Search Results: "David G. Derrick Jr."


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS DON'T, SO I WON'T! by David G. Derrick Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"The clever premise of this well-worked-out story is likely to appeal as much to adults as to the children they get to share it with. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A knowledgeable mother turns the tables on her balky son by pointing out what animals DO. Read full book review >

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SID THE SQUID AND THE SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT JOB by David Derrick
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

Searching for the perfect job, Sid, a giant squid, leaves his ocean home for the big city. Read full book review >

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ZIKA by Donald G. McNeil Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2016

"Credit McNeil for a succinct summary of Zika to date, but be forewarned: this is a fast-breaking story, and the last word has yet to come, including how Zika will affect the American population as it journeys north."
Frightening words on the Zika virus from a reliable source: a New York Times science reporter who has covered virulent global infections for decades. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2007

"Well-intentioned yet ultimately flawed examination of the creative force unleashed through forgiveness."
A pastor uses field theory to expound on the power of forgiveness and the potency of creativity. Read full book review >

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A KILLING ON WALL STREET by Derrick Niederman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2000

"Here's hoping he travels lighter next time."
This unusual hybrid incorporates a primer on investment into a standard whodunit, as a mathematics professor-turned-securities-analyst-turned-YA author introduces Cliff Cavanaugh, securities analyst-turned-daytrader-turned-detective, called in by his former employers at Rutherford & Hayes to solve the murder of portfolio manager Kyle Hooperman. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1993

"An insider's illuminating, if tactful, appraisal of a defense establishment in transition, as well as of its varied constituencies and critics. (Eight pages of b&w photos—not seen)"
The low-key memoirs of a retired admiral whose ascent to four- star rank owed more to his world-class skills as a statesman and technocrat than to time at sea. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Through the worst possible means—his daughter's abduction—a father uncovers a great deal about life and himself in this engrossing work."
A distraught young parent learns a set of valuable lessons by writing letters that his missing child may never read. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL by David McCullough Jr.
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2014

"Neither sage nor curmudgeon, McCullough is a thoughtful pre-Socratic without a schadenfreude-soaked bone in his body."
The cult of exceptionalism, like celebrity worship, is draining us of our humanity and joy, suggests high school teacher McCullough, whose expertise comes from having nearly three decades of teaching experience and four children of his own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIETNAM 1945 by David G. Marr
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Meticulous and objective, an indispensable document for understanding the roots of American involvement in Vietnam. (32 b&w photos, not seen)"
A winning combination of scholarly tome and readable history, examining the portentous events culminating in the ``August Revolution'' of 1945, when Ho Chi Minh declared the independent Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Read full book review >

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The Swamp Witch by David G. Horton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2016

"A tale that derives its chills from a moody atmosphere and an unrelenting, unknown antagonist."
An ex-convict gets caught up in a murder investigation in a town full of stories about a local, bloodthirsty witch in Horton's (Small Towns, Country Roads, & Autumn Leaves, 2010) horror yarn.Read full book review >