Search Results: "David Sinclair"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"A top-notch survey of the vast dimensions of human greed. (11 b&w photos)"
The bizarre tale of a Central American land swindle that rivals for implausibility those country song lyrics about "ocean-front property in Arizona." Read full book review >

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The Tortoise & the Hare by Katelyn Sinclair
Released: May 2, 2016

"A well-crafted, charming read-aloud version of a famous tale about the importance of perseverance."
A retelling of Aesop's animal fable that features unusual rhythms. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The structure and function of all kinds of eyes are given a precise and readable treatment enhanced by color photos. Read full book review >

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I LEFT MY BACK DOOR OPEN by April Sinclair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 1999

"Uneven at the end, but an amusing read."
A witty narrative and sympathetic characters rescue (but just barely) a story that overexerts itself to include nearly every anxiety known to pop culture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A well-deserved, long-overdue celebration of some unsung heroes of WWII."
A detailed, well-researched account of the people who ran the top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, whose work helped the Allies win World War II. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN SMOKE by Iain  Sinclair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"Melding reportage and memoir, this gossipy, idiosyncratic cultural history offers a fresh, unvarnished look at an eccentric, brash and dynamic cast of literary rebels."
An intrepid British writer takes to the road in search of the Beats. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"Clairs—one sure to interest any serious student of the Middle Ages. (Thirty- two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
In a highly eclectic approach to medieval history, the prolific Sinclair (Spiegel, 1987, etc.) explores links between his ancestors—the St. Read full book review >

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O SHEPHERD, SPEAK! by Upton Sinclair
Released: July 22, 1949

"I doubt it, for the Lanny Budd fan will go through with him to the end."
This the tenth- and the author expresses his hope, the last —of the Lanny Budd series, brings the adventures of the presidential agent through the war crimes trials, the conflict- diplomatically speaking- with the Soviet, and finds him at the end in a position of trust with the new administration, sent to Moscow as Trumen's personal representative. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 7, 1962

"This protest of life, at 83, telling many generations that Upton Sinclair is still among us, will be read more deeply than it was written."
This is Upton Sinclair's protest to the world signifying that he is still very much alive. Read full book review >

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LITTLE STEEL by Upton Sinclair
Released: Sept. 22, 1938

"Sinclair can write."
This is the first important book Upton Sinclair has written since Oil. Read full book review >

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THE GNOMOBILE by Upton Sinclair
Released: Sept. 8, 1936

"It's the kind of spoofing adults like better than children."
A fairy tale, with a mildly apparent lesson in tree conservation. Read full book review >