Search Results: "Chester E. Finn Jr."


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A fact-driven, clear text that will be of interest to educators as well as parents of students at selective public high schools."
A cogent exploration of the struggle to balance equity and excellence in America's most academically selective public high schools. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 1991

"A sincere, if too heroic, plea worth reading by educators and concerned parents."
A call to arms to fundamentally revolutionize the catastrophically afflicted public education system in the US. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2008

"A readable, enjoyable, even believable book whose greatest value is the promotion of unbiased critical analysis."
Challenging evolution and creationism, Strickling concludes that Earth's past, including the creation of life, is largely shaped by the planet's history of catastrophic events. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"Touching poetry about love, grief, and the ties that always bind."
LeBlanc's collection of poems charts his development as a poet, husband, and father. Read full book review >

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ALDRIC & ANNELIESE by Harry E. Gilleland, Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2011

"A simple, brief story to pass a couple of hours."
The story of a king, damsels in distress and knights to rescue them all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"'You cannot understand the United States without grappling with race and the civil rights struggle,' writes Cobb. He's right, and his book makes a valuable contribution."
A vade mecum for students of recent history, seeking to comprehend the last century's ongoing struggle for civil rights for all citizens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"Thought-provoking and studded with piercing ironies."
A frank look at the complexities and contradictions of the civil rights movement, particularly with regard to the intertwined issues of nonviolence and self-defense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2015

"A noteworthy chronicle—and surprising appreciation—of two well-matched foes from the Greatest Generation."
A debut book details the fighting lives of two soldiers in the South Pacific during World War II, one a U.S. Navy officer, the other a young Japanese lieutenant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROCK JAW LADIES CLUB by E. T. Baysden, Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Warm, witty recollections well-aware of their absurdity."
Absurdity and drama go hand in hand in Baysden's witty, loopy memoir of his time as a Navy adviser during the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUSY FARM by Rebecca Finn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2012

"Though bright and busy, it's the movable parts that really make this farm a memorable one to visit. (Board book. 1-3)"
A farming family's work is never done. Read full book review >