Search Results: "David M. Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 24, 1991

"A savvy, provocative progress report that's fine fare for Fed sophisticates, albeit with precious few rewards for nonspecialists."
A quasi-insider's evenhanded evaluation of Alan Greenspan's stewardship as chairman of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors—an account that almost surely tells readers more than they care to know about the nuances of monetary policy. Read full book review >

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BABOON by David Jones
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Details of the baboons' daily lives are well-written and interesting, but the frame's confoundingly flimsy; steer discerning readers to Peter Dickinson's Eva instead. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
A clear and likable transformation story inside a distractingly problematic frame. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1989

English author Pryce-Jones (Paris in the Third Reich; Next Generation: Travels in Israel; etc.) offers a well-conceived, basically critical interpretation of the modern rise of Arab nationalism, as he focuses on the failure of the Arab states to fully take their place among the influential community of nations. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGE DEATH OF THE SOVIET EMPIRE by David Pryce-Jones
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 1995

"A wealth of detail from the warp and woof of Soviet society, but flawed by a lack of critical insight. (map) (Author tour)"
Pryce-Jones (The Closed Circle, 1989, etc.), who was for many years a correspondent in the Soviet Union for the Daily Telegraph, has written a strange and intriguing book on what is perhaps the central event of our time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"A succinct and approachable handbook for all the stuff that comes after the veterinary degree."
A debut guide seeks to flesh out the often lacking business education of veterinary school graduates. Read full book review >

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LITTLE GENIE: MAKE A WISH by Miranda Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2004

"A less sarcastic and less hip version of the TV show 'Fairly Odd Parents,' this will likely do well with girls just ready for chapters. (Fiction. 7-10)"
On her weekly Saturday flea market treasure hunt with her grandmother, fourth-grader-to-be Ali Miller finds a dusty lava lamp. Read full book review >

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WOMEN WARRIORS by David E. Jones
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

A full yet readable historical survey of women at war that convincingly shows females have long been soldiers and military leaders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

Jasen, an accomplished ragtime pianist and historian (Rags and Ragtime, 1978) and Jones, an actor and amateur jazz historian, offer an entertaining and thoughtful history of great but neglected African-American tunesmiths from the vaudeville and early jazz eras. Read full book review >

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BUNNY'S FIRST SPRING by Sally Lloyd-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2015

"The concluding quotation and the subtext of rebirth make this an oh-so-subtle Easter title that readers may well miss. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
A charming baby bunny experiences seasonal changes in his environment throughout his first year of life in this emotion-filled story from the author of The Jesus Storybook Bible (2007). Read full book review >

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HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, KING BABY by Sally Lloyd-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A royal serving of fun for the new-baby shelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A big sister's nose is out of joint when her baby brother arrives and makes a royal mess of what she regarded as her once-ideal life. Read full book review >

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RAINBOW CROW / NAGWEYAABI-AANDEG  by David Bouchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"This beautiful new edition of a familiar legend will be welcomed both for its pictures and its telling. (Folk tale. 7-12)"
An acclaimed Métis storyteller recounts a Lenape pourquoi tale explaining the crow's shiny black color and croaking voice as the result of bringing the gift of fire. Read full book review >