Search Results: "David Greenberg"


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REPUBLIC OF SPIN by David Greenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 25, 2016

"At once scholarly, imaginative, and great fun."
From William McKinley to Barack Obama, a prizewinning historian looks at the tortured marriage of public relations and the modern presidency. Read full book review >

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SUPER SILLY SCHOOL POEMS by David Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"Stick with Prelutsky and Silverstein. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
A collection of poems to start the school year off with a laugh. Read full book review >

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NIXON’S SHADOW by David Greenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Thought-provoking from start to finish."
"No postwar politician did more to educate Americans to the primacy of image in politics" than Richard Nixon. So argues historian Greenberg in a rich work full of lessons and implications for spin doctors. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2006

"Silly Dilly Manners Songs, 2006), this may make its case for civilized behavior indirectly, but even dimmer readers will 'getiquette.' (Picture book/poetry. 7-11)"
"So if you're smart, you'll read my book / Of modern children's etiquette. / If you don't, I'm sad to say— / Your life will be pathetiquette." Read full book review >

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CROCS! by David T. Greenberg
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"For fans of the pair's previous books, this title will offer much of the same with a sweet edge entirely its own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Greenberg has mellowed some since the gleeful grotesqueries of his glorious Slugs! (1983), but his penchant for creatures creepy and crawly hasn't abated a jot. Read full book review >

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THE AZTEC EMPIRE  by Imogen Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"Ineffective and misleading. (Graphic nonfiction. 8-11)"
This comic-book-like synthesis of the Aztec empire surveys the history and culture of one of the major civilizations of pre-Hispanic Mexico. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1999

"The illustrations, despite their giddiness, have a decidedly old-fashioned feel, demonstrating Schindler's facility with nursery rhyme characterizations in finely inked cross-hatchings. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Some silly variations on the fates of familiar nursery rhyme characters add cheap laughs to traditional Mother Goose tales. Read full book review >

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NO RECK'NING MADE by Joanne Greenberg
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"The villains are heavy, heavy, but, still: an accessible tale offering plenty of ammo for the many presently grumbling about the state of our schools."
Greenberg is at her storytelling, hortatory best when involving her characters in isolating circumstances— ``abnormalities'' of birth (the plight of the blind and deaf in the moving Of Such Small Differences, 1988) or, as now, of poverty and also an ideological stance that goes against the tide. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Superior reporting."
Greenberg (Law and Security/New York Univ. School of Law; co-editor: The Enemy Combatant Papers, 2008, etc.) reconstructs the early history of the notorious detention camp, before it became a shameful symbol of America's War on Terror. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2008

"Will surprise even those who think they know the game."
First-time author Greenberg chronicles the overlooked football career of one of the sport's genuine innovators. Read full book review >

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HURRY DOWN SUNSHINE by Michael Greenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Bears enlightening and articulate witness to the sheer force of an oft-misunderstood disease."
Times Literary Supplement columnist Greenberg chronicles his 15-year-old daughter Sally's manic breakdown in vivid yet surprisingly detached prose. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"An ambitious overview that ultimately falls flat."
A wide-ranging look at politically motivated information leaks and the activists behind them. Read full book review >