Search Results: "G. H. Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

BECOMING SNAF-U by G. H. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2013

"A biting satire peppered with harsh truths about university politics and academic shenanigans."
When a fictional university falls out of the Top 25 in a national magazine ranking, hysteria erupts on campus. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2012

"From a knowledgeable guide, a thoughtful study of the pattern of violence and response."
A chronological, historical walk-through of successive waves of al-Qaeda terrorism from 1998 to the present. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2009

"An impressively researched, often grueling illustration of how U.S. leaders failed—once again—to learn from experience."
A scholarly account of America's unsuccessful effort to avoid the same fate as three other great powers who tried to tame Afghanistan. Read full book review >

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ALFRED C. KINSEY by James H. Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

The author of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, etc., is portrayed here as homosexual, voyeur, masochist, scientist, and social revolutionary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOOLS TEACH by H. G. Brack
Released: July 13, 2013

"A thoughtful exploration of the evolution and iconography of early American hand tools."
A liberally illustrated encyclopedia of hand tools, enhanced by perceptive essays. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2016

"Some familiarity with economic principles will benefit readers, but its conclusions are both accessible and urgent."
A long-view look at a problem that has been vexing economists and policymakers lately—namely, financial and social inequality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NEWBERY ZOO by Martin H. Greenberg
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"There are biographical notes on each of the authors at the end, making this useful for teachers wishing to introduce the award-winning authors through read-aloud selections, or where there is a demand for materials of good literary quality that do not require long attention spans. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Third in an anthology series based on the work of Newbery Medal-winning authors (following A Newbery Christmas, 1991 and A Newbery Halloween, 1993). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST BEACH by Orrin H. Pilkey
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 21, 2014

"The authors deliver a message to be heeded: 'We must view the beach as a sacred and resilient yet strangely fragile natural environment to be protected at all costs.'"
A clarion call for a change of policy that prioritizes the preservation of beaches over property rights. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 30, 1984

"Except for a foolish 1937 pulp piece about antimatter, then: an attention-worthy gathering—even if the arbitrariness of the assemblage irritates."
Another "best of" collection, with a particularly tenuous premise: twelve stories, 1839-1966—representing the "first appearance of an interesting idea" (though even here Asimov quibbles a bit). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1989

"Generously proportioned, agreeably priced, and most certainly worthwhile."
Another "Mammoth Book of. . ." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1989

"Overall, an anthology of interest primarily to occult-fiction completists."
The authors collected here should know about the occult—nearly all of them are dead. Read full book review >