Search Results: "Gennady V. Kostyrchenko"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"Lurid documentation here, heaping layers of bitter irony upon Jewish and gentile hopes that the USSR would be the anti-fascist champion of multiethnic comradeship. (36 pages photos, not seen)"
A disturbing, significant contribution to our knowledge of official Soviet anti-Semitism, based on recently declassified Communist Party and KGB archives. Read full book review >

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GENNADY SPIRIN’S CREATION by Gennady Spirin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"There is no indication in the text or jacket flap copy that the creation story is from the beginning of the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament, simply that it comes from the Bible. (artist's note, publisher's note) (Religion. 4-8)"
Spirin continues his recent exploration of biblical themes with this attractive interpretation of the creation story. Read full book review >

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HENRY V by Brigit Viney
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Utterly abysmal. (glossary, biographical sketches of Shakespeare and Henry V) (Graphic adaptation. 12 & up)"
A disastrous mess of a graphic-novel adaptation of one of Shakespeare's historical plays. Read full book review >

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SPECTRUM V by Kingsley Amis
Released: March 22, 1967

"The authors represented are F.L. Wallace, Walter M. Miller, Raymond F. Jones, James H. Schmitz, Tom Godwin, Theodore L. Thomas, Paul Ash and Richard Ashby."
The fifth in a popular, intelligent series this contains eight short science fiction stories all ending, happily enough on an optimistic note. Read full book review >

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INSIDE V by Paula Priamos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"A lean, searing, and psychologically astute thriller with a surprising twist and an unforgettable heroine."
The bonds of love and trust are put to the test when a woman's husband goes missing on the eve of his incarceration, leading her to question everything she thought she knew about him. Read full book review >

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THE V-WORD by Amber J. Keyser
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Most valuable here is the explicit, intimate, and informative nature of each writer's words. (Collective memoir. 14-18)"
Seventeen women write about losing their virginity in this work of nonfiction. Read full book review >

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V. GOLIATH by Karen Donovan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"Provocative and well told, offering comfort food to both those who believe that trial lawyers are leading the country to ruin and those who believe they are our salvation."
Intriguing portrait of one of the nation's leading trial lawyers, and a fine brief on how a certain kind of law is done: slowly, thoroughly, and very expensively. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"This excellent, thoughtful book will focus readers on the Constitution and how it continues to protect Americans' rights. (b&w photos, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
In the Landmark Supreme Court Cases series, a clear, concise look at the rather difficult legal concept known as the exclusionary rule in law. Read full book review >

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V IS FOR VICTORY by Kathleen Krull
HISTORY
Released: May 8, 1995

"A handsome coffee-table book, its retro look matching its retro take on the war. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
A scrapbook of images from the war years, with entertaining commentary, and full of (mostly) b&w photographs, posters, and banners arranged in colorful, inventive ways (titled, faded, overlapping, tinted, and with the text superimposed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"An inspiring story spanning parts of five centuries as African-Americans pushed back against the powers that be to achieve more-or-less equal treatment inside the military."
An expansive history of African-Americans in the U.S. military, fighting for fair treatment as they risked their lives at war. Read full book review >

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THE V CLUB by Kate Brian
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"Quick pacing, snappy dialogue, clever plotting, authentic characters, and lots of good, clean fun make this truly exceptional chick lit. (Fiction. YA)"
There's an eyebrow-raising new college-scholarship fund at Ardsmore High, and only virgins need apply. Read full book review >