Search Results: "G.J. Meyer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD REMADE by G.J. Meyer
NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"A refreshing look at this still-much-debated world debacle."
A sturdy one-volume study of America's role in World War I. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Here's a funny, frank, and underlying it all, melancholy journal of a painful journey. (First serial to Harper's)"
Corporate flack Meyer (The Memphis Murders, not reviewed) tells his own story, from rags to riches to outplacement hell. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Energetic and comprehensive."
Contextually sweeping history of the gloriously infamous Tudor era. Read full book review >

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FOUR NAILS by G.J. Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A highly entertaining, sophisticated look at the Second Punic War through the eyes of an unlikely hero."
In Berger's (South of Burnt Rocks—West of the Moon, 2012) epic historical fiction, a young elephant driver from India fights in Hannibal's army as it marches toward Rome. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES THE RECYCLING TRUCK! by Meyer Seltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Useful. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
The driver here may be unusual—she's young Elisa Seltzer; otherwise, this simple photo essay details a typical recycling scheme. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF THE SCARAB BEETLE by William Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"An uninspiring series debut. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
After the death of his grandfather, sixth-grader Horace must risk danger to ensure the survival of an entire culture. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA REBELS by Carolyn Meyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"The author does not enhance or alter the history; she simply and convincingly translates it into a lively narrative. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
This absorbing, fictionalized first-person account of Queen Victoria's early life reveals the hardships she endured as a child and young woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"Even scurvy lubbers will hoist a mizzen for this merry yarn. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Shiver me timbers, Meyer's back with another firecracker freebooting fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF CHARLEY DARWIN by Carolyn Meyer
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Lacking scientific details which could interest budding naturalists, character development as spice for those interested in Darwin's romances or scientific epiphanies for young historians, Charley's 'memoir' will please few. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Fictionalized autobiography must walk a narrow line between truth and story. Read full book review >

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ECLIPSE by Stephenie Meyer
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Fans of Bella's angst-drenched love triangle will gobble this entry up, and the open-ended conclusion paves the way for Jake's story to come. (Fantasy. YA)"
It's the countdown to graduation and immortality for Bella, since the events of New Moon (2006) have convinced boyfriend Edward to let her join him in vampirism. Read full book review >