Search Results: "Fawaz A. Gerges"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2012

"An exceptional book that thoroughly scrutinizes the struggles of all the nations of the Middle East and doesn't hesitate to distribute blame where it's warranted."
Gerges (Middle Eastern Politics/London School of Economics; The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda, 2011, etc.) succinctly traces the history of the West's relationship with the Middle East and pulls no punches as he iterates the trail of failed policies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2006

"Memorable, nondogmatic and full of fresh insights—none of them comforting for anyone who hopes for an end to the so-called Long War."
What's Osama so upset about? Well, there's the Great Satan business, of course. But, reveals political commentator and historian Gerges, there's at least one other compelling reason. Read full book review >

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ISIS by Fawaz A. Gerges
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2016

"A specific, timely, well-rendered exegesis of the unfolding global threat."
A thorough survey of the genesis of the Islamic State, from al-Qaida wannabe to lethal caliphate. Read full book review >

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I HEAR A PICKLE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Teachers, make sure this is on your shelves—it's a great read-aloud, an easy read for beginning readers, and a model for student books. (Picture/concept book. 3-6)"
Only the last page features the titular pickle—the rest of the book is a tribute to the five senses that will resonate with young readers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 1994

"This compelling memoir reveals much about a particular expatriate and the people he has left behind."
An absorbing, provocative memoir by an unorthodox Palestinian poet and essayist. Read full book review >

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PEEK-A BOO! by Nina Laden
by Nina Laden, illustrated by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A good-enough choice for parents and teachers to use to get the youngest goblins excited about many adults' favorite holiday while introducing sophisticated, though still one-syllable, vocabulary. (Board book. 1-3)"
Laden puts a Halloween spin on her successful wordplay board books, Peek-a-Who? (2000) and Peek-a-Zoo! (2014). Read full book review >

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PEEK-A-ZOO! by Nina Laden
by Nina Laden, illustrated by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"While the first book executed this gimmick more successfully (there are only so many words that rhyme with 'Boo'), this companion title is a welcome pairing. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
The follow-up to the long-lived and much-loved Peek-a-Who? (2000) is finally here. Read full book review >

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THE NINETY-NINTH FLOOR by Jana Fawaz Elhassan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"An intimate and intense novel that shines a light on both the overt and hidden tensions of the Middle East."
Two star-crossed lovers—one Lebanese and the other Palestinian—meet in New York and try to reconcile their contentious romantic and political feelings in this novel from a Lebanese author who's never been translated into English before. Read full book review >

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PEEK-A CHOO-CHOO! by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A disappointing trip on a too-frequently-driven track. (Board book. 1-3)"
Laden revisits the formula she found early success with in Peek-a Who? (2000). Read full book review >

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PEEK-A-WHO? by Nina Laden
by Nina Laden, illustrated by Nina Laden
Released: April 1, 2000

"Companion book is Ready, Set, Go! (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
The classic child's game of peek-a-boo becomes an exuberant guessing game in this compact, colorful board book from Laden (When Pigasso Met Mootisse, 1998). Read full book review >

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DIARY OF A HAUNTING by M. Verano
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Somewhat slow pacing and a horror-movie ending may disappoint some, but here's one not to read in the dark. (Horror. 14-18)"
What's worse than leaving LA behind for frozen, slushy Idaho? Moving into a gloomy, pest-ridden, and probably haunted mansion. Read full book review >

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LIFE'S A WITCH by Brittany Geragotelis
Released: July 9, 2013

"There isn't enough magic in the world to make this a good book. (Paranormal chick lit. 12 & up)"
Geragotelis' Wattpad project-turned-series continues with another underwhelming entry. Read full book review >