Search Results: "Armand Marie Leroi"


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THE LAGOON by Armand Marie Leroi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2014

"A wide-ranging, delightful tour de force."
Leroi (Evolutionary Development Biology/Imperial Coll. London; Mutants:On the Form, Variety and Errors of the Human Body, 2003) calls on his expertise and his experience as a BBC science presenter to explain why Aristotle's writings on science are still relevant today. Read full book review >

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DIEGO AND THE RANGERS OF THE VASTLANTIC by Armand Baltazar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2017

"Expert illustration and imaginative worldbuilding with unfortunate stereotyping. (Steampunk. 8-12)"
The great Time Collision ripped apart time and space and remade it: dinosaurs in the distance, spaceships in the skies, robots, and humans of all eras now inhabit this remixed world. Read full book review >

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THE TABLETS by Armand Schwerner
Released: July 1, 1999

"For an audience, by and large, that's already predisposed."
paper 0-943373-56-5 The seriocomic masterwork of the late experimental poet and performer, now published here for the first time in complete form. Read full book review >

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Bank of The Dragon: The Tale of a Chinatown Banker by Armand Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An engaging black comedy set in the greedy mid-1990s."
In this darkly comic debut novel, an incompetent law-school graduate gets in over his head as counsel to a bank in Houston's Chinatown. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 1991

"A great get-well giftto yourself or anyone who needs a dreamlift."
The fabulous friends of film producer Deutsch, who clearly has lived a dream life. Read full book review >

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LOVE TWELVE MILES LONG by Glenda Armand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"Share this with young readers as a series of homilies on dreams and a family love strong enough to overcome any adversity. (afterword) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Frederick Douglass' mother imparts 12 lessons, one for each mile she walks on her clandestine nighttime visits to him. Read full book review >

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IRA'S SHAKESPEARE DREAM by Glenda Armand
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2015

"Shakespeare, racial discrimination, and strong doses of inspiration and determination—all in one notable life. (photograph, afterword, quotation sources, books, and websites) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
In the 1800s, an African-American boy dreamed of performing on stage and found success in Europe. Read full book review >

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MEMORY OF FLAMES by Armand Cabasson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"A solid combination of historical fiction and adventure perhaps better appreciated by those familiar with the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras."
Cabasson's (Wolf Hunt, 2008, etc.) third Quentin Margont novel finds the loyal republican soldier caught up in the home-front chaos brought on by Bonaparte's retreat from Russia.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2002

"Palatable food for thought for readers preoccupied with life's big, ultimately insoluble questions."
A careful examination of two major, and conflicting, currents of modern thought. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 13, 2014

"A study that may become the new sausage makers' bible, outstanding in its range, depth and clarity."
A culinary cri de coeur by author Vecchio and photographer Silva that explores the history, process and prospective future of sausage making. Read full book review >

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WHERE WOLVES DREAM by Armand Nassery
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A mesmerizing, epic novel."
The debut novel of Iraqi-American author and filmmaker Nassery tells the saga of the troubled past of a man and his country, encompassing half a century and, in the tradition of Homer, merging stories from different perspectives. Read full book review >

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SELECTED SHORTER POEMS by Armand Schwerner
Released: July 1, 1999

"One gets the impression in the poems here—as opposed to those in The Tablets—of an ego that is conformed to its subject (rather than the other way around) with results fertile enough in their conceits to merit our interest."
A good introduction to the work of the late American poet whose experiments with form and tone have won him a reputation as one of the last of the old avant-garde. Read full book review >