Search Results: "Edward B. Burger"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 29, 2005

"A bit of math in a nutshell, totaling fun."
The average American has one testicle and one ovary, state the authors of this text for the math-phobic. They are quite right. Read full book review >

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THE WHITECHAPEL HORRORS by Edward B. Hanna
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

"Others need not apply."
Sherlock Holmes goes still another 15 rounds with Jack the Ripper without getting a clear decision—though dedicated fans will have no trouble piercing the great detective's seemly reserve to identify the latest contender for Jack's identity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"President'' to parents of preschoolers who are facing 12 years of difficult choices about their children's learning."
A cogent and insightful report by the education correspondent of The New York Times on the creative solutions that some of America's schools are bringing to the nation's education stalemate. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK CARRIAGE by Edward B. Crutchley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"Rich with world history and a burning central question, the story provides an array of real-life characters and fascinating locations."
From author Crutchley (Innovation Trends in Plastics Decoration and Surface Treatment, 2014) comes a novel concerning missing gold and the tumultuous world events in the time of Napoleon. Read full book review >

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Bad Days in Broadacre by Edward B. Crutchley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2016

"A family deals with a sleepy Northern town's secrets in this enjoyably energetic romp."
A British screenwriter relocates to New England and becomes embroiled in small-town life in this novel. Read full book review >

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THE EMERSON GOSPEL by Robbyn Burger
Released: March 5, 2012

"Nashville and Wall Street provide an authentic setting for smart characters, tight prose and just the right amount of detail."
In Burger's novel, the successful daughter of a country-music legend returns to her Tennessee home and realizes she has more in common with her dysfunctional family than she thought. Read full book review >

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IT IS SO ORDERED by Warren Burger
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"A golden opportunity to educate America on its greatest subject—missed."
Former Chief Justice Burger offers a survey course on the level of a high-school history textbook as he sketches 14 controversies that have defined the US Constitution and the role of the Supreme Court. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 2001

"A tender portrait and one well worth perusing—and perhaps giving pause—to all who are considering a parrot of their own."
Tiko is a 30-year-old, Red-lored Amazon parrot who lives with Burger (Biology/Rutgers Univ.) and her husband in their New Jersey home. Read full book review >

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INVASION OF THE SEA by Jules Verne
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Clear, readable translation of a minor but prescient adventure novel, with useful annotations, a brief Verne biography, and 44 b&w illustrations from the original French edition."
The revival for the French father of science fiction that began with the discovery of his unpublished Paris in the Twentieth Century (1996) continues with the first English translation of this short novel, the last Verne (1828-1905) published during his lifetime. Read full book review >

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I SPY IN THE SKY by Edward Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Fun to use with preschoolers and younger elementary students in storytimes and as a springboard to encouraging children to observe their environments more closely. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Another title in this author-illustrator's charming I Spy… series (I Spy on the Farm, 2013, etc.), this time featuring some easily identifiable, recognizable avians and some perhaps not so much. Read full book review >