Search Results: "Boris Gindin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"A little-known slice of Cold War history, as experienced by an insider and vividly retold by an old pro."
Nonfiction thriller about the Soviet naval mutiny that inspired The Hunt for Red October. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A smart, savvy portrait of arguably the country's most important publisher."
A thorough study of the gold standard in American literary publishing, complete with sex, sour editors and the occasional stumble into financial success. Read full book review >

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SISTER PELAGIA AND THE RED COCKEREL  by Boris Akunin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"That revelation is so long in coming, though, that newcomers overwhelmed by the rich feast Akunin spreads here may want to begin with the more modest fare offered in earlier volumes (Sister Pelagia and the Black Monk, 2008, etc.)."
The shipboard murder of a man who's both more and less than he seems to be launches Sister Pelagia on her most ambitious case. Read full book review >

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THE CHURCHILL FACTOR by Boris Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"Despite the author's drifts into hagiography and occasionally contrived prose ('his dentition was assisted by artifice'), reading about Churchill is always a delight, and Johnson is an accomplished, accessible writer."
London mayor Johnson (Johnson's Life of London: The People Who Made the City that Made the World, 2012, etc.) takes a look at the quintessential British leader and his massively widespread influence on global affairs.Read full book review >

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LENIN, HITLER, AND ME by Boris Kochanowsky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 2016

"A stirring recollection of the impact of global politics on one man's family."
In a posthumously published memoir, a Russian man relives the turbulence of revolution and war in the 20th century. Read full book review >

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A REPLACEMENT LIFE by Boris Fishman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"A smart first novel that's unafraid to find humor in atrocity."
An ambitious young writer compromises his integrity for the sake of his Russian forebears in Fishman's darkly comic, world-wise debut. Read full book review >

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DEADLY BONES by Boris Riskin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 19, 2008

"Heavy-handed plotting and a plethora of Shakespearean quotations—though Riskin does a fine job giving details about the laying on of tefillin."
A retired English teacher who had private-eye business cards printed up as a lark solves his second case. Read full book review >

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W IS FOR WEBSTER by Tracey Fern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A fascinating look at the determination and vision that led one man to create an essential resource. (author's note, sources) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Noah Webster's path to creating his iconic dictionary is brought to life in this picture book. Read full book review >

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PAPA'S MECHANICAL FISH by Candace Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"A humorous tribute to the zany, determined and innovative side of invention. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Virena, one of four children, provides inspiration for her aspiring inventor papa's latest ambitious construction: a submarine. Read full book review >

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MAX'S CASTLE by Kate Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"This homage to the power of imagination is one ingenious and entertaining game of wordplay. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Banks and Kulikov's Max is back in his third escapade of wordplay. Read full book review >

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MARIE CURIE by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Readers will emerge from this account with a new appreciation for both the scientific and social advances made by Curie, whose towering achievements justly earn her a place among the 'Giants.' (bibliography, web resources, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
Krull presents another top-notch scientific biography in the outstanding Giants of Science series. Read full book review >

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MAX’S WORDS by Kate Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2006

"It's a point that has been made elsewhere—most recently in Roni Schotter's The Boy Who Loved Words (March 2006), illustrated by Giselle Potter—but is always worth making again. (Picture book. 6-8)"
When a lad's request for a stamp or a coin from his brothers' collections is rudely rejected, he takes up collecting something far more valuable. Read full book review >