Search Results: "Felix Weinberg"


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BOY 30529 by Felix Weinberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"Minor, perhaps, but a revelation all the same, told with both candor and odd innocence."
An unusually good-natured memoir about life in the Nazi camps and the travails of being a postwar refugee. Read full book review >

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YOU MUST BE THIS TALL by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Humorously speaks to kids' frustrations but doesn't support rule-following. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tongue-in-cheek humor explores that age-old conundrum facing every child who is too short to ride some exciting attraction. Read full book review >

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APPLES AND ROBINS by Lucie Felix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"This very simple seasonal turn invites viewers to look afresh at shapes and colors and changes. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this cozy import, inventively placed cutouts on alternate pages turn geometric abstractions into apples, birds, a birdhouse, and other outdoorsy sights. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2001

"A compassionate, creative and well-intentioned memoir."
A memoir and treatise on faith, love, and life after death. Read full book review >

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FRED & THE LUMBERJACK by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Something for the lumber and lumberjack lovers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Fred has built his perfect den—but something's missing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Uneven, but pleasurable overall for the stimulation of being in the presence of a nimble mind."
In 23 previously published articles and miscellaneous speeches, which span 15 years, the Nobel Prize-winning particle physicist takes up arms against a sea of post-modernists, religionists, mystics, and even some liberal critics of modern science. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 2003

"Deeply satisfying account of a rotten crime solved by chemical sleuthing."
The expertly told story of a murder and a molecule. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Rockefeller remains a sketchy figure, but Tarbell emerges as a remarkably intelligent, diligent and principled woman with great independence of spirit."
Pointed contrasting portraits of the pioneering investigative journalist and the titan of industry. Read full book review >

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REX FINDS AN EGG! EGG! EGG! by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Young dinosaur fans will like this solo debut for Weinberg a bunch, bunch, bunch. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An exploding volcano, an unseen cliff, flying predators and other hazards challenge a dimwitted young T. Rex with a precious burden and a monosyllabic vocabulary. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Otherwise, read Kelley for kicks, Caro for crack reporting, Boswell for brilliance."
Not quite: half-untold, half-old is more like it, along with a ton of reprints and a pound of self-promotion, in this so-so look at investigative biography. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 29, 1993

"Rich character studies, plus lucid explanations of psychological concepts."
More well-told, insightful narratives from the files of psychotherapist Weinberg (Nearer to the Heart's Desire, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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TO EXPLAIN THE WORLD by Steven Weinberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"While Weinberg confines most mathematics to a 95-page appendix, readers will strain to comprehend some of the lengthy nuts-and-bolts explanations, but those who persist will come away with a stimulating view of how humans learn from nature."
Histories of science celebrate great thinkers of the past. In this ingenious account, theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate Weinberg (Chair in Science/Univ. of Texas; Lectures on Quantum Mechanics, 2012, etc.) celebrates generously but gives equal emphasis to why they often missed the mark.Read full book review >