Search Results: "Corey Mead"


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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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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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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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Released: Nov. 11, 1942

"She writes extremely well, making something which sounds abstract, theoretical, limited, of immediacy and interest to all."
A sharp, discerning and quite fascinating study of the character structure of America, what we are ourselves, what made us this way and what we have which will enable us to win the war and form the postwar world. 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: Oct. 1, 2013

"A fairly conventional self-improvement outline with an intriguing poetic twist."
A self-help guide that offers a lifestyle plan based on a 118-year-old poem. Read full book review >

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BE A MAN FERGOD SAKE by Del Corey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2012

"An often engaging military novel that's best suited for an older audience seeking a sweet taste of the good old days."
Corey's debut novel follows a young soldier's sentimental journey to manhood. Read full book review >

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EXPLORING J.R.R. TOLKIEN'S <i>THE HOBBIT</i> by Corey Olsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Tolkien's roads, it seems, go ever, ever on, but with as amiable and knowledgeable a guide as Olsen, the weather remains fine and the journey sweet."
A journey across Middle-earth with an English teacher. 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 >