Search Results: "David D. Burstein"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Stimulating accounts of what is being accomplished by an ambitious generation."
An inspiring look at what the millennial generation is doing in America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A thoughtful, instructive survey on what may lie ahead on a winding road that's still under construction."
A down-to-earth guide to the digital revolution (a.k.a. Read full book review >

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THE PUBLIC DIMENSION OF FOREIGN POLICY by David D. Newsom
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A quiet, restrained, but expert and highly professional assessment of the relationship of foreign policy and the public in America."
There may be no country in the world where it is more important to get public approval for foreign policy than the United States, and as Newsom (International Relations/Univ. of Virginia) makes clear in this valuable little book, there may be no country where it is harder to achieve. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

An erstwhile alarmist's reassessment of the socioeconomic threat posed by Japan in the wake of its recent success. Read full book review >

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THE PASSIONS OF ANDREW JACKSON by Andrew Burstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 17, 2003

"Nicely written and generally well-considered: particularly useful for students of the Jacksonian era."
Brawler, liar, adulterer, murderer. This was one of the great presidents? Read full book review >

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Released: May 21, 2013

"Readers who believe dreams are predictive will likely enjoy this book, which is really only saved by the author's talent as a writer. Burstein should drop the dream interpreting and stick to the history of our forefathers."
An acclaimed historian dives headlong into the dreams of some iconic Americans. Read full book review >

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CINDERELLA SKELETON by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"474, etc.) artwork is reminiscent of The Nightmare Before Christmas—perhaps that can't be helped when skeletons are the principals—but very much its own thing, with abundant cartoony comic licks and ghoulish creatures galore. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This fancy little piece of septet versifying works nicely as a vehicle to tell the story of the graveyard Cinderella. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"The same detectives appear in a baseball mystery, The Case of the Unnatural (ISBN: 0-71676506-3); both are BOMC alternates. (Fiction. 8-14)"
One of two brief mysteries based on Dragnet parodies aired on Children's Television Workshop's educational math program, Square One TV. Read full book review >

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AMERICA’S JUBILEE by Andrew Burstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 2001

"Burstein's evocative reconstruction shows Americans pausing to consider where they had been and where they were going. (20 b&w illustrations, 2 maps)"
An affecting portrait of the US on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Read full book review >

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Released: March 16, 1989

Using a wealth of primary materials, Hall (History/Boston U,; author of several books including The Faithful Shepherd: A History of the New England Ministry in the Seventeenth Century, 1972) lays open the intellectual world of 17th-century New England with a central focus on the "role of print culture in the making of popular religion." Read full book review >

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THE EIGHTH RANK by David D. Ross
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 17, 1991

"Only in the more thoughtfully plotted closing chapters does a semblance of ambition and vitality return to what is otherwise a sluggish, talky, and twiddling reprise of book one."
Second in the series following The Argus Gambit (1989), which introduced a near-future power struggle between stay-at- home reactionaries like megalomaniac businessman Horatius Krebs and a progressive conspiracy involving US President Shefferton, as well as various brilliant scientists whose aim is to build a star-drive and free humanity to expand into the galaxy. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN THREAD by David D. Weisher
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"An intriguing exploration of a whirlwind of concepts, from reincarnation to government conspiracy, tied together by one common thread: the presence of ancient aliens on Earth."
Weisher (Mysteries of Consciousness, 2005) endeavors to answer the fundamental questions of human existence: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? Read full book review >