Search Results: "Charles A. Amenta III"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Supportive without sugarcoating, this realistic account of a disorder that affects so many contains at its core a raw emotional heart. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Likable young Russell puts a face on autism. Read full book review >

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MY TRIP ABROAD, 1902-1903 BY RUTH KENT by Charles C. Cox, III
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 25, 2016

"A glimpse into the past that is more intriguing for the details of the period that it reveals than for the narrative it presents."
The past is brought to life in this reproduction of an early 20th-century travel journal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015

"A noble personification of the civil rights movement and an inspirational manual on instilling empowerment and possibility in today's youth."
A potent hybrid of prideful memoir and galvanizing guidebook derived from lectures on race and education. Read full book review >

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HUNTING SNOW TOPS by Charles N. George Sirtup III
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2017

"A bold, unsparing burlesque of new conservative nastiness and ageism—with presidential assassination and genocide—that threatens to Make Political Satire Great Again."
A 21st-century war in a vicious and vulgar America pits the elderly against greedy adult children and drugged-up bounty hunters carrying out a White House mandate to exterminate most citizens over age 59. Read full book review >

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FLYLAND by Charles N. George Sirtup III
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Readers who thrive on satire, allusion, irreverence, puns and all-around nonsense rolled into a well-told tale with serious underpinnings will relish this sturdy tome."
Ostensibly translated from the original fly text by debut author Sirtup, this four-volume book is a satiric pun fest featuring flies as the heroes. Read full book review >

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FUN WITH ROMAN NUMERALS by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"Comprehensive, readable and understandable, with a concrete activity, this is the resource for teachers. (Informational picture book. 7-12)"
This team once again hits a home run with their latest math title (Working with Fractions, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE VEGETARIAN TEEN by Charles A. Salter
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"Notes; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
While there are numerous books about keeping healthy, including psychologist-nutritionist Salter's simultaneously published Looking Good, Eating Right, this is one of the few concerned with adopting various degrees of vegetarianism. Read full book review >

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The eBay Code by Charles A. Salter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 12, 2013

"A broad, satisfying thriller that's as invigorating as it is charming."
In Maj. Brad Stout's return, he must foil a radiological threat against the president mere hours beforehis wedding. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 29, 2011

"This amalgamation of 'distinctly frivolous' stories lacks a strong selling-point, but you get the feeling early and often that Wells doesn't seem to much care whether he makes the sale so long as he gets to make the pitch."
Wells, a businessman from Middle America, presents his debut collection of short stories. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2002

"Alarmed readers may take some comfort in knowing, as Kupchan acknowledges, that it's difficult to forecast history. Even so, this will be a gloomy read for America-first types."
Being the world's sole superpower is a lonely business. But, writes former National Security Council advisor Kupchan, the US may not be alone for long. Read full book review >

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OPPOSING THE SYSTEM by Charles A. Reich
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Even with its many good points, this succeeds only as a sermon to the choir."
America has gone badly off course in the last quarter-century, asserts the author of the countercultural vade mecum The Greening of America (1970). ``We confront conditions that no decent society can tolerate, such as homelessness and the destruction of hope in millions of young people,'' Reich writes. ``We face the very real danger of nonsurvival if we do not change.'' He attributes many of these conditions to irresponsible, cancerous economic growth and to the economic coercion that fuels it, and he excels at showing that this supposed economic progress is in fact impoverishing. Read full book review >