Search Results: "George W. Chilcoat"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"For the most part, Tunnell and Chilcoat provide a valuable, incisive, comprehensive text. (b&w photos, index, unseen, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, it took more than dust storms, loss of pets, disruption of family life, and other confusion to quell the indomitable spirits of the Japanese-American third-grade students in Lillian ``Anne'' Yamauchi Hori's class when their families were interned at the camp in Topaz, Utah. Read full book review >

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Otto Sicko by George W. Copeland

"A fine hard-boiled novel, despite a few missteps."
Copeland (Leverage, 2012) delivers a hard-boiled noir set along Texas' Gulf Coast. Read full book review >

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DECISION POINTS by George W. Bush
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Honest, of course, but also surprisingly approachable and engaging."
W. has his say. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2001

"Plodding and pedantic—but with poignant reminders that the tragedy of Vietnam need not have happened. (3 maps, not seen)"
A retired CIA officer describes his considerable involvement in the Vietnam War and offers a somewhat self-serving account of the failure of American policy. Read full book review >

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WE ARE AFGHAN WOMEN by George W. Bush Presidential Center
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 8, 2016

"A galvanizing collection of a traumatized population learning to believe in itself."
A compilation of committed Afghan women voices that underscores the great advances made in women's lives and the arduous job still ahead. Read full book review >

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COUNTING ON THE WOODS by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Neither a true counting book, nor a strictly informational book, nor a story, this succeeds in all its riveting detail as a tribute to a place that both author and photographer hold dear. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A book organized around a counting theme features crisp, close-up photography—in colors so vivid, they hardly seem real- -to celebrate the beauty of a forest in Kentucky. Read full book review >

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"An intelligent, revealing look at uncharmed lives in the Dominican Republic."
Two American middle school teachers offer an inside look at the Dominican Republic—one not revealed in travel brochures. Read full book review >

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OCTOBER 1980 by George W. Cave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 24, 2013

"Fascinating, detailed and absorbing."
In Cave's debut novel, a shady Iranian businessman seeks to use the 1970s Iran Hostage Crisis for his own financial benefit. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 1992

"Often too lenient on the Arab part in this deadly stalemate- -but a frequently convincing call for a new Middle East diplomacy, shorn of cold-war tensions and reconciling Israeli security with Palestinian desire for a homeland. (Maps & tables—not seen.)"
A sweeping indictment that claims that America's political, military, and economic ties to Israel have obstructed the path to peace and run counter to both countries' interests. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"It's sure to bring out the green thumb of many an educator, and it just may provoke some kids to get out in their own yards and make a garden. (bibliography, websites) (Informational picture book. 5-8, adult)"
Ancona takes readers on a yearlong tour of one Santa Fe, N.M., school garden. Read full book review >

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KAPOW! by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"The tidy ending is entirely suited to the medium of Truth, Justice, and the American Way. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An imaginative comic-book romp turns a little boy and his friend into superheroes who fight crime and make a little mayhem in the process. Read full book review >