Search Results: "Barbara Nadel"


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THE OTTOMAN CAGE by Barbara Nadel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 21, 2005

"Fascinating depiction of Turkish culture, tidbits of history, and a decent whodunit."
In modern-day Turkey, layers of mystery surround the discovery of a teenaged boy's body in an unlikely place. Read full book review >

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BELSHAZZAR’S DAUGHTER by Barbara Nadel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"The florid writing, strong sense of setting, and sprawling structure should find an audience, but not among hardcore whodunit fans."
A violent murder in 1992 Istanbul appears to be fueled by anti-Semitism. Read full book review >

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THE KREMLIN COUP by Laurie Nadel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Chronology; brief bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 11-16)"
An exciting, fairly well balanced account of the August 1991 coup attempt in the Soviet Union. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

An unsparing portrait of our most durable living public figure, from his experiences in campus politics through his checkered Washington career to his recent reemergence as a respected voice in international affairs. Read full book review >

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FÚTBOL! by Joshua H. Nadel
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2014

"Well-crafted insights about the many ways football reflects and challenges Latin American societies."
On the eve of the World Cup in Brazil comes an investigation of the meaning of fútbol, from Mexico to Cape Horn. Read full book review >

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DAVID MAMET by Ira Nadel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A trifle repetitious, but a sympathetic, scholarly and often penetrating examination of an American original."
The private life of prolific playwright, screenwriter, director, novelist and essayist Mamet remains private in a biography focused on his work. Read full book review >

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CARL SANDBURG by Penelope Niven
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"However, despite credits for Sandburg's writings and many grateful acknowledgments, there is no indication of the written sources used for the primary text. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
A clever organization and nostalgic ink-and-watercolor illustrations cannot save this picture-book biography of one of the 20th century's great men of letters. Read full book review >

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WE by Gillian  Anderson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"Sunny, easy-to-follow self-help principles."
A series of practical steps for women to self-improve and help each other. Read full book review >

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IOLANI by Wilkie Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Less committed readers may well accept the verdict of Longmans and Chapman and Hall."
The natives are eternally restless in Victorian suspense-master Collins's hitherto unpublished first novel, rejected by both Longmans and Chapman and Hall in 1844. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A JAR OF TINY STARS by Bernice E. Cullinan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"There are editorial mishaps as well: Esbensen's first name is misspelled in the table of contents, and Adoff's birth date is off by 20 years. (index) (Poetry. 5-12)"
A lively collection of 50 contemporary poems culled from the works of poets who have won the prestigious National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Read full book review >