Search Results: "Burton Yale Pines"


BOOK REVIEW

America's Greatest Blunder by Burton Yale Pines
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A carefully and winningly argued case against military adventurism."
A detailed look at one of history's greatest turning points: the American decision to intervene in the first world war. Read full book review >

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UNCERTAIN ROADS by Yale Strom
NONFICTION
Released: Dec. 31, 1993

"Maps; six songs, with music; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The author of A Tree Still Stands: Jewish Youth in Eastern Europe Today (1990) considers the Rom (gypsies) in similar format: their past, present status, and the lingering scars of the Holocaust (hundreds of thousands lost their lives to the Nazis); abundant candid photos, both b&w and in color; and extensive quotes from Rom of all ages in four countries: Romania, Hungary, Ukraine, Sweden. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER’S MADNESS by Paul Pines
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Frantic and meandering in its delivery, but nonetheless a searing portrait of a family hobbled by chronic mental illness."
Poet, novelist, jazz promoter and psychotherapist Pines (Redemption, 1997, etc.) harrowingly depicts the incremental psychological breakdown of his younger brother. Read full book review >

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Deliver Us From Evil by Deb Pines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2015

"A light, entertaining read from a mystery author whose pleasure in her characters remains evident and welcome."
A sports editor encounters death and duplicity in a small-town newsroom. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 1992

"Pines capably provides a reassuring message—that jealousy is normal and even potentially beneficial—for those who suffer its pangs."
A remarkably eclectic approach to understanding and coping with jealousy, by Berkeley psychologist Pines (Keeping the Spark Alive; coauthor, Career Burnout—both 1988). Read full book review >

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THE WEDDING THAT SAVED A TOWN by Yale Strom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A sense of worthy values is stressed while offering a flavor of the marriage rituals in a nontraditional setting. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With his village beleaguered by an outbreak of cholera, Pinsk's learned Rabbi Yamferd decides, as legend dictates, to initiate a miracle by officiating at a "black wedding" of two orphans in a cemetery. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Not a how-to guide for the lovelorn but a serious, research-oriented work of special interest to those involved in couples— therapy. (11 b&w photos) (Author tour)"
A couples— therapist's clinical look at how and why we fall in love removes some of the mystery from that most magical of human experiences. Read full book review >

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Life on Altamont Court by Trent D Pines
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2013

"A heartwarming memoir featuring funny stories of suburban life."
Pines' debut memoir offers a lighthearted, entertaining tale about his time on Altamont Court—a small, suburban cul-de-sac in Morristown, N.J.—and the neighbors who became his surrogate family. Read full book review >

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THE STAR WARS CRAFT BOOK by Bonnie Burton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2011

"Whimsical, straightforward fun for die-hard buffs of any age."
A career crafter shares the unfettered joys of Chewbacca Sock Puppets and Jabba the Hutt body pillows. Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Humphrey Burton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"Simply the best of the Bernstein biographies so far. (First printing of 60,000; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selection; ad/promo)"
A sensitive, well-balanced account of the great American maestro's life and works. Read full book review >