Search Results: "Berlin Reed"


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THE ETHICAL BUTCHER by Berlin Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"A provocative, personal look at food production and locally sustained agriculture that may change the way readers decide what to put on their plates."
Part food memoir and part an argument for supporting sustainable, locally sourced organic food. Read full book review >

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THE PUZZLING WORLD OF WINSTON BREEN by Eric Berlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Both the children and the adults do learn to cooperate, an obvious message but one puzzle-loving readers may not mind. (Fiction. 10-14)"
For her tenth birthday, puzzle enthusiast Winston Breen gave his little sister Katie a decorative box with a secret compartment containing four curious strips of wood with numbers and letters. Read full book review >

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THE POTATO CHIP PUZZLES by Eric Berlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The joy for both contestants and readers of this brain-teasing mystery will be in the process. (Mystery. 9-12)"
When a local snack-food manufacturer creates a puzzle contest to benefit a school, Winston Breen and his two best friends represent their middle school, solving his six elaborate puzzles and an unexpected seventh: exposing a cheater. Read full book review >

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THE ROOTS OF ROMANTICISM by Isaiah Berlin
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Complicated by uneven syntax and repetitiousness betraying the genre of oral presentation, the book is a challenge even to the dedicated reader."
An edited transcript of lectures recorded by the BBC in 1966—67, this book is editor Hardy's (one of Isaiah Berlin's literary trustees) commendable effort to preserve the legacy of one of the most prominent thinkers of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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Released: May 20, 1976

"The essays do not overlap, but are presented in stimulating contrast to and concert with one another."
Vico, the great philosopher and legal theorist of the Enlightenment who lived and died in obscurity, was among the first to sound the prevailing modern theme. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 25, 2010

"An insightful meditation on the physical and cultural journeys of African-Americans in the United States."
A succinct study of how the migrations of African Americans, from the slavery era to the present, affected the development of black culture in America. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1979

"We therefore see Berlin, an essayist born, traveling from empiricism to Tolstoy."
For those whose acquaintance with Oxford's Isaiah Berlin rests primarily on Russian Thinkers (1978), this, the second of four volumes of his essays, may be a surprise. Read full book review >

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BELMONDO STYLE by Adam Berlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2004

"A start filled with real possibility degenerates into the formulaic."
Second-novelist Berlin (Headlock, 2000) offers another skillful yet surface-driven tale of two closely bonded males, this time a single father and his 16-year-old son. Read full book review >

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SWEET COMPETITION by Liz Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Bit of a sticky mess.(Picture book. 3-5)"
A linked pair of cherries is the star of this fable with a familiar theme: cooperation is better than competition. Read full book review >

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THE CROOKED TIMBER OF HUMANITY by Henry Hardy
Released: March 24, 1991

"Despite some inevitable overlap among the essays, Sir Isaiah proves a superb historical guide—humane, tolerant, elegant, and with dazzling insight into the dilemmas of our time."
A fifth volume of collected essays by Oxford philosopher and historian Berlin (Personal Impressions, 1980; Concepts and Categories, 1979) that demonstrates once again why he is probably the best historian of ideas in the world today. Read full book review >

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DAMAGED by Amy Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Haunting, in more ways than one. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Efficient, practical Kinsey finds herself haunted after her best and only friend, Camille, dies in a car accident Kinsey survives. Read full book review >