Search Results: "Andreas Steinhöfel"


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CENTER OF THE WORLD by Andreas Steinhöfel
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 10, 2005

"And, given the meandering quality of storytelling—especially when the more titillating parts are cut short and replaced with flashbacks from Phil's troubled history—only the most determined teen reader will make it to the end, but not necessarily without reward. (Fiction. YA)"
In this hazy, fairytale-like, tome-sized import from Germany, 17-year-old Phil shares a secluded, run-down castle with his outcast mom and estranged twin sister. Read full book review >

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AN ELK DROPPED IN by Andreas Steinhöfel
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A holiday offering most suited for an adult audience. (Fiction. 7-10, adult)"
When Mr. Moose, Santa's sled tester, crashes through the roof of the Webster home shortly before Christmas, it guarantees an unusual holiday season. Mr. Moose has a broken ankle and is going to stay with Billy, his sister Kiki and their mother until it has mended. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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ARRIVAL OF THE FITTEST by Andreas Wagner
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"A book of startling congruencies, insightful flashes and an artful enthusiasm that delivers knowledge from the inorganic page to our organic brains."
Wagner (Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies/Univ. of Zurich; The Origins of Evolutionary Innovations, 2011, etc.) lucidly explores the natural principles that accelerate life's ability to innovate and thus evolve.Read full book review >

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REBEL MOTHER by Peter  Andreas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"An illuminating portrait of a childhood of excitement, adventure, and love positioned against the backdrop of 1970s-era South America."
Reflections on a childhood spent with a feminist, revolution-minded mother. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"Meatier than the average self-help book, Hannibal and Me is a rare blend of military strategy and emotional intelligence that offers a more mature solution for winning life's battles."
Economist writer Kluth takes lessons from the great military strategist and other historical titans in his quest for fulfillment beyond success. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"Brazil will be under enormous pressure to win this summer, and Uruguay and Argentina will be in the running. That will provide opportunities for the updated paperback edition of this fine, scintillating history."
The most comprehensive history of soccer in the part of the world in which it may well mean the most. Read full book review >