Search Results: "Carol Bradley"


BOOK REVIEW

LAST CHAIN ON BILLIE by Carol Bradley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2014

"A moving and informative account of the plight of trained elephants in the U.S. and the efforts of those who have created an asylum for them."
A behind-the-scenes look at the life of circus and zoo elephants. Read full book review >

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LOVE, MAMA by Jeanette Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2017

"This will provide both reassurance to children missing their own loved ones and ideas for staying connected. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A package in the mail helps a baby penguin know that his mother loves him even though miles separate them. Read full book review >

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IBN AL-HAYTHAM by Bradley Steffens
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 7, 2007

"Despite captions that are printed in red and therefore largely illegible, the many color pictures enhance this illuminating narrative with maps, diagrams, prints (including an old portrait of Muhammad) and images of illustrated manuscript pages. (index, multimedia resource lists) (Biography. 11-13)"
In this clearly written, carefully reasoned profile, Steffens not only traces the scantly documented life of one of early modern science's giants (better known in Europe as Alhazen), but also places him both within the broader contexts of early Muslim society, and of the whole history of science. Read full book review >

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Raison d'être, II by bradley james
Released: Jan. 4, 2014

"A collection that's repetitive and vague at times, but bolstered by vivid imagery and compelling invitations to contemplation."
An imaginative, atmospheric follow-up to James' poetry collection Raison d'etre, I (2014). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Ought to ratchet the national anxiety meter up a notch, and deflate a few Sunday morning gasbags in the defense industry and on Capitol Hill."
Now that many feel less sanguine about what may come dropping out of the clear blue sky, Graham, an old hand at reporting military affairs for the Washington Post, provides a balanced and disturbing overview of America's capacity to protect itself against incoming missiles. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2008

"Bradley provides entertainment aplenty, though nostalgic baseball fans and Yanks/Sox diehards will reap the greatest benefit."
Yet another chronicle of the epic New York/Boston rivalry, this time focusing on the legendary one-game playoff for the Eastern Division championship in 1978. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"Refreshingly free of self-serious dogmatism, the author's study of other religions shows how it deepened his commitment to his Christian faith."
An American Catholic theologian offers a candid memoir about his unusual spiritual journey and a plea for ecumenical tolerance. Read full book review >

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Made Men by Bradley Ernst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2016

"A haunting historical backdrop provides a base for a triad of curious but irresistible characters."
Three boys, products of a Nazi geneticist's experiment, break free from their confines, with one of them becoming a proficient killer, in the second of Ernst's (Inhumanum, 2016) thriller series.Read full book review >

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SPEAKING FROM AMONG THE BONES by Alan Bradley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"The Flavia bandwagon rolls on: Not only will she star in five more novels, but she'll also shine in several made-for-television films."
Irrepressible Flavia de Luce, the self-taught whiz kid who adores cyanide and has a soft spot for strychnine, confronts lead poisoning. Read full book review >

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WE CAN ALL DO BETTER by Bill Bradley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"An important contribution to the national discussion with appeal to independents as well as the more traditionally party-minded."
The three-term Democratic senator shares his political perspective and primary concerns for the United States. Read full book review >

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THE GRAVE'S A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE by Alan Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Despite a climactic attempt on her life, Bradley's unquenchable heroine brings 'the most complicated case I had ever come across' to a highly satisfying conclusion, with the promise of still brighter days ahead."
Now that both King George VI and her own beloved father have died (Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd, 2016, etc.), preteen sleuth/savant/troublemaker Flavia de Luce fears that she'll have to submit to the iron rule of her Aunt Felicity—but not before another "happy holiday" with murder intervenes. Read full book review >

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LIVING DOLL by Jane Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A horrifying account that at times, though, relies more on mood than on the cooler reportage that might deliver the story's meaning to fuller effect."
From the author of the story collection Power Lines (1989): a thinly disguised autobiographical first novel that creates a poignant record of sexual abuse. Read full book review >