Search Results: "Ben Raines"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"An inspiring life story of special interest to those suffering from depression, a 'cancer of the soul.'"
A former U.S. senator recounts his recovery from the scars of war, politics and depression. Read full book review >

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THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY by Howell Raines
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2006

"Eloquent meditations on fishing interlaced with piercing explorations of the inner workings of the newspaper business."
The New York Times' former executive editor, fired in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal, ruminates on fly-fishing, love, successes and failures in the newspaper game, and hooking and fighting and losing a marlin. Read full book review >

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FLY FISHING THROUGH THE MIDLIFE CRISIS by Howell Raines
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 1993

"A profound work that will hook readers from the start."
A bold and eloquent work in which New York Times editorial page director Raines (Whiskey Man, My Soul Is Rested—both 1977) looks at his obsession with fly fishing as cause, symptom, and remedy for the woes of middle-aging. Read full book review >

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A KITTEN'S YEAR by Nancy Raines Day

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IN THE SHADOWS OF THE GODS by John F. Raines
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 29, 2010

"'The X-Men of Shannara,' if you will, skirmish against elves, rebels, their own masters and, occasionally, the reader's patience, but ultimately win the battle for the attention of young followers in the genre."
In the start to a new heroic-fantasy series, a corps of elite magically mutated "hybrids," humanoid creatures bred to serve an unworthy king, go rogue during a period of war and take destiny into their own hands, wings and claws. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 5, 2002

"Still, an informed discourse about the vital historical relationship between humans and water, and an overview of a possible global dilemma."
A warning about the worldwide struggle to manage water resources in an era of growing demand and climactic instability. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRDS by Shirley  Raines
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A sturdy and versatile curriculum companion. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
This square-format book consists of 13 spreads, each with a full-page close-up photograph of a common American species of bird. Read full book review >

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WHAT IN THE WORLD? by Nancy Raines Day
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Textured, visually rich, and gracefully simple, this is a fine blend of informative poetry and illustration. (Picture book. 2-6) "
This more-than-a-counting-book introduces things recognizable in numbered sets. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE THOSE WHEELS by Nancy Raines Day
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"Nicely delivered. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young monkey illustrates the power of doubling in an ingenious early math title. Read full book review >

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JAMES PARKS AND BEN COSTA
by Alex Heimbach

“A skeleton and a slime walk into a bar…” That may sound like the wind up to a very nerdy joke, but it’s actually the set up for a scene in James Parks and Ben Costa’s new YA graphic novel, Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo: The Road to Epoli, which, to be fair, is full of very nerdy — ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1993

"Best in its biographies of the tiger-wallahs (which may send readers scurrying to Corbett's rip-roaring bestsellers of the 40's and 50's): a strong brief for a species on the executioner's block. (Seventy-five color, 25 b&w illustrations)"
From the coauthor of the mega-bestselling The Civil War: a mix of memoir, travelogue, and profiles of ``tiger-wallahs'' past and present working to save the Bengal Tiger. Read full book review >