Search Results: "Bruce Bueno de Mesquita"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Fruitful reading that will make it difficult to look at the world through quite the same eyes as in one's virginal, pre-game theory days."
"Politics is predictable," proclaims theorist Bueno de Mesquita (Politics/New York Univ.) in a work that adds a new dimension to the phrase "gaming the system." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A fruitful if arguable thesis yields a book worth reading in this election year."
A stimulating look at the presidency from the vantage point of the wars America has fought—and, in some instances, the none-too-noble reasons for them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"An unabashed study of the uses and abuses of realpolitik."
Why politics is a matter of gamesmanship, and why the winners are those who understand the rules of the game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD NEWS! I’M IN CHARGE! by Bruce Ingman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Fans of Jules Feiffer's recent excursions into the preteen id will find themselves on familiar ground here. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Unearthing a proclamation that makes him the boss of everything, a lad proceeds to make the best of it in this undiluted wish-fulfillment fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST PROPERTY by Bruce Ingman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"The story is not particularly new, but the pictures can be seen from the back of the room; the book works best as inspiration for children to put together their own scenes of comic domestic turmoil. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The mind behind When Martha's Away (1995) mines humor from the story of a family and a trail of disappearing objects. Read full book review >

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BEACH BALL--LEFT, RIGHT by Bruce McMillan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1992

"Notes on the photography and the participants. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-7)"
A huge plastic ball appears on one side of each appealing double-spread photo here, with the added interest of a child (playing at the shore); an artist; a dog; a fire truck; or simply the foaming surf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUTANT MANTIS LUNCH LADIES! by Bruce Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"'Freakity freaking freakiness!' (to quote Carlos) on a high and gleeful level. (Horror. 8-10)"
Seasoned fourth-grade monster hunters Carlos and Benny find heaping helpings of horror in the lunchroom. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS EAT WHINY CHILDREN by Bruce Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"There's nothing to whine about here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cartoonist and TV writer Kaplan delivers a witty, tightly controlled picture-book debut brimming with humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS GUM FOR HIRE by Bruce Hale
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"From title to tailpiece—a view of Chet as the charging figure atop the 'Weisenheimer Trophy'—this eye-rolling escapade will give the redoubtable reptile's growing legion of fans yet more reason to cheer and chortle. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fourth-grade gumshoe Chet Gecko checks in for his sixth pun-ishing caper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAILAWAY HOME by Bruce Degen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Perfect for toddlers showing their first signs of independence. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The fantastic adventures of a little pig who ``leaves'' his parents in order to fight pirates, to fly on a butterfly, and to ``Sailaway, sailaway,/Over the foam./Blow with the gale away,/Bail with a pail away,/Hitch to a whale, and then/Sailaway home.'' The rhymes always follow the same short and bouncy pattern; the animals look like toys, and the adventures are always rooted in a domestic setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAY OF THE DUCKLINGS by Bruce McMillan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Still, the concept is intriguing and should lead to further exploration. (author's note, short bibliography) (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
In order to help endangered eider ducks and to restore an island to its natural state, the Icelandic government has given a family permission to collect eggs of wild birds and raise them for release. Read full book review >