Search Results: "George Holoch"


BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE by Alex Gino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Warm, funny, and inspiring. (Fiction. 9-12)"
George, a fourth-grader who knows she is a girl, despite appearances, begins to tell her secret. Read full book review >

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GEORGE by Frank Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Washington remains an historic hero despite flaws and defeats. These are recounted in far more accomplished biographies, and children will be better served by reading about the real man elsewhere. (author's note, artist's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
By the age of 15, George Washington had written out a list of precepts taught to him by his teachers, the "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation," by which he lived and was guided throughout his life. Read full book review >

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GEORGE AND THE BIG BANG by Lucy Hawking
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Labored and wrapped in a thin film of artificial drama as it is, this set of mind-expanding if scattershot exposures to some of science's biggest theories and ideas will once again find a large audience thanks more to its celebrity co-author than its content. (Science fiction/informational hybrid. 10-12)"
Like their first two collaborations, the Hawkings' third and final George book offers a hybrid mixture of made-up adventures in space/time interleaved with miniessays on, as one character unoriginally puts it, "life, the Universe, and everything." Read full book review >

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(GEORGE) by E.L. Konigsburg
illustrated by E.L. Konigsburg
Released: Oct. 20, 1970

"In current fiction, a boy with a problem seldom has it so good."
Parentheses because George is Ben's concentric twin, his loudmouthed inner voice, or, as Mrs. Konigsburg puts it in a nutshell. . . Read full book review >

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WILL YOU BE THERE? by Guillaume Musso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2008

"A wearying commute through time."
Pills with strange powers allow a dying doctor a chance to revisit and perhaps alter his past. Read full book review >

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NOTES ON THE OCCUPATION by Eric Hazan
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Offers a much-needed perspective on events in this turbulent, and often terrifying, region of the world."
Ordinary citizens in three Palestinian cities on the West Bank come under scrutiny in this short, stimulating study. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2010

"Unblinkingly partisan, which by no means dilutes its highly disconcerting message."
In a book that won the 2009 Rachel Carson Prize, French journalist and documentary filmmaker Robin rakes agribusiness behemoth Monsanto across the coals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"The uncomfortable moral is: Hewing to decent principles, even at great personal peril, counts for little when the name of the game is political expediency. (16 pp. b&w illustrations, not seen)"
French journalist Delattre smoothly chronicles the impressive wartime activities—and woeful postwar treatment—of a German foreign ministry official who passed critical strategic information to the OSS. Read full book review >

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LAFAYETTE by Gonzague Saint Bris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2010

"Despite uneven prose and an erratic structure, Saint Bris provides an enthusiastic portrayal of this 'Hero of Two Worlds.'"
A spirited, though awkwardly translated, reappraisal of a vital figure of the American and French Revolutions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"Challenging and important reading."
An insightful academic study of how the unrest and turbulence that characterizes large areas of the Muslim world are the results of demographic—rather than ideological—trends. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2008

"A largely admiring mosaic with some pieces that glisten and illuminate."
Freelance writer and editor Aldrich (Old Money: The Mythology of Wealth in America, 1996)—the former Paris editor of The Paris Review—presents a disjunctive but often affecting cut-and-paste oral biography of Plimpton (1927-2003). Read full book review >

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GEORGE HARRISON by Olivia Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A rare and revelatory look at a rock legend."
Highly personal photos, letters and commentary illuminate the extraordinary life and times of late Beatles guitarist and songwriter George Harrison (1943-2001). Read full book review >