Search Results: "David V. Picker"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 10, 2013

"A thoroughly entertaining look at how artistic visions, strong personalities and business acumen can create great films."
A major motion-picture executive tells stories of his work on some of the 20th century's most famous films. Read full book review >

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WHAT DO ROOTS DO by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"But younger naturalists will absorb more from the likes of Allan Fowler's Taking Root (2000) or the plethora of more widely focused accounts of how plants grow. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Casting her text into verse to no obvious purpose or benefit, Kudlinski offers only a partial answer to the title question. Read full book review >

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ON BEING HUMAN by David V. White
Released: July 30, 2013

"A fine introduction to exploring life's biggest questions."
A wide-ranging, well-researched guide to examining what life's all about. Read full book review >

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Released: May 2, 2015

"An eminently readable, dialogic, and philosophical discourse for readers seeking to genuinely transform themselves."
White's (On Being Human, 2013) nonfiction work asks how people can make sense of their lives as wholes in a world in which compartmentalization is the order of the day. Read full book review >

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Vietnam 1968 by David V.  Mastran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 2016

"An informative, potentially controversial introduction to the war in Vietnam."
A Vietnam veteran reflects on his experience in this book that's part memoir and part historical analysis. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST PHARAOH by Lester Picker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"This historically based novel ably blends fact and fiction and considers the mutual love of a wise man and his protégé."
A child of Egyptian royalty is destined for greatness, in another historical fiction book by author Picker (2012, The Dagger of Isis). Read full book review >

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THE GLASS MAKER’S DAUGHTER by V.  Briceland
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Obvious connections to the culture of medieval Venice, from glass to silk to music to gondolas, provide color but not depth. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
There are some imaginative moments and one very good idea in this muddled fantasy, but also a lot of clunky dialogue, clichéd expressions and dei ex machinae. Read full book review >

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INFERNOTY by DON V.
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 31, 2009

"Repetitive structure, awkward writing style an abrupt ending hamper this surreal tale."
A strange, poorly written, yet frequently original short science-fiction novel. Read full book review >

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MYTHBORN by V. Lakshman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 25, 2013

"An ambitious, colorful and highly readable fantasy epic."
Debut fantasy novelist Lakshman offers a rousing epic in which supernatural beings threaten the world of their own creators. Read full book review >