Search Results: "Gerhard L. Weinberg"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"The text has over 20 helpful maps. (Book-of-the-Month Dual Selection for March; Main Selection of the History Book Club)"
At once accessible, concise, and comprehensive: a masterful overview of WW II. Read full book review >

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PAPA'S SUITCASE by Gerhard Kopf
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 20, 1995

"An odd little novel that travels well, though it can't help being derivative."
Kîpf (There is No Borges, 1993) spins another tale of literary obsession, and fellow bibliophiles will smile in recognition when his Hemingway-devouring narrator wonders, ``Have I read myself into life or read myself out of it?'' In a voice that appears almost deranged, this bookstore clerk hurtles through his acquaintance with Hemingway's work; reading Papa's short stories was ``like an infection with a life-long high fever,'' he proclaims. Read full book review >

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YOU MUST BE THIS TALL by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Humorously speaks to kids' frustrations but doesn't support rule-following. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tongue-in-cheek humor explores that age-old conundrum facing every child who is too short to ride some exciting attraction. Read full book review >

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FRED & THE LUMBERJACK by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Something for the lumber and lumberjack lovers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Fred has built his perfect den—but something's missing. Read full book review >

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THE JANISSARY FILE by Gerhard Behrens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2007

"An intelligent novel that creates a sense of nostalgia for the recent yet sadly distant past."
A subtle mystery of culture and manners set in Egypt in the early 1980s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 2003

"Deeply satisfying account of a rotten crime solved by chemical sleuthing."
The expertly told story of a murder and a molecule. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Rockefeller remains a sketchy figure, but Tarbell emerges as a remarkably intelligent, diligent and principled woman with great independence of spirit."
Pointed contrasting portraits of the pioneering investigative journalist and the titan of industry. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Uneven, but pleasurable overall for the stimulation of being in the presence of a nimble mind."
In 23 previously published articles and miscellaneous speeches, which span 15 years, the Nobel Prize-winning particle physicist takes up arms against a sea of post-modernists, religionists, mystics, and even some liberal critics of modern science. Read full book review >

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REX FINDS AN EGG! EGG! EGG! by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Young dinosaur fans will like this solo debut for Weinberg a bunch, bunch, bunch. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An exploding volcano, an unseen cliff, flying predators and other hazards challenge a dimwitted young T. Rex with a precious burden and a monosyllabic vocabulary. Read full book review >