Search Results: "Charles Graeber"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 9, 2013

"A thrilling and suspenseful page-turner that is sure to be loved by the majority of readers, who will be both horrified and fascinated."
The terrifying, true tale of nurse Charles Cullen, a man who worked with the most vulnerable of patients for 16 years, delivering life or death on a whim. Read full book review >

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THE DEMOCRACY PROJECT by David Graeber
NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2013

"Resolutely, proudly left wing/radical/anarchic with an exuberant optimism that usually keeps the tendentious text aloft."
A professor and social activist for Occupy Wall Street rehearses the history of OWS and of democracy and argues for a more "horizontal" approach to political decision-making. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A sharp, oddly sympathetic and highly readable account of how big government works—or doesn't work, depending on your point of view."
Hate bureaucrats? Then stop supporting violent states. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOBODY'S DOG by Charlotte Graeber
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1998

"Miss Pepper herself is white-haired but wears sneakers, a sensible sun hat, and a fabulous blue-flowered vest. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A small, hand-sized book about a small, lap-sized dog. Read full book review >

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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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YOUR BEST BETS FOR FASCINATING SF/F/H READS IN JULY
by John DeNardo

Summer reading season is in full swing, and if you'd like to join the beach party, there's plenty of entertainment to be found in the pages of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. July's cream of the crop includes stories about a robot hitman, a dark and previously unseen perspective on Peter Pan, a woman with supernatural ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ASTONISHING ANIMAL ABC by Charles Fuge
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2011

"Cute enough, but not likely to inspire repeated readings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Alliteration and rhyme abound in Fuge's latest, an abecedarian salute to anthropomorphized animals. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE ANT by Charles Micucci
ANIMALS
Released: March 24, 2003

"Closing with a three-sentence version of Aesop's famous fable, plus two other literary references to ants, this close-up, but wide-angled follow-up to Arthur Dorros's Ant Cities (1987) makes a readable, engaging alternative to the many photographic treatments of the subject. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
With a characteristic mix of briefly stated facts and lucid, not-always-completely-serious pictures, the author of The Life and Times of the Honeybee (1995) profiles an equally ancient, even more successful, social insect. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE HONEYBEE by Charles Micucci
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"Honeybees are fascinating and have been extensively researched; most science enthusiasts will want more information than this title provides. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
The author of The Life and Times of the Apple (Orchard, 1992) uses the same breezy, colorful format to introduce the honeybee, its history, anatomy, odd facts, and daily life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALL FROM GRACE by Charles Benoit
Released: May 8, 2012

"A slow-build, film-noir high-school drama. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Lies, lust and betrayal just don't add up fast enough. Read full book review >