Search Results: "Gerald Seib"


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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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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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THE CURSE OF THE COCKERS by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1994

"The plot lines are cluttered, and there's the usual ration of dog lore, but the cozy setting and the likeable Cunninghams make Hammond's latest an easygoing, mildly engaging read."
Hardly a dull moment at Three Oaks Kennels (scene of Doghouse, 1992, etc.), the Scottish dog breeding/training farm owned and run by ex-army captain John Cunningham, his wife, Beth, and their older friends Isobel and Henry Fitts, with an assist from the aptly named young Daffy. Read full book review >

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DOGHOUSE by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 1992

"Strictly for special interests."
This time out, Scottish dog-trainer-breeder John Cunningham (Whose Dog Are You?, 1991) becomes embroiled in a complex murder scheme when wildlife painter George Muir—an uncle of John's wife Beth—dies in a seemingly accidental explosion in his home studio. 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 >

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DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION by Gerald Elias
Released: June 19, 2012

"Who could resist an insider's view of Tanglewood, an analysis of Turner's art and a dog who knows when his slobber is not appreciated? Elias (Death and the Maiden, 2011, etc.) has a nose for creative detail and a refreshing impatience with pomposity. Indulge yourself in his artfulness."
Is artistic temperament a justification for murder? 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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6/6/1944 by Gerald Astor
NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 1994

"The consistently absorbing text has 24 pages of contemporary photographs. (First printing of 65,000)"
June 6, 1994, marks the 50th anniversary of D-day. 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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THE KNIGHT OF THE LION by Gerald McDermott
Released: Feb. 1, 1979

"Probably McDermott's approach is best reflected in his grainy black-and-white illustrations, which are flamboyantly melodramatic (one lightning-lit pose is pure Superman)—but even at that level the writing falls short."
In this incident-packed but mindless retelling of an Arthurian romance, Sir Yvain sets out in search of adventure and glory, achieving true manhood only after a series of trials. Read full book review >