Search Results: "Gerald Seib"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2008

"The culture may change soon. It may not. Policy wonks will enjoy this solid, well-reported portrait of life in the District, while insiders will look for their names in the index."
There are plenty of centrists in America, but to judge by Wall Street Journal stalwarts Harwood and Seib, there are very few in Washington. Read full book review >

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The Smallest Angel by Richard Seib
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2016

"While slow at times, this sentimental book about a mysterious woman nevertheless manages plenty of surprises and an overall uplifting message."
A sci-fi novel explores the importance of faith in a violent world. Read full book review >

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PLEASE PLEASE THE BEES by Gerald Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"This indeed should please the bees! (Picture book. 4-8)"
From his morning toast with honey to a last cup of tea with honey at bedtime, Benedict's fondness for the sticky stuff defines just about everything he does. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"An urgent and cogent (if somewhat breathless) reminder that journalistic ethics must attempt to keep pace with the explosive technological revolution."
Seib (Campaigns and Conscience, not reviewed) examines the professional, commercial, and ethical pressures on the news media exerted by technologies that make the delivery of information both instantaneous and global. Read full book review >

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Released: April 25, 1989

An entertaining and illuminating celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit as an engine of America's socioeconomic growth. Read full book review >

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FALLING INTO MONAGHAN by Gerald Hull
Released: May 22, 2000

"When Hull separates showing from telling, these poems work, but mostly they leave you wanting."
Contemplations of Irish land and life by a poet of mixed descent with mixed feelings and mixed results. Read full book review >

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SUN FLIGHT by Gerald McDermott
Released: May 30, 1980

"Overall, both the telling and the pictures have a distancing effect."
In this version of the Daedalus and Icarus story, McDermott returns to the lush sun and earth colors of Arrow to the Sun, but adds a good share of sparkling Aegean blue and a dramatic black background for his blue and violet labyrinth. Read full book review >

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LEARNED HAND by Gerald Gunther
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 1994

"An important work on an important figure, despite its reflection of the built-in prejudice of the biographer, who served as Hand's law clerk."
An exhaustive and affectionate, albeit admittedly biased, account of the life and legal work of one of the nation's greatest jurists. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 18, 1977

"Eye-catching to be sure, the pictures are least effective—even ludicrous—when they come closest to depicting narrative action (see the queen of Byblos rushing into a chamber as her baby cries, Osiris' eye peeks foolishly from a column, and Isis, in a blue, snakelike swish, changes from woman to bird)—and totally unresponsive to any changes in mood."
McDermott's latest venture in world mythology employs the Egyptian story of how Osiris the Pharaoh became Osiris god of the underworld—after his envious brother Set ("the animal headed one") traps him in a coffin-like chest and later chops him to bits. Read full book review >

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CHEEVEY by Gerald DiPego
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Quickly tedious and finally shallow."
Heavy family angst from screenwriter DiPego (Keeper of the City, 1997), who manages to pack his latest tale with enough madness, sex, submerged resentment, and secret fears to stock several soap operas for a full season. Read full book review >

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READING LESSONS by Gerald Coles
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"With few real-life examples to leaven the dense technical arguments for a general reader, this book is most likely to convert those already in the church; still, a strong case on behalf of an educational commitment to the whole child."
Specialized but well-argued appeal to reframe the debate over poor reading achievement in schools by looking outside the classroom. Read full book review >

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KILLING GROUND by Gerald Seymour
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1997

"An arresting saga of the world that turns on menace, mistrust, moral ambiguity, and vaulting ambition."
An utterly unsentimental and elegantly crafted tale of the global drug trade, from the immensely accomplished Seymour (The Heart of Danger, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >