Search Results: "Andrew Scott Cooper"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A revelatory, impressive debut."
How America's unappeasable thirst for cheap oil led to foreign-policy bungling in the Persian Gulf. Read full book review >

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DESCENDING LINES by L. Andrew Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2013

"An undeniably horrific thriller."
A Grand Guignol cat-and-mouse tale about a monstrous husband pursuing his fleeing wife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"The workmanlike telling of Ogorzow's pursuit and eventual capture lacks a certain impact, though fans of serial-killer narratives will surely be engaged."
Straightforward account of the historical curiosity of a sadistic serial killer preying on women in the heart of Nazi Germany. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TOY FARMER by Andrew T. Pelletier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"It's a gentle homage to the power of a child's imagination, where the fantasy world created in play always seems more solid than plain old reality. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Jed discovers an old toy of his father's in the attic, it catapults him into a fabulous agrarian fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NICHOLI by Cooper Edens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Banfill's winter landscapes are outstanding, but his people are so stiffly and meticulously painted that they are more like wax figures than characters to care about. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It is Christmas Day, when the residents of a mountain village traditionally gather to sculpt the snow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Although this was a tempest in a teapot, readers will enjoy Selby's account of a hitherto-obscure Nazi plot and the energetic counterintelligence that foiled it."
An entertaining account of a last-gasp Nazi effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST BEACH by Orrin H. Pilkey
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 21, 2014

"The authors deliver a message to be heeded: 'We must view the beach as a sacred and resilient yet strangely fragile natural environment to be protected at all costs.'"
A clarion call for a change of policy that prioritizes the preservation of beaches over property rights. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"Sure to appeal to armchair rogues and, like Blood Diamond, cinema-ready."
Exciting, well-crafted tale of the "School of Turin," a gang of master thieves who looted the putatively theft-proof Antwerp Diamond Center. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

JUNETEENTH FOR MAZIE by Floyd Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A quiet and informative picture of belated emancipation. (afterword) (Picture book. 4-9)"
A father shares an important holiday with his daughter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE AND THE ALL-STARS by Floyd Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Triumphant. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
In 1942 on Chicago's North Side, Willie, a young African-American boy, dreams of becoming a great baseball player in the Major Leagues, like Joe DiMaggio or Dizzy Dean. Read full book review >