Search Results: "Dominic Streatfeild"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Colorfully reported, not so carefully reasoned."
A British journalist's tales of world-wide misery caused by America's blundering response to 9/11. Read full book review >

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COCAINE by Dominic Streatfeild
NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 2002

"So readers will feel on dipping into this box of snuff. In the hands of a seasoned writer—for some reason Hunter Thompson comes to mind—this might have had some oomph. As it is, best to just say no."
A hyperactive celebration of Erythroxylum coca and its most powerful by-product. Read full book review >

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SANTA AND THE THREE BEARS by Dominic Catalano
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A satisfying sugarplum for holiday story times with a wide range of children, from preschoolers through second graders. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Original Christmas stories don't grow on pine trees, but this story of Papa, Mama, and Baby (Polar) Bear trying out the food, chairs, and bed in a cozy cottage at the North Pole strikes a balance that is just right. Read full book review >

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MR. BASSET PLAYS by Dominic Catalano
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"The large size of the soft, bright illustrations and the clear design make this a good choice for sharing with friends. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Wealthy, serious businessdog Mr. Basset learns the value of friends and play in this humorous cautionary tale. Read full book review >

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DISCO BOY by Dominic Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"A light-hearted celebration of things uncool."
Australian TV writer Knight, a founder of comedy troupe The Chaser, abandons hard satire for softer emotions in his affectionate debut about a beta male finding his way. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT AND DISTANT SHORES by Dominic Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Beautifully researched and ripe with symbolism—an enthralling narrative peopled by characters both exotic and real."
Written with extraordinary literary grace, Smith's (The Beautiful Miscellaneous, 2007, etc.) third novel gleams as a gem of evocative historical fiction. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHT WAY TO LOSE A WAR by Dominic Tierney
NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2015

"Tierney is clearly not optimistic about real change in the near future, but his useful book's coda offers some interesting long-term strategies to avoid endless war in the future."
A manifesto that offers alternative stratagems to waging war in a changing geopolitical landscape. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2004

"A worthy reexamination of the politician whom many remember fondly today—yet who is still likened to Harold Stassen as a born loser."
Thoughtful biography of the quintessential American liberal who, toward the end of his political career, was "challenging the very premises of the liberalism that he had himself championed." Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS II by Dominic Lieven
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A rare balance of personal and political insight: timely and persuasive."
Lieven (a political historian at the London School of Economics whose specialty is imperial Russia: Russia's Rulers Before the Revolution, 1989, etc.—not reviewed) reinterprets the life and political significance of Nicholas II in light of the USSR's collapse. Read full book review >

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ADOPTED SON by Dominic Peloso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"An effective, moral-driven sci-fi fable clad in alien-invasion costuming."
Society (and possibly human evolution) faces upheaval when babies resembling gray-skinned aliens appear all over the world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2007

"A don't-miss for Shakespeare lovers."
The artistic director of London's Globe Theatre offers an insightful and intimate account of his lifelong devotion to the Bard. Read full book review >

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The Improbable Rise of Paco Jones by Dominic Carrillo
Released: March 26, 2016

"A fun, amusing tale about the beautiful torment of young hearts and hormones at play."
A poor, persecuted eighth-grade boy falls for a popular girl in a posh school. Read full book review >