Search Results: "Amy S. Greenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"A well-rendered, muscular history of a war whose ramifications are still being carefully calibrated."
A condensed new study of the Mexican-American war portrays America's terrible loss of innocence. Read full book review >

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I STILL BELIEVE ANITA HILL by Amy Richards
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A well-pulled-together collection from Richards (Opting In, 2008, etc.) and Greenberg."
The proceedings of a symposium of human rights activists, political analysts, legal experts and artists who came together in 2011 to commemorate Anita Hill's courageous testimony at Justice Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearing 20 years earlier. Read full book review >

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HONOR AND SLAVERY by Kenneth S. Greenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"Charged with ideas, this is a cheerfully speculative and valuable addition to the library of the Civil War."
A piercing—and decidedly offbeat—look into the mind of the Old South. ``This book,'' writes historian Greenberg, ``is a work of translation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Sure not to please deans or development officers, Greenberg's heavy-handed but well-reasoned attack on the big-science machine merits attention."
A broad assault on the business of doing science in America, which, the author argues, prizes profit and professional advancement over knowledge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOMEN WITH BIG EYES by Ángeles Mastretta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"A remarkable collection. First published in 1990 in Mexico, now deftly translated, though the text includes the complete Spanish as well."
Mexican women, brought to vivid life in masterful vignettes. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"An engaging family saga by a talented storyteller."
This saga about a Chinese family is YA-novelist Kwei's first for adults. Read full book review >

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Under the Red Moon by Amy S. Kwei
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An absorbing exploration of mid-20th-century China through the story of a fractured family.
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Kwei (A Concubine for the Family, 2012, etc.) chronicles a Chinese family through exile, homecoming, and Maoism in this historical novel.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"Throughout, Oscar keeps his head and stops to smell the roses, even when their thorns could prove prickly—an important subtle message about problem solving and the power of a positive attitude. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A small sock monkey tackles the big city in an attempt to save the day in this husband-and-wife collaboration. Read full book review >

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KIMBO'S MARBLE by Amy Herrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"An old-fashioned Disney-style confection. (Young reader/Picture book. 6-9)"
In a kingdom where the palace looks like a sculpture of candy and pink ice cream, Princess Kimbo learns to value her little brother by saving him from a froglike troll. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 30, 1983

"A shapeless and rather parochial collection (notable absentees include Aldiss, Simak, and Lem)—but there's no shortage of high-quality, if often familiar, material."
An over-eclectic assemblage of 29 yarns, one from 1894, the rest 1932-76, running to a hefty 550-plus pages—and arranged more or less chronologically in the usual fairly meaningless categories. Read full book review >

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BUGS AND BUGSICLES by Amy S.  Hansen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 15, 2010

"A splendid addition to the science shelf. (additional reading, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
Cold winter weather challenges animals. Read full book review >

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THE AZTEC EMPIRE  by Imogen Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"Ineffective and misleading. (Graphic nonfiction. 8-11)"
This comic-book-like synthesis of the Aztec empire surveys the history and culture of one of the major civilizations of pre-Hispanic Mexico. Read full book review >