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DREAMS OF FREEDOM by Amnesty International UK Section
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2015

"With proceeds going to Amnesty International, this album provides much food for thought for those children—and adults—who take the time to contemplate its pages. (Picture book. 5-12)"
Twenty artists from around the world illustrate many aspects of the concept of "freedom," accompanying inspirational sayings from thinkers living and dead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FREE? by Amnesty International
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"A mostly solid volume for a good cause. (foreword, biographical sketches of contributors, editors' note, the articles of the Declaration) (Short stories. 10 & up)"
Fourteen top writers from around the world contribute short stories for a collection benefitting Amnesty International. Read full book review >

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SECTION 60 by Robert M. Poole
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A momentous and moving follow-up to On Hallowed Ground."
An honorable survey of Arlington National Cemetery's subdivision for military personnel killed in the global war on terror. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Counterculture UK by Rebecca Gillieron
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"An approachable, comprehensive introduction to British culture outside the mainstream, but it may be a bit too general and conversational for academic researchers and scholars."
The histories of the United Kingdom's vibrant underground and alternative cultures are the focus of this essay collection, edited by Gillieron (Plays for Today by Women, 2013) and Robson (Celluloid Ceiling, 2014). Read full book review >

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THE INTERNATIONAL DIABETIC COOKBOOK by Vilma Liacouras Chantiles
Released: March 1, 1989

Claiming that "most cookbooks for diabetics offer unimaginative, bland food ideas," Chantiles (Nutrition/N.Y.C.) has raided the global pantry—or, more accurately, tapped doctors and dieticians throughout the world—and come up with a refreshing range of unusual, even esoteric dishes. Read full book review >

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THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS MOVEMENT by Aryeh Neier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"A fact-filled, well-documented, pull-no-punches account by an insider."
From a noted activist, an authoritative history of the global human rights movement from the late 18th century to the present day, with emphasis on its development since the 1970s. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"A highly accessible guide to the metric system."
The full monty of the “Le Système International d'Unités,” commonly known as SI. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAYE LEVY'S INTERNATIONAL CHICKEN COOKBOOK by Faye Levy
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 1992

"Like so many recent cookbooks, this exercise in recycling and streamlining can serve a utilitarian function but doesn't expand our cooking horizons. (Eight pages of color photographs—not seen.)"
There's no shortage of chicken recipes, or even chicken cookbooks, among the output of the last few years. Read full book review >