Search Results: "David E. Van Zandt"


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LIVING IN THE CHILDREN OF GOD by David E. Van Zandt
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1991

"Mo letter'' reproduced in an appendix has a lot more punch. (Nine halftones—not seen.)"
A curious volume about the cult known as the Children of God, from Van Zandt, a sociologist (Law/Northeastern) who infiltrated a British branch. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2006

"A few exotic adventures, some tense moments, lots of redundant reflections."
Triumphs and tragedies in the career of a former FBI agent who became one of the Bureau's first hostage-negotiation specialists. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A levelheaded, lucid guide to stock investing."
Van Knapp offers a friendly and comprehensive system for investing in stocks. Read full book review >

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CONGO by David van Reybrouck
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"Though the book is overlong, van Reybrouck makes a good case for the importance of Congo to world history and its ongoing centrality in a time of resurgent economic colonialism, this time on the part of China."
Sprawling portrait of a land that, by Belgian writer van Reybrouck's account, has been at the center of world history as well as a continent. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A levelheaded, lucid guide to stock investing."
Van Knapp offers a friendly and comprehensive system for investing in stocks. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU AS BIG AS THE WORLD by David Van Buren
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"The package is far from unique, but it would be a good gift for a cuddle-bear who's somehow missed all the others. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"I love you as big as the world. / I love you as deep as the sea. / I love you as bright as the sun. / I love you. / And I know you love me!" Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"B&w photos; extensive chapter notes; sources for further information; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
An excellent, balanced overview of gun control in the US. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Great stuff: inspiring indeed."
A marvelous history of American invention, profiling George Washington Carver (industrial uses of agricultural products) and including six women: Sally Fox (naturally colored cotton), Marie-Claire King (advances in breast cancer), Stephanie Kwolek (Kevlar), and logician Erna Schneider Hoover (the computerized telephone switching system) among them. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2005

"Completely captivating."
A fascinating slice of Hawaiian history, investigated with scholarly rigor by Stannard (American Studies/Univ. of Hawaii; American Holocaust, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Vivid and relentless, combining a formidable array of primary sources with meticulous analysis—a devastating reassessment of the Conquest as nothing less than a holy war, one that continues today from Guatemala to the sands of Arabia."
Yet another take on Columbus and his ilk, this one placing him in a Christian context of intolerance and genocidal tendencies; by Univ. of Hawaii historian Stannard (The Puritan Way of Death, 1977; Shrinking History, 1980, etc.). Read full book review >