Search Results: "G. Bruce Knecht"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"Revealing and well-written."
A meticulous account of the building of one of the largest American-made yachts since the Gilded Age. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2006

"An exciting, cautionary tale of overfishing."
The high seas are still as wild as any frontier town, Wall Street Journal writer Knecht (The Proving Ground, 2001) demonstrates in his story about a pursuit through the unpredictable waters of the Southern Ocean. Read full book review >

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THE PROVING GROUND by G. Bruce Knecht
NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2001

"While the disaster makes for some spellbinding reading, Knecht's treatment of what prompted the sailors to take to the seas not only falls short, it falls prey to their macho swagger: 'Such is love,' he quips of their mortally reckless behavior. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
An account of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race debacle, this one focusing on three of the participants, from Wall Street Journal correspondent Knecht. Read full book review >

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THE PARENTS' AND EDUCATORS' MANUAL OF TEEENAGE by Bruce G. Bentley
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"An insightful book to help parents and educators become smart, sensitive and strong caregivers."
A longtime social worker offers advice on raising adolescents in his debut. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 1996

"With three authors, it might be expected that at least one could have managed to show rather than tell. (Author tour)"
In an account burdened by hazy reportage and sloppy writing, private investigator Pe§a's caseload, dazzling though it may be, reads like so many tall tales. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 12, 2012

"A thought-provoking sales alternative that may appeal to forward-thinking sales managers."
A debut philosophical treatise on sellingthat challenges commonly accepted sales principles. Read full book review >

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THE DREAM ROOM by Marcel Möring
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2002

"A fine companion to Möring's longer novels, and probably his most accomplished yet."
A family borne aloft, then gradually destroyed by the experience (and the enigma) of flight is portrayed with compassionate insight in this terse, if intermittently obscure, novella by the Dutch author of The Great Longing (1995) and In Babylon (2000). Read full book review >

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RELIEF MAP by Rosalie Knecht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2016

"A thoughtful novel that resists easy moralizing."
When the hunt for a fugitive causes police to institute a lockdown, everyday tensions in a quiet Pennsylvania town threaten to boil over in Knecht's atmospheric debut. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1993

"Oral history of a high and enlightening order."
Verbatim proceedings from a blockbuster Havana-based 1992 conference on the Cuban missile crisis of 1963, plus interpretive commentary by a team of down-to-earth scholars led by Brown University's Blight and also including Allyn (Harvard Law School) and Welch (University of Toronto; coauthor with Blight of On the Brink, 1989). Read full book review >

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BRUISES by Anke de Vries
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Although the story is grim, it exhibits occasional flashes of humor that make it bearable; readers will be glad (and relieved) that it ends on a hopeful note. (Fiction. 12+)"
A searing novel—sometimes painful to read, impossible to put down—about two troubled young people in Holland. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS EAT WHINY CHILDREN by Bruce Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"There's nothing to whine about here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cartoonist and TV writer Kaplan delivers a witty, tightly controlled picture-book debut brimming with humor. Read full book review >

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THIS GUM FOR HIRE by Bruce Hale
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"From title to tailpiece—a view of Chet as the charging figure atop the 'Weisenheimer Trophy'—this eye-rolling escapade will give the redoubtable reptile's growing legion of fans yet more reason to cheer and chortle. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fourth-grade gumshoe Chet Gecko checks in for his sixth pun-ishing caper. Read full book review >