Search Results: "Christopher Bing"


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THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO by Helen Bannerman
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Simply superb. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The most controversial children's picture book in history is richly resurrected with truly sumptuous illustrations in a gorgeous oversized format. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A solid hit. (Poetry. 8+)"
"The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day. . . ." Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT RIDE OF PAUL REVERE by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Less a picture book than an illustrated poem, this offering may well serve to excite new audiences in a work to which everyone knows the opening lines—but nothing else. (Picture book/poetry. 8-12)"
An extraordinarily beautiful piece of bookmaking attempts to breathe new life into one of American literature's hoariest classics. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Its unusual appearance is guaranteed to draw readers to it; its striking graphics will keep them poring over the pages. (Biography. 10-13)"
Designed by Rich Deas to resemble in both look and size a yellowed memorial issue of a 19th-century tabloid, this one-year-later account of Lincoln's youth and political career features a linked set of lengthy, sharply analytical articles and a distinct period look, courtesy of Bing's always eye-catching illustrations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"A timely, eye-opening historical analysis that provides clarity around the difficult choices the next president faces."
Balanced, panoramic assessment of the Iraq War by former Marine and Reagan administration veteran West (No True Glory, 2005, etc.), who heralds American soldiers as its unsung heroes amid the "fog of Washington." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2006

"A humorous executive summary of Edward Gibbon, part of a series on various forms of enterprise for MBA types."
In a crafty, comic case study, Bing (nom de guerre of a mid-level suit working at a conglomerate) imagines Imperial Rome as a commercial operation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"A devastating critique of U.S. foreign policy regarding a seemingly endless war."
Marine veteran, Atlantic correspondent and assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration, West (The Strongest Tribe: War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq, 2008, etc.) offers a bleak view of the war in Afghanistan. Read full book review >

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THE PEPPERDOGS by Bing West
Released: Jan. 3, 2003

"First-novelist West, himself a former marine captain (The Villager, 1972) takes on complex themes here—duty, loyalty, and what to do when they conflict—and deals with them capably. Mostly, though, this is a story about warriors, told authoritatively and brilliantly."
When five Marines cross from Kosovo into Serbia to rescue a kidnapped comrade, they launch an international incident—and what might the best suspense novel of the year. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Unforgettable. (Author tour)"
In this riveting account of how one child died at the hands of the health-care system that would save her, Bing brings to light a mechanism gone wild with greed and obscured by the silence of knowing collaborators. Read full book review >

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THE CURRICULUM by Stanley Bing
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"Humorous, mostly informative guidance to the world of the 'business arts.'"
More than a full semester's worth of advice on being successful in business. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Worth reading not for its revelations about famous names, but for the author's ability to trace her journey through the many joys and obstacles of life in the modern era."
A diverting traipse through the world of fashion and film also reveals the struggles of a modern working woman. Read full book review >