Search Results: "David P. Van Knapp"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A levelheaded, lucid guide to stock investing."
Van Knapp offers a friendly and comprehensive system for investing in stocks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A levelheaded, lucid guide to stock investing."
Van Knapp offers a friendly and comprehensive system for investing in stocks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GO GO DOGS by Jennifer Knapp
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"In some ways, the art recalls Maira Kalman's work, without her skill; the adventures resemble those of her Max, without the wit. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A first-person narrator introduces "my dogs," one who ponders astrophysics and one is "too busy barking to waste time thinking." Read full book review >

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BLOODSUCKERS by Ron Knapp
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"For those who believe that science is sufficiently compelling on its own, the overall treatment of this material is rather sensationalized. (notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This entry in the Weird and Wacky Science series presents the many creatures that suck blood: mosquitoes, vampire bats, head lice, lampreys, fleas, and leeches. Read full book review >

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SHADY TRAILS IN A LIGHT FOG by Colin Knapp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A respectable first outing by Knapp, featuring tales that aren't for the faint of heart."
A debut collection of 20 short stories in which many characters struggle to survive and some find hope and redemption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONGO by David van Reybrouck
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"Though the book is overlong, van Reybrouck makes a good case for the importance of Congo to world history and its ongoing centrality in a time of resurgent economic colonialism, this time on the part of China."
Sprawling portrait of a land that, by Belgian writer van Reybrouck's account, has been at the center of world history as well as a continent. Read full book review >

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THE MONEY FOUNTAIN by Robert J Van Eyden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2013

"A charming, easy-to-read fable providing useful pointers on personal finance management."
In this finance-focused tale, a South African ex-athlete is led on a journey to uncover the secrets to achieving lasting wealth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Revealing look at yet another facet of the army's racial politics."
Drawing on interviews with the survivors, journalist Colley paints a "Band of Others" picture of the first integrated unit to see combat in WWII. Read full book review >

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MURDER MOST UNFORTUNATE by David P. Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Like many overseas regionals, Wagner's latest is part puzzle, part travelogue, likely to appeal most to readers who want a proxy visit to Italy."
Interpreter Rick Montoya (Death in the Dolomites, 2014, etc.) earns an unexpected vacation when an art conference ends in murder.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 21, 1992

"A well-timed clarion call that ultimately mirrors its own picture of the philosophy it celebrates—messy, vital, infuriating, and invigorating."
A spirited defense of American liberalism that proves every bit as engaging and cantankerous (and wordy) as its subtitle. Read full book review >