Search Results: "Anne H. Weaver"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN OF TIME by Anne H.  Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"The level of violence is unrealistically low, but these purposeful vignettes add a gauzy back story to what today's children may have only seen as a few old chipped stones and fossil bones. (resource lists) (Creative nonfiction. 10-12)"
In six fictional episodes directly linked to paleontological artifacts, Weaver retraces the past 2.5 million years of "hominin" (pre)history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEWS AND THE CULTURE OF LYING by Paul H. Weaver
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"This book should trouble the soul of any self-reflective journalist and help reframe the business of press criticism."
A provocative mix of history, anecdote, and argument from a journalist and scholar who sees the conventions of the news business as leading to exercises of ``deceit, manipulation and exploitation.'' A former Fortune editor and corporate flack, Weaver (The Suicidal Corporation, 1987) is currently affiliated with the conservative Hoover Institution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Her prognosis is essentially gloomy: the increasingly violent Kulturkampf between secular modernists and fundamentalist Muslims likely will continue, with the latter appearing well on their way to gaining the upper hand."
Forget the Arab-Israeli conflict, which, suggests this book, appears almost a sideshow compared to the protracted, bitter intra-Egyptian struggle between secular, pro-Western modernists and fundamentalist Muslims who are battling them to create a state governed by the Shariah (Islamic law). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Clear-eyed reporting and graceful prose in a highly readable—and sobering—work of political geography for policymakers and anyone concerned by the risks of an uncertain future."
Pakistan is a terrorist haven, a nest of corruption, a tinhorn dictatorship—and, writes New Yorker correspondent and long-time Pakistan resident Weaver, a supposed friend whose future is of great strategic importance to the US. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 1995

"A detailed investigation of some loose words—most not yet entombed (so to speak) in dictionaries—by a pro who talks the talk."
A skilled lexicographer draws on her Atlantic Monthly column about the latest words to present a vocabulary for the fin de siäcle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 24, 1991

"So: what we have here, besides the venerable Ehrlich name, is an overview from their perspective, for their followers."
The Ehrlichs, best known for The Population Bomb (1970) and The Population Explosion (1990), say here that the present book was written "to fill in the rest of the picture, to explain how overconsumption and the use of faulty technologies contribute to the deterioration of the environment.'' Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A little reflection, a little common sense, they'll wager, and the glad-tiders will be out on the street selling pencils. (Author tour)"
The Ehrlichs (Healing the Planet, 1991, etc.) land a sober-sided sleeve across the collective windpipe of today's environmental glad-tiders. ``Brownlash'' is what the Ehrlichs call ``those efforts made to minimize the seriousness of environmental problems'' still bedeviling planet Earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

2017 YOUNG EXPLORER'S ADVENTURE GUIDE by Corie Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Offering just the right amount of imagination, humor, and contemporary nuances to engage young readers, this is a must-have in science-fiction collections serving middle graders and teens. (Science fiction/short stories. 10-16)"
A diverse collection of futuristic stories set within contemporary emotional landscapes, tailor-made for millennials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ONE by Jo Weaver
Kirkus Star
by Jo Weaver, illustrated by Jo Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Quietly stunning. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother bear and her newborn cub move through the seasons in this British import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FULL SERVICE by Will Weaver
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2005

"Superb. (Fiction. YA)"
A northern Minnesota small town in 1965 is the setting for Paul's summer of growing maturity while working at a Shell full-service gas station. Read full book review >