Search Results: "Christopher S. Stewart"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

In war-torn Serbia, a compulsive petty thief metamorphoses from mob boss to paramilitary warlord to international war criminal. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A great revival of an older genre, the treasure hunt, and associated adventures."
Wall Street Journal editor Stewart (Hunting the Tiger: The Fast Life and Violent Death of the Balkans' Most Dangerous Man, 2008) makes use of the legacy of a 1930s explorer and adventurer in a new attempt to locate a fabled city in the tropical rain forests of Honduras. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL BAND by Christopher S. Jennings
ANIMALS
Released: March 4, 2008

"With its die-cut dust jacket and familiar CG iconography, this will appeal to some pre-diabetic 'toon gazers but adds little of note to the current glut of retro-cartoon merch. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When their human owners motor off, two dogs and a cat—joined by "the gang from the zoo"—jam on a collection of actual and improvised instruments. Read full book review >

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FEATHERS by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"The combination of thoughtful approach and careful crafting makes this an excellent resource for early nature study. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
An album of images and a simple text reveal that birds' feathers are far more versatile than one might expect. Read full book review >

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HACKS by Christopher S. Wren
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Wren is never at a loss for an absurd situation or a touching moment."
A New York Times correspondent (The End of the Line: The Failure of Communism in the Soviet Union and China, 1990, etc.) exposes the less-than-glamorous underside of his heavily mythologized profession. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2004

"For the armchair hiker, a walk well worth taking."
Wielding the waspish wit he flashed in sending up the overblown aura of his chosen profession (Hacks, 1996), Wren sets off on his march into retirement by sending up himself. Read full book review >

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MACHIAVELLI by Christopher S. Celenza
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A compelling portrait of the life of a man 'subject to and involved in history, who believed…that by interpreting the past sagely, one could act more fruitfully in the present.'"
A brief, erudite exposition of the Florentine secretary's mores and intentions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 26, 2013

"A dispassionate, academic account supported by reasoned facts in place of political passions."
Two University of Washington political science professors offer a rigorous scholarly investigation of the tea party. Read full book review >

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TOYS by David Stewart
by David Stewart, illustrated by David Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"This and the other titles in the Black & White series may well become favorites for tots to chew on until they graduate to Donald Crews' graphically striking classics, such as Truck and Freight Train. (Board book. 3-18 mos.)"
There is much to talk about with baby in this sturdy, wordless, black-and-white board book. Read full book review >

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ADDIS BERNER BEAR FORGETS by Joel Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Written in spare rhythmic language, the text lends itself to being read aloud; however, a close inspection of the illustrations is absolutely necessary for full understanding and enjoyment of this subtle, lovely tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Addis Berner Bear, a brown bear, arrives in a large, nameless city amidst the chaos of swirling snow, speeding cars and rushing holiday shoppers. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE MY BABY by Christopher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2014

"A complex, powerful concept strained by its own length and ambition."
Ware's debut novel spans decades, taking on the abortion debate from the immediate aftermath of Roe v. Wade to the present day. Read full book review >

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DEXTER BEXLEY AND THE BIG BLUE BEASTIE ON THE ROAD by Joel Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Readers will be perfectly happy just to be on the ride. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie are at it again in this entertaining sequel to their eponymous debut (2007). Read full book review >