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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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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THE HEIRS OF COLUMBUS by Gerald Vizenor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 1991

"Not as easy a read as the much-ballyhooed The Crown of Columbus, but more deeply satisfying."
A comic mythology of Columbus that—though it sags in places with repetition and academic padding—offers enough tall-tale fun to make for inventive entertainment. 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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RAT RUN by Gerald Seymour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Complex, human, tense, engaged and—in all ways—wonderful. Nobody can touch Gerald Seymour."
An al-Qaeda mastermind slithers across Europe while a soldier rebuilds a ruined life in the London slums in the latest intricate thriller from Seymour (Traitor's Kiss, 2006), modern master of the genre. Read full book review >

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WALKING DEAD by Gerald Seymour
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"Heroics, religion, sex, torture, doubt and ever-increasing tension in a cerebral blend. A thriller for all sides of today's war."
A young, would-be Islamic martyr, fitted for an explosive vest, follows orders taking him from Saudi Arabia to the London exurbs, his target known only to the mastermind his American nemesis calls the Twentyman. 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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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 >