Search Results: "Benn Steil"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 2013

"A vivid, highly informed portrayal of the personalities, politics and policies dominating 'the most important international gathering since the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.'"
The director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations revisits the 1944 conference that created "the new global monetary architecture" for the postwar world. Read full book review >

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EVIL FOR EVIL by James R. Benn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Deftly keeps our hero's wide-eyed verve as he tackles a more complex plot that takes the series further from whodunit toward thriller."
Can a resourceful GI throw a wrench in the German war machine by cutting off its support of the IRA? Read full book review >

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TERRA'S WORLD by Mitch Benn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2015

"This novel is best for fans of Benn's first book. Though comprehensible on its own, it offers little new ground as a stand-alone science-fiction story."
The sequel to Terra (2013) confronts apocalypse with a breezy, British air.Read full book review >

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JON FOX AND THE MONSTER OF THE POND by Carson Steil
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2011

"The author and software designer show glimmers of creativity, but their learning curves are clearly still on the upswing. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
Another app not ready for prime time, featuring a perfunctory story tricked out in a sparse assortment of crudely designed animations and touch-activated effects. Read full book review >

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HEDGEHUG by Benn Sutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"With just enough heart-beating action and well-placed sound effects, this could become a new holiday favorite for preschoolers still puzzling out how to best share their own feelings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dear Hedgehug eagerly anticipates Valentine's Day. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST WAVE by James R. Benn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Benn's wide-eyed hero retains his appealing earnestness and infectious spirit, and his escapade is refreshingly free of camp."
WWII soldier Billy Boyle turns sleuth again to solve a string of murders in north Africa. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE GHOST by James R. Benn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Billy's 10th case (The Rest Is Silence, 2014, etc.) features a delicious premise, a full-bodied portrait of young JFK, and a beautifully textured look at military life in World War II."
When young Jack Kennedy stands accused of murder, it falls to Billy Boyle to exonerate the future president of the U.S. and find the real killer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Identity is bunk. What's in your wallet?"
A radical critique of the nation's penchant for highlighting diversity and ignoring financial inequality. Read full book review >

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HEDGEHUG'S HALLOWEEN by Benn Sutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A Halloween story that's more cozy than creepy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An adorable hedgehog forgets about the upcoming Halloween party. Now the day is here, and he has no costume to wear. Thank goodness he's got a determined and creative trio of friends to help him out. Read full book review >

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BLUE MADONNA  by James R. Benn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Benn's 11th Billy Boyle mystery has snappy dialogue, satisfying action scenes, and much interesting history about D-Day."
The Normandy invasion serves as backdrop for an army detective's toughest assignment yet: proving he's innocent of a trumped-up charge while rescuing a brave group of Resistance fighters. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES THE SUN by Nicole Dennis-Benn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Haunting and superbly crafted, this is a magical book from a writer of immense talent and intelligence."
The lives of three generations of women in Jamaica intersect as they try to build better lives. Read full book review >

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BILLY BOYLE by James R. Benn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Benn (On Desperate Ground, 2000) crafts a crackling good adventure, with much flavorsome period color, and an acceptable whodunit."
During WWII, a diplomatic mission in Norway turns into a murder probe. Read full book review >