Search Results: "Chris Edelson"


BOOK REVIEW

POWER WITHOUT CONSTRAINT by Chris Edelson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2016

"A powerful warning about the future of constitutional government and an indictment of the ways it has been undermined in the recent past."
Edelson (Government/American Univ.; Emergency Presidential Power: From the Drafting of the Constitution to the War on Terror, 2013) raises troubling questions about the Barack Obama administration.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"This collection of documents and arguments makes a timely companion to current, ongoing political discussions."
Unable to "find a suitable book to use for a new class on emergency presidential power and the war on terror," Edelson (Government/American Univ.) wrote this one as a primer. Read full book review >

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BAD HOUSEKEEPING by Julie Edelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1995

"Aptly titled, then: an ambitious, but stylistically cluttered, debut."
A thickly wrought second novel (No News Is Good, 1986) exploring a divorced, tragically hip, '60s-bred mother's attempts to cope with the challenges of raising '90s kids. Read full book review >

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COURTING DISASTER by Julie Edelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"The finale, though, steps too far over the credibility line, ringing a sour note in what is otherwise a wonderful chorus of wacky southern voices."
Love and life, death and the law—all mix and match in this freewheeling southern comedy from Edelson (Bad Housekeeping, 1995, etc.), as a family warped by tragedy careens toward a catastrophe in the unlikely form of a Thanksgiving dinner. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1998

"Well-versed scientists may find this volume interesting; however, others will find it just too difficult. (b&w photos and drawings, chronology, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
This latest addition to the Portraits in Science series is somewhat disjointed and unfocused. Read full book review >

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HEALTH
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

An earnest addition to the Straight Talk series tackles the explosive issue of teen pregnancy. Read full book review >

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MALKEH AND HER CHILDREN by Marjorie Edelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Life-affirming fiction—sentimental, perhaps, but enjoyably so."
Inspired by family legends of life in pre-Revolutionary Russia, Edelson creates a refreshingly earthy first novel featuring an obstinate provincial Jewish woman whose children are destined to emigrate to America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS TRUCE by Aaron Shepard
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Among the many entries celebrating this event's centennial, librarians and teachers should welcome this historically accurate telling for ages 9 and up."
Veteran children's author Aaron Shepard (The Baker's Dozen, 2010, etc.) tells the true story of how World War I troops on both sides of the trenches spontaneously observed Christmas 1914 together. Read full book review >

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I BELIEVE IN GENEVIEVE by Jenny Craig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"Grandmas who believe in the Jenny Craig weight-loss program are the only possible market for this book. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Weight-loss guru Craig offers lifestyle advice for children wrapped up in a sugary junk-food version of a pony story. Read full book review >

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FINDING THE STORY WITH CHRIS BARTON
by Julie Danielson

The “sneaky, stripy” camouflaged ships of World War I, painted with unconventional patterns so as to confuse the enemy, may be the subject at hand in Chris Barton’s new picture book, Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion, but it’s really about so much more. It’s also a book about information overload, changing technology, war strategy, art ...


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BOOK REVIEW

AWESOME ORIGINS by Chris Giarrusso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Formulaic, built on well-worn tropes and replete with cheap jabs at grown-ups—destined, in other words, to be an easy sell. (afterword) (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 9-11)"
Spun off from Giarrusso's G-Man comics series, a wannabe superhero's journal assignment records epic triumphs along with a catalog of middle-grade woes. Read full book review >

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DINOTRUX DIG THE BEACH by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Readers won't want to wait to find out where the Dinotrux will go next. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The third in Gall's crashing, smashing series takes the hot and grumpy Dinotrux on a vacation to the beach. What mayhem will ensue? Read full book review >