Search Results: "George M. Taber"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"A chilling tale vividly told."
The story of the Nazis' international bank robberies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"An evocative blend of travel memoir and history that will satisfy and guide wine lovers planning their own journeys."
Award-winning wine writer Taber (To Cork or Not To Cork: Tradition, Romance, Science, and the Battle for the Wine Bottle, 2007, etc.) explores wineries around the world and assesses the development and unique offerings of wine tourism in each region. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A must-read for wine enthusiasts, especially those on a budget."
A well-researched exploration of an often-overlooked sector of the international wine business: bargain wines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"An intoxicating indulgence for Sideways fans, and an education for would-be wine sophisticates."
A vigorous account of the dare that made connoisseurs think differently about California wines—and that brought great wealth to Golden State vintners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIBRARIAN by Lucy M.  George
by Lucy M. George, illustrated by AndoTwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Well-intended but poorly executed, this book may fill a gap on a community-helpers shelf but it's not likely to foster a love of reading or libraries on its own. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A librarian takes a boy named Evan on a tour of a library. Read full book review >

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C.S. LEWIS'S <i>MERE CHRISTIANITY</i> by George M. Marsden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2016

"A clear and deeply informed account of a religious work that seems to have no expiration date."
A scholar of religious history rehearses the story of C.S. Lewis' influential disquisition on the commonalities among all Christian believers. Read full book review >

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POLICE OFFICER by Lucy M.  George
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"A good, general description of the job and a nice choice for early units of study involving occupations and the community. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Exactly what do police officers do? Read full book review >

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THE SOUL OF THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY by George M. Marsden
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Jewish or Catholic institutions, most Southern and African-American colleges, and conservative Protestant colleges."
In pleading for universities to give religious teachings the same respect they give feminist and multicultural perspectives, Marsden (History/Notre Dame, The Secularization of the Academy, etc.) cogently argues that major American universities, founded essentially as religious institutions, are now so hostile to religion that they largely exclude religious viewpoints. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUFUS AT WORK by Tory Taber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"While the antics of this antithesis of Rotten Ralph are true-to-life feline, this switch of a tale is pretty contented, mellow and tame. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There's no doubt about Rufus being a fat cat but when his pet owner Posy playfully asks, "Rufus you fat cat, what good are you," he describes how hard he works to help her, listing a string of good things, while the illustrations reveal the real story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"An important discourse that is not always easy to follow due to its abstract nature—will be most useful for an academic audience."
Marsden (Emeritus, History/Univ. of Notre Dame; Jonathan Edwards: A Life, 2003, etc.) employs historical analysis to suggest why the United States is so badly split between secular-oriented intellectuals and religiously doctrinaire church leaders, a split that seems to have harmed the nation's moral character, forged during World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACK TO SCHOOL TORTOISE by Lucy M.  George
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"A great pep-talk for nervous newcomers to school, and some reassurance that even teachers can worry about the first day. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In the tradition of back-to-school books that focus on the teacher, such as Julie Danneberg's First Day Jitters (2000), this outing demonstrates that they are human, with the same fears and worries that their students face. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU’RE A GRAND OLD FLAG by George M. Cohan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Handsomely harmonious, here's cheers for the red, white and blue. (Picture book/song. 7-10)"
In his distinctive folk-art style and technique, Kimble embodies George M. Cohan's exuberant song and tribute to the American flag with acrylic paintings on distressed wood—and the result is a bonny salute to the symbol of Americana. Read full book review >