Search Results: "Gavin Newsom"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"Empowering, motivating and just a tad self-indulgent."
A former mayor of San Francisco introduces methodology to improve citizens' interaction with their government through the Internet. Read full book review >

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FLY! by Karl Newsom Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Toddlers will cheer this tale of exploration while simultaneously jumping to their feet to try every action, right along with Fly. (appended bug facts) (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young fly struggles to find his special talent. Read full book review >

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I SAILED WITH COLUMBUS by Miriam Schlein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Maps; serviceable full-page drawings; historical note; attractive format. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A fictional account of Columbus's first voyage, based in part on the explorer's diaries. Read full book review >

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SPY'S HONOUR by Gavin Lyall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 19, 1995

"So ignore, if you can, the road to Sarajevo and enjoy one by one these unabashedly nostalgic chronicles from the sunniest days of MI5."
Return with us now to those thrilling days of the preWW I British Secret Service, when a man could legitimately be challenged to a duel for suggesting a fellow was a spy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOPPING by Gavin Kramer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Images of Tokyo today are engagingly rendered with precision and a knowing eye, but the characters in this flashy pool all stick to the shallow end."
Tokyo in all its dazzling, dizzying intensity serves as the intrusive backdrop to this smart if somewhat simplified story about an odd couple of British lawyers assigned there to work, one of whom fails spectacularly at adapting: a sharply detailed, prizewinning debut that was short-listed for the 1998 Whitbread. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Pleasant reading for students of technological history, but radio buffs may be disappointed with Weightman's light treatment of technical matters."
A middling account of Guglielmo Marconi's development of the "wireless telegraph"—the radio. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOWHERE NICE by Rick Gavin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"It just never ends for Nick and Desmond and their nemesis, and on the evidence of this latest rematch, it doesn't look as if it ever will."
When a meth lord escapes from a Mississippi prison and heads for the crackers who put him away, vowing revenge, the ensuing complications include every plot twist imaginable except revenge. Read full book review >

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THE SPACES IN BETWEEN by Gavin Ough
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 31, 2014

"Even as a novella, Ough has written a satisfying story that will make readers wish for more stories from this world."
In debut author Ough's fantasy adventure, a young thief with a special gift is forced into a dangerous adventure to save his mother, his lover and his homeland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Animated by a contagious enthusiasm that will propel eager, like-minded readers into a truly Lost World."
The author of 1434 (2008) and 1421 (2003) argues that the destruction of Atlantis was not fiction but a tale of an actual volcano and consequent tsunami that devastated the heart of the vast Minoan empire on Crete and Santorini (then called Thera). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I GOT A NEW FRIEND by Karl Newsom Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"Totally, infectiously ebullient. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl finds out how much she has in common with her new puppy. Read full book review >

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THE PUBLIC DIMENSION OF FOREIGN POLICY by David D. Newsom
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A quiet, restrained, but expert and highly professional assessment of the relationship of foreign policy and the public in America."
There may be no country in the world where it is more important to get public approval for foreign policy than the United States, and as Newsom (International Relations/Univ. of Virginia) makes clear in this valuable little book, there may be no country where it is harder to achieve. Read full book review >

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LOST LITTLE PENGUIN by Tracey Corderoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Well-meaning and cute but ultimately slight. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A wee, willful penguin learns a valuable lesson on false assumptions—and friendship. Read full book review >