Search Results: "Elliot Kirschner"


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WHAT UNITES US by Dan Rather
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A full-throated celebration of the national spirit and its potential to persevere in spite of dangers foreign and domestic."
One of the deans of the Fourth Estate defends the traditional American values he learned to cherish in childhood, now under threat in a tempestuous political and economic climate. Read full book review >

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MR. PARTICULAR by Jason Kirschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A particularly appropriate tale just right for a choosy crowd. (Graphic picture book. 4-7)"
A young superhero holds his team back due to his many aversions. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"Tragedy, adventure, romance and scholarly investigation come together like pioneers to a boomtown, with something for Earp worshipers and casual readers alike."
From the dusty trails of the Old West emerges the story that Wyatt Earp's wife never wanted told: her own. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN GEORGETOWN by Elliot Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Eleanor, taking the word of his distraught lover, Huey Long staffer Jessica Dee, over that of the officers who arrested her, snoops discreetly into the case on her considerable own."
Murder In Georgetown ($23.95; Oct. 1; 256 pp.; 0-312-24221-2) Another trip to the author's posthumous vault takes his mother, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (Murder in the Map Room, 1998, etc.), back to 1935, when Federal Reserve governor Sargent Peavy is murdered. Read full book review >

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STEALING THE BORDERS by Elliot Rais
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Anyone charmed by the humor of Woody Allen or Mel Brooks will be entertained and heartened by Rais' autobiography."
A wry autobiography traces the tragicomic odyssey of a Polish-American Jew whose search for identity equally embraced both self-reliance and absurd humor. Read full book review >

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GREEN ON BLUE by Elliot Ackerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Ackerman writes in a deliberately flat style that emphasizes personalities rather than military action—and he does justice to the political and moral difficulties of contemporary Afghanistan."
Set in contemporary Afghanistan, Ackerman's tale unfolds through the eyes of Aziz Iqtbal, a young man whose brother is wounded in the bombing of a bazaar—and who vows to get revenge.
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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"An illuminating account of how a great thinker with insatiable curiosity overcame a difficult childhood through his love of social science."
A titan in his field recounts professional and personal achievements. Read full book review >

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DARK AT THE CROSSING by Elliot Ackerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2017

"Ackerman humanizes a war fraught with tragedy and seemingly without resolution."
A timely novel about tension at the border between Turkey and Syria—and about the personal costs involved in trying to join the conflict in the Middle East. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A vivid account of a journey through a distant, beautiful land."
British journalist Elliot chronicles his love affair with Afghanistan in this evocative, albeit somewhat long-winded, narrative. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"A cold-eyed look at one woman's incredible journey through hell and back."
Restrained, well-handled chronicle, told primarily through letters among family members, of the five years spent by the author's mother in Nazi labor camps. Read full book review >

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HENRY'S MAP by David Elliot
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2013

"Here's hoping for many more Henry-centric adventures. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Henry, an adorable pig, maps his farm world and puts everything in its place. Read full book review >

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IT'S A SEASHELL DAY by Dianne Ochiltree
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A charming beach-day book to share with a young child beginning to show interest in the natural world. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cute, curly-headed boy and his young mother, both Caucasian, head to the beach for a day of collecting seashells. Read full book review >