Search Results: "David McNeill"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Harrowing, sensitive stories of heroism during one of the most traumatic natural disasters in Japanese history."
Eyewitness accounts of the Japanese tsunami disaster that unfolded on March 11, 2011. Read full book review >

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PRESS RELATIONS by Elisabeth McNeill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Mild, aimless chitchat with murder tossed in toward the end, too little and too late."
A period idyll chronicling quasi-domestic life in an Edinburgh pressroom. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT ROMANS by Sarah McNeill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1998

"The maps are good, and the text is concise, but there is little in these pages that isn't covered in a dozen other books. (maps, charts, diagrams, chronologies, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A collection of snippets of information that offer an overview of ancient Rome, from its legendary founding by Romulus and Remus to the overrunning of the Empire by Goths, Huns, and Vandals. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CODFISH by J.D. McNeill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"McNeill sensitively explores the difficulty of change in this impressive debut, whether it's the increasing scarcity of good fishing, or a father and son needing to move on with their lives. (Fiction. 10-15)"
A thoughtful and at times riveting story of a 15-year-old boy who hasn't spoken since his mother died in a boating accident seven years earlier. Read full book review >

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THE FACE by Daniel McNeill
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 1998

"But McNeill's thoroughness, wide-ranging research, and deft touch make for an engaging and revealing tale. (40 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
From ear to ear and including everything in between, a comprehensive, occasionally disproportionate, look at all things related to the human face. Read full book review >

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ALBERT GOES TO TOWN by Jennifer Jordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"McNeill's illustrations, with a retro look and sparkling with color, are ideal. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Albert takes a mystery tour of his neighbor's backyard in this salute to the workings of imagination. Read full book review >

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FUZZY LOGIC by Daniel McNeill
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 25, 1993

"This one, while fuzzy in details, at least serves to introduce readers to the concepts and a dazzling cast of characters."
The concept of fuzzy logic has been surfacing as the wave of the future on the business pages and in articles on Japan. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1982

"As a survey of military history, though, it's a work of exceptional breadth."
In his Plagues and Peoples (1976) University of Chicago historian McNeill surveyed world history from the perspective of the influence of microparasites in human life and social organization; this much longer overview is based on "macroparasites"—i.e., other human beings. Read full book review >

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"A fair and stimulating look at an immensely gifted, immensely flawed figure."
The reputation of Arnold Toynbee—whose Study of History was called by Time magazine "the best available guide to the meaning of history and the destiny of humankind"—has over the intervening years slipped into a scholarly limbo. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH MISTER by Debra Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A colorful, bouncy romp. (Picture book. 3-8)"
One of the great recurring themes in children's books, the power of imagination, joins with one of the great themes of childhood, the wish for a pet. Read full book review >

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Released: May 28, 1947

"A useful book, quick highspotting of modern history in the making, brief pen portraits of the leaders."
Current interest in and concern with Greece and our commitments there will make this book of immediate interest to many who have not previously provided a market. Read full book review >

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Released: May 9, 1974

"It is a model which has tacitly informed his work for some time; its explicit enunciation is enlightening."
McNeill wishes to "demonstrate the feasability as well as the importance of explicitly seeking an overall interpretive scheme for European history." Read full book review >