Search Results: "Dan Baum"


BOOK REVIEW

GUN GUYS by Dan Baum
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2013

"Though many liberals will dislike Baum's conclusions (and gun rights crusaders may distrust him regardless), he offers a thoughtful corrective to the mutual ideological hysteria surrounding the issue of guns in America. The book should gain further exposure and/or controversy following the tragedy in Newtown, Conn."
Engrossing social study from a rara avis: an East Coast progressive who's also a gun enthusiast. Read full book review >

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CITIZEN COORS by Dan Baum
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"Although the narrative is occasionally plodding, Baum's history is incendiary, providing fuel for many a political fire."
An anecdotal history tracing the fortunes of the American brewing family known as much for its right-wing politics as for its suds, written by former Wall Street Journal reporter Baum (Smoke and Mirrors, 1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1996

"A passionate salvo in the bitter debate over drug policy."
A thoroughly researched attack on America's war on drugs. Read full book review >

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NINE LIVES by Dan Baum
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"One of those rare occasions when journalism crosses the threshold of art."
The Crescent City beyond Bourbon Street. Read full book review >

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DAN CHAON
by Stephanie Buschardt

When bestselling author Dan Chaon heard about a conspiracy at his sister’s university linking a string of drowning deaths to a serial killer, he scribbled it down in his notebook and let it simmer—for 10 years. “I kept trying to figure out a way to go back to it,” says Chaon. “And then eventually that image of [a] kid ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF BODY by Thomas Baum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 1997

"Still, for much of its length a tough, original, and compelling debut, showing great promise. (Author tour)"
Strong debut suspense novel set in Seattle. Read full book review >

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FEELING JEWISH by Devorah  Baum
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"An impressive work of intellect and presentation."
Unique theories on how "feeling Jewish" plays out not only among secular Jews, but also among individuals with no Jewish heritage. Read full book review >

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GRAND HOTEL by Vicki Baum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"The book is kin to both the stories of Stefan Zweig and the films of Max Ophüls, both artists who chronicled devastating loss but drew our eyes to the exquisite fluidity with which the most precious things slid through their characters' elegant, manicured fingers."
The well-born and the downtrodden live out their fates against the backdrop of a Berlin luxury hotel in Baum's 1929 bestseller. Read full book review >

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I HAVE A LITTLE DREIDEL by Maxie Baum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Latke recipe, game directions and song sheet are appended. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The standard dreidel song is enhanced with extra verses describing the Hanukkah celebration of family gathering, making and eating latkes, lighting of the menorah and, of course, rules and ways to play the dreidel game. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING TO DEATH by G.D. Baum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"Lock and the mystery have little impact, but they're surrounded by colorful characters and regaling tales."
In Baum's (Point and Shoot, 2006) latest thriller, private eye and bodyguard Lock Tourmaline returns to solve the murder of a client's brother, killed in prison. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE WHO BRAVED BEDTIME by Louis Baum
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Her imaginatively detailed watercolor paintings demonstrate a fine manipulation of light and shadow, showcasing a mouse-eye view of the world where colorful paperclips form a jump rope and Milo's rodent father rows a sponge boat with a toothbrush oar. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Milo, a captivating British mouse, propels this warmly reassuring tale about a common childhood fear. Read full book review >

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OZBOOK by L. Frank Baum
by L. Frank Baum, adapted and illustrated by Eglé Urbonaviciuté, developed by Slypot
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 20, 2011

"A worthy interactive update of the beloved classic. (iPad storybook app. 5 & up)"
With the help of often-brilliant interactive elements, this 17-chapter abridgement manages to update the language while staying true to Baum's original story. Read full book review >