Search Results: "Barbara T. Dreyfuss"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 2013

"A well-crafted investigation for nonspecialists about an obscure, needlessly arcane corner of Wall Street."
A Wall Street insider-turned-investigative journalist explains the collapse of the high-risk hedge fund Amaranth LLC and how it affected small businesses, pension funds and the price of natural gas across North America. Read full book review >

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LAST LEFT STANDING by Barbara T. Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"More than bibliotherapy, this is an uplifting tale about the resilience and capacity of the human heart. (Fiction. 8-14)"
In this moving first novel, Josh, 13, must struggle through his grief alone after the sudden death of his older brother, Toby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 2005

"A worthy addition to Metropolitan's American Empire Project: a devastating account that policymakers—not to mention American citizens—ignore at their peril."
The United States government underwrote the rise of radical Islam, argues a frequent contributor to The Nation and The American Prospect. Read full book review >

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THE TWO GEORGES by Richard Dreyfuss
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1996

"Despite the rather ponderous approach, Dreyfuss and Turtledove's might-have-been world—something like an indefinitely extended Victorian idyll—charms as it intrigues, and the above- average characters help compensate for the movie-ish sleuthing."
Alternate-world yarn from Oscar winner Dreyfuss and Hugo winner Turtledove (Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance, 1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINE AND WORK by T. Mullen
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A fine, maverick company of winemakers hold court about the thing they love best: communing with the world of the grape."
From a global cast of winemakers come intimate, revealing comments about their art, which swing between invigorating to mellow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO RIVERS by T. Greenwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Overwrought context obscures a sweetly told love story."
Ghosts of his heartbreaking past visit a railroad worker in rural New England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ARTIFICIAL MIRAGE by T. Warwick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2013

"Boasts exotic locales and tantalizing hints of an intriguing technological future, but the effect is diminished by a weak, meandering narrative."
In Warwick's futuristic debut thriller, a trader encounters a labyrinthine criminal underworld during his search for his missing lover. Read full book review >

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ADÈLE & SIMON IN AMERICA by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"The repetitive narrative may pall on adult readers of the well-heeled pair's previous outing, but children have more tolerance for that sort of thing, and the elegant period visuals supply plenty of eye candy. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Still channeling Kate Greenaway in the art, though adding her own vein of sly humor, McClintock recycles the plot of her award-winning Adèle and Simon (2006) across a much larger stage. Read full book review >

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THE SUBWAY MOUSE by Barbara Reid
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Seen from mouse-eye level, the grimy, wonderfully detailed setting adds a tongue-in-cheek air, as well as making a properly vivid backdrop for this intrepid venture into the unknown. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Bits of real litter and found bric-a-brac in Reid's plasticine subterranean scenes add an air of authenticity to this grand tale of a mouse who leaves his cozy subway station nest to find the fabled "Tunnel's End." Read full book review >