Search Results: "Aron Bruhn"


BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE HUMAN BODY by Aron Bruhn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

This survey of body systems tries too hard for a broad audience, mixing paragraphs of lines like, "Without bones we would just be bags of goop," printed in slightly larger type, with brief but specific discussions of osteoblasts, myofibrils, peristalsis and like parts and functions. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF ARON by Jim Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"Ordinary people reveal dimensions that are extraordinarily cruel or kind."
An understated and devastating novel of the Warsaw ghetto during the Nazi occupation, as seen through the eyes of a street-wise boy. Read full book review >

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UNSOLVED MYSTERIES OF HISTORY by Paul Aron
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2000

"That said, this is certainly an efficient and colorful overview of a wide spectrum of enigmas throughout history, many of which ('Did Jesus Die on the Cross?') remain wellsprings of controversy and should appeal to readers with more curiosity than time."
A well-researched, deftly written, if somehow lightweight overview of history's open questions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Stimulating and pleasurable, fair and objective analyses, recommended for both the history buff and the fan of true-life mysteries. (drawings and photos, not seen)"
Thirty famous events of American history that still challenge the skills of historian-detectives. Read full book review >

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YELTSIN by Leon Aron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"In richness of information, analysis, and judgment, Aron illuminates not only a great man but a supremely critical period of Russian history."
If Russia, in Churchill's words, is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, this splendid biography by Aron (Russian Studies/American Enterprise Institute) does much to unwrap the mystery of one of Russia's most enigmatic statesmen. Read full book review >

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THE SUPER-DUPER DOG PARK by Aron Nels Steinke
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Both colorful and high spirited, this title will give new readers a good run for their money. (Graphic early reader. 6-9)"
In cartoon format and awash with voice and thought bubbles, kids and canines make a day of it at the dog park. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Readers, like vacationers, want some entertainment, too."
An interesting if somewhat academic social history of the American vacation that examines the tension between the American work ethic and the concept of leisure. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN TROY by Bilge Karasu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2002

"Little else happens, in a claustrophobic fiction that fails to convince the reader that its pallid generic protagonist is interesting enough to warrant all the melodramatic attention that Karasu unaccountably focuses upon him."
The emotional and sexual history of a deeply conflicted young villager is assembled from multiple testimony in this rather muddy 1991 novel by the late (1930-95) Turkish author (Night, 1994). Read full book review >

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NOT FOR ALL THE HAMANTASCHEN IN TOWN by Laura Aron Milhander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Irksome and even a bit dimwitted. (recipe, author's note, glossary) (Picture book. 3-5)"
The three little pigs of fairy-tale fame attend a Purim carnival and once again outwit the big bad wolf. Read full book review >

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ARIEL AND EMILY by Adele Aron Greenspun
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"This mother-daughter team offers a delightful read-aloud for the very youngest. (Picture book. 2-5)"
With enormous sweetness and not a little artistry, a confection offers a whole afternoon's arc in very few words. Read full book review >

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THE ZOO BOX by Ariel Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A nimble offering for those not quite ready for Jumanji. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The zoo comes to two unsuspecting children when they discover a magical, mysterious box. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"But for a first-rate thinker and writer like Hertzberg, this book has a disappointingly diffuse, sometimes even slapdash quality to it. ($40,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A bit of a hodgepodge: part an anthropological attempt to distill the Jews' essential characteristics, part history lite, and part mini-profiles of premodern and modern Jews, as well as Hertzberg's autobiographical anecdotes. Read full book review >