Search Results: "Corey Mead"


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WAR PLAY by Corey Mead
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Readers will learn something they didn't realize it was important to know."
A surprisingly profound little book about the rise of the "military-entertainment complex" in the wake of America's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Read full book review >

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ANGELIC MUSIC by Corey Mead
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Mead keeps the current swift, removing rough rocks that might disrupt our pleasant, engaging trip downstream with him."
The genesis, rise, fall, and rise again of Benjamin Franklin's mid-18th-century rub-the-glasses device, whose enormous popularity led to wild claims about both its salutary and detrimental effects on listeners. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 18, 1977

"Written in the unencumbered style of Blackberry Winter, with the same regard for paradox and continuities, her letters furnish a vivid, uncensored overview of emerging sensitivities and the shaping of a discipline."
When Margaret Mead left for Samoa in 1925, she had never been abroad, never spoken a foreign language, never spent a day alone. Read full book review >

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DAWN AND DUSK by Alice Mead
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"It's an important story, and any reader, young or old, wishing to know more about Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, Sudan and other troubled spots of the modern world would do well to start with Mead's many informative works. (Fiction. 10+)"
It was an ordinary day when the bombs fell over Sardasht, Iran. Read full book review >

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JUNEBUG AND THE REVEREND by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A fine follow-up. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Mead's prose is fluid and rhythmic in this sequel to Junebug (1995). Read full book review >

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JUNEBUG by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 1995

"Readers will be rooting for Junebug and his dreams all the way. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Reeve McClain, Jr.Junebughas a dream of one day escaping the decrepit housing project in which he, little sister Tasha, and his mother are forced to live, a dream in which he's a ship's captain, sailing free. Read full book review >

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THE GLITTERING COURT by Richelle Mead
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 5, 2016

"A historical-hodgepodge guilty pleasure. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
A runaway countess escapes an arranged marriage through a business that brings brides to the most eligible bachelors of the New World of Adoria. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2013

"Mostly fun campfire ghost stories marred by pseudo-scientific babble and a self-conscious rock-star attitude."
Slipknot singer sees dead people. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 9, 1969

"Perhaps the real point is that the word 'generation' has lost meaning and we must substitute a new term for groups only five or six years apart who act as the links between those who came before and those who come after."
"The future is now," Margaret Mead says as the coda of her series of three essays developed from the Man and Nature lectures at the American Museum of Natural History. Read full book review >

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MALE AND FEMALE by Margaret Mead
Released: Oct. 20, 1929

Sub-titled "A Study of the Sexes in a Changing World", this tri-partite analysis, based on anthropological insights, examines firstly the differences and the similarities of the bodies of human beings on which our concepts of sex are built; secondly the problems of sex in society, in family life; and finally, the sexes in contemporary America. Read full book review >

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FOX AND THE JUMPING CONTEST by Corey R. Tabor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Kids may want to have jumping contests of their own after reading this—just omit jetpacks. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A trickster jumps on a sneaky scheme to best all others in a contest. Read full book review >