Search Results: "David Greenberg"


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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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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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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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HOW THE DEAD LIVE by Alvin Greenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Eventually, the stories seem as dead as their characters."
A ponderous collection by a Minnesota author (Going Nowhere, 1971, etc.) who seems to have mastered Poe's voice without plumbing his depth. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2006

"Greenberg's morning show will never sound the same when fans consider that he has already fielded his wife's sleepy plaints, his aunt's queries about gambling and his children's appeal for a warm caress, all before they tuned in to the station."
A pleasing slice of radio sportscaster Greenberg's life, giving an inkling of how he squares his family priorities with the absurd demands of his job. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF WOE by Gary Greenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2013

"Bright, humorous and seriously thoroughgoing, Greenberg takes all the DSMs for a spin as revealing as the emperor's new clothes."
A loose-limbed, skeptically informed critique of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, with particular interest in its forthcoming, fifth incarnation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A grim reminder of the many 'reasons why species should be preserved.'"
A shocking account of how the passenger pigeon, a bird found only in North America, became extinct. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN CATCH by Paul Greenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 2014

"A fascinating discussion of a multifaceted issue and a passionate call to action."
Blue Ocean Institute fellow Greenberg (Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, 2010, etc.) offers an optimistic perspective on the connection between preserving our salt marshes and restoring America's offshore seafood production. Read full book review >