Search Results: "Andreas Schroeder"


BOOK REVIEW

SCAMS! by Andreas Schroeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"There are Lessons here, but the compelling presentation makes them far easier to swallow than the moral and ethical chunks in conventional Chicken Soup-style 'values' reading. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The author of several titles on like topics for adults boils down ten modern tales of large-scale chicanery, from P.T. Barnum's relentless promotion of Jumbo the Elephant to a massively successful Nazi effort to counterfeit British currency, from the Shakespearean fakes of William Henry Ireland to the supposedly cave-dwelling Tasaday tribe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Our fascination with outlaws lives on in this selection of cleverboots and artful dodgers. (bibliography, index, further reading) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Schroeder chronicles eight high-profile criminals or crimes, mostly highbrow, a couple low-down and dirty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A solid yet playful tour of the huckster's world. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Schroeder unfurls eight stellar scams—perpetrated from the Philippines to your Phillips radio—that shook the gullible for all they were worth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PILLARS OF TIME by Andreas Oertel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A third installment is already in the works. (Adventure. 9-12)"
In book two of The Archaeolojesters series, Cody, Eric and Rachel are off on another historical journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORIGINS RISING by Eric Andreas
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"An imaginative, daring start to what could develop in to a fantastic series."
A mysterious force known simply as the Darkness threatens a far-future Earth in Andreas' debut YA sci-fi/fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"An illuminating look at the historical impact of America's illicit economy."
Andreas (Political Science/Brown Univ.; Blue Helmets and Black Markets: The Business of Survival in the Siege of Sarajevo, 2008, etc.) explores American history and its relationship with smuggling and illegal trade and "how these illicit flows—and the campaigns to police them—defined and shaped the nation." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A cautionary, cohesively delivered update on the scope and science of human quantification."
How you can collect, use, and control your own data. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2006

"A smart if somewhat disjointed blend of social history and cultural criticism, far truer to the time than David Frum's tsk-tsking How We Got Here (2000)."
As those who were there know, 1973 wasn't just about platforms and the Bay City Rollers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROSTING AND FRIENDSHIP by Lisa Schroeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Ultimately, Lily's choice to celebrate her unique abilities and interests affirms readers' rights to do the same. (Fiction. 9-13)"
An impetuous decision to improve her meager baking skills leads to culinary mishaps and friendship woes for middle school musician Lily. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALT DISNEY by Russell Schroeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Interested readers will want to refer to the bibliography to locate more in-depth information. (Biography. 8-12)"
A uniquely readable, if extremely simplified, biography of a fascinating man, subtitled ``His Life in Pictures,'' and consisting mostly of collages of black-and-white photographs with extensive captions, quotes from interviews with Disney, and occasional narrative to keep it flowing along. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATE SUN by Karl Schroeder
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Still enormously talented work, but at this point the series needs less of Schroeder's trademark zero-gee swashbuckling and more of the astonishing and sometimes terrifying ideas behind it all."
Third entry (Queen of Candesce, 2007, etc.) in Schroeder's series—call it pirate-punk—where corsairs and would-be emperors do weightless battle from wooden-hulled airships inside a gigantic space habitat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BRIDGE FROM ME TO YOU by Lisa Schroeder
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 29, 2014

"Lovely in its details. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Colby, star of the Willow High School football team, and Lauren, the new girl with a dark secret, both yearn to be seen for who they really are. Read full book review >