Search Results: "David G. Schwartz"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 5, 2006

"The thick historical detail may amount to overkill for the average reader, but it's a winning hand for the true student of gambling."
Man's unending thirst for the jackpot, from primitive dice games in early antiquity to the current online poker craze. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Inspiring idealism refreshingly free of jargon or fluff."
Intimate memoir and impassioned call to arms for prison reform from a respected criminal-justice advocate. Read full book review >

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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 >

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WHAT IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES? by Neil David Schwartz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A touching memoir of dealing with two losses."
A memoir of a father, his family and their collective battle with his daughter's cancer. Read full book review >

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PASOLINI REQUIEM by Barth David Schwartz
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Encyclopedic, microscopic portrait of a lean and thin-lipped narcissist, murdered by a 17-year-old thug he was paying to service. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photos—not seen.)"
The bad-taste life of a relentless sexual and political rebel and ever-scandalous bad boy of Italian cinema and the arts. Read full book review >

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IF DOGS WERE DINOSAURS by David M. Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Math didn't used to be this much fun—it's almost unfair. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
For his newest exercise in math without tears—unless you count tears of laughter—Schwartz invites readers to imagine how much food a dog the size of a T. rex would eat, how big the Earth would be if the Moon were a marble, how long a tongue would be if taste buds were as big as rose buds and similar ramifications for germs the size of gerbils, hair as thick as spaghetti, kayaks the size of cruise ships, a submarine sandwich as big as a submarine and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Aimed at slightly more advanced readers than Noelle Oliver's Twilight Hunt (August 2007), this also features a wider range of creatures, from fawns and a coyote to a flounder and a crab spider. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Not only do science and poetry blend nicely in this introduction to camouflage, but even sharp-eyed viewers will have trouble picking out the single small animals perched on similarly patterned backgrounds in Kuhn's nature photographs. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"For students as well as independent readers or browsers, this is a treat. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Eleven species that hide in the wild are described in poems, photographed in their natural habitat and revealed behind gatefolds, which, when opened, also include additional information. Read full book review >

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MILLIONS TO MEASURE by David M. Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"The Schwartz-Kellogg team has got it right again: this should be part of every professional's collection. (Picture book. 5-12)"
Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician returns, this time tackling measurement, in this latest installment of the winning "millions" series (If You Made a Million, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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HOW MUCH IS A MILLION? by Steven Kellogg
Released: May 17, 1985

"This isn't much of an arithmetic lesson, but as an exercise in imagining, it gets a boost from Kellogg, whose pictures always seem to be bursting with stars and extravagance and punctuation-marked wonder."
We all know a million is lots, and we all have trouble visualizing how much. Read full book review >