Search Results: "Eric Schmidt"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"A colorful contextual study of Craddock and her teeming era."
The compelling life of a turn-of-the-century free spirit and free-speech activist who was silenced by the evangelical zeal of the vice squad. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A felicitous, informative story from a highly knowledgeabe author."
A study of four unconventional crusaders against America's obligatory godliness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Although the central argument of the book remains unproven, this is an enlightening and entertaining look at a relatively undiscussed aspect of American culture, particularly interesting for its insights into 19th-century mores."
Schmidt (Religion/Drew Univ.; Holy Fairs, not reviewed) traces the cultural and commercial history of American holidays with some surprising results. Read full book review >

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Released: April 23, 2013

"A thoughtful and well-balanced prognostication of what lies ahead."
Two Google executives examine how emerging technologies will change the future of foreign affairs. Read full book review >

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HOW GOOGLE WORKS by Eric Schmidt
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"An informative and creatively multilayered Google guidebook from the businessman's perspective."
Two distinguished technology executives share the methodology behind what made Google a global business leader. Read full book review >

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DOG-GONE SCHOOL by Amy Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Though some may dub the collection doggerel, dog lovers beginning school will be enchanted. (Picture book/poetry. 3-7)"
Author Schmidt has crafted 16 poems, in different forms, about school, and aside from a couple of canine-specific outliers, any of these could be about a child's school day. Read full book review >

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LOOSE LEASHES  by Amy Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"For those who find hilarity in anthropomorphism this may be a desirable read, but it is difficult to see any need to add it to any but the largest poetry collections. (Poetry. 8-12)"
From a Boston terrier blowing a giant pink bubble to a solemn Weimaraner on artfully placed ice skates, this picture book plays sometimes amusing games with illustrations and viewers' minds. Read full book review >

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IN THE FLESH by Ane Schmidt
Released: May 13, 1996

"As compelling as it is uncomfortable to read, the novel succeeds brilliantly as a composed portrayal of a woman who abandons herself to sensation in every form."
In The Flesh ($17.95; May 13, 1996; 116 pp.; 0-87951-655-0). Read full book review >

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LIVES OF THE POETS by Michael Schmidt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 1999

"Monumental, yes, but seldom dull."
A monumental history of English-language poetry, told through the lives and works of its most important practitioners by the editor of PN Review, a director of Carcanet Press. Read full book review >

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MR. MYSTERIOUS'S SECRETS OF MAGIC by Sid Fleischman
Released: April 1, 1975

"MPSLUGMISTER Mysterious himself in the familiar format describing the illusion and then the secret, with a bonus tip at the end of each."
The Vanishing Ghost (Almost). . . Read full book review >

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FIRST BOY by Gary Schmidt
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"In this suspenseful, surprisingly over-the-top novel, Cooper finds out who he is and what he's made of through a dizzying series of unlikely events that show him, ultimately, that love conquers all. (Fiction. 12+)"
Sinister black sedans clash with rolling farmland as D.C. invades rural New Hampshire in Schmidt's latest foray into dirty politics. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Gold, indeed. (Folktales. 11+)"
The author of Straw Into Gold (2000) spins 23 brief tales drawn from collections of Hasidic legends into a deeply felt Holocaust memorial, recasting them as versions told by a concentration camp resident and set not in a timeless past, but the storyteller's present: " . . . as if they had just happened. Read full book review >