Search Results: "Ezra F. Vogel"


BOOK REVIEW

DENG XIAOPING AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF CHINA by Ezra F. Vogel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2011

"Vogel meticulously considers all facets of this complex leader for an elucidating—and quite hefty—study."
A thorough picking-over of Deng Xiaoping's record and accomplishments, setting him firmly as the linchpin linking an antiquated authoritative thinking to modern growth and acceleration. Read full book review >

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F by Daniel Kehlmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2014

"German writer Kehlmann (Fame, 2010, etc.) takes us on a strange and enigmatic journey here."
An elusive novel whose events remain cryptic and largely unexplained. Read full book review >

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Vogel House by John Forrester
Released: May 29, 2013

"A thrilling romance about what happens when rich people lose almost everything."
In Forrester's (Shadow Mage, 2012, etc.) young-adultnovel, a teen finds herself in over her head as she tries to save her home and family from personal and financial destruction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Determinedly upbeat, the author depicts parenting with grace and every child as a gift."
A father celebrates his son's differences and advises others on how to view autism as a parallel journey rather than a restrictive label. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"Potter fans desperate to satisfy their wizard fix may be able to do so here."
A clueless university student turns out to be more than he seems in this magical tale of witches and wizards. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Repetitive, strained and gratingly self-righteous."
Cohen (Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity, 2008, etc.) wants her readers to understand the process of raising an autistic child. Despite her good intentions, she has trouble adhering to her topic and including relevant details. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"With visuals as original and euphoric as the day they were created, and a narrative that is poignant but never pitying, straightforward without being dry, this is a grand work, for all collections. (Nonfiction/biography. 8-12)"
Based on "conversations with him and on autobiographical essays," Engel and Freedman reconstruct the key scenes of Jack Ezra Katz's childhood and adult years, from his first inking of a tabletop through his discovery of news clippings about his art in his deceased father's wallet, to his success selling art in Paris, to his joyful creation of children's books. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN EZRA POUND by Wendy Stallard Flory
Released: April 19, 1989

Flory (Ezra Pound and the Cantos, 1980) delivers an eloquent pro-Pound oration in defense of the poet's notorious role in propagating treason and anti-Semitism in Fascist Italy during WW II. Read full book review >

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BRINGING EZRA BACK by Cynthia DeFelice
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2006

"Fans and newcomers will be satisfied with this long-awaited sequel. (Fiction. 9-14)"
It was only five months ago that 12-year-old Nathan Fowler, his father and sister escaped the devilish Weasel (1990), a fanatical Indian killer who also attacked the friends of Native Americans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 7, 2009

"The author's passion for fitness is contagious, but the book needs more detailed information to guide would-be fitness competitors."
A fitness-competition champion motivates readers to get active with her personal success story. Read full book review >

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EZRA AND HADASSAH by Heather Young
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2014

"An unsentimental, affecting look at foster care, abuse, and mental illness."
A heart-wrenching memoir recounts two siblings' upbringing by their abusive adoptive parents and Oregon's foster-care system. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"As ever, Pound remains a spitfire conundrum."
Was the great poet a traitorous madman or an quixotic visionary? Read full book review >