Search Results: "Greg Grandin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Deeply researched and well-written, this book will appeal to general readers and specialists alike."
Pulitzer Prize finalist Grandin (History/New York Univ.; Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City, 2009, etc.) offers a splendid account of the 1804 slave rebellion made famous in Herman Melville's novel Benito Cereno. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2006

"Nixon observed that the U.S. could do what it wanted in Latin America because his compatriots didn't give a damn about the place. Grandin's excellent book makes a good case for caring."
If you want to know why the American intervention in Iraq has failed, look at the El Salvador of a quarter-century ago. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"Works both as a nice bit of recovered history and a parable."
Henry Ford's doomed attempt to establish a rubber industry and an attendant "work of civilization" in the rain forests of Brazil. Read full book review >

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KISSINGER'S SHADOW by Greg Grandin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A trenchant and succinct depiction of the ongoing artful dodging of the nonagenarian statesman."
A focused examination of Henry Kissinger's foreign policy as the normalization of "secrecy and spectacle," from Southeast Asia to Chile to Iran to Iraq. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The inspiring story of a courageous, dedicated and most unusual woman."
An extraordinary view into the workings of an autistic mind. Grandin, a professor of animal behavior (Colorado State Univ.) and a world-renowned designer of livestock equipment, attributes her creativity, technical skills and understanding of animals to the autism that has set her apart from most of human society. Read full book review >

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GREG PIZZOLI
by Megan Labrise

As a young reader, Greg Pizzoli found illustrated history books too sanitized and sententious.

“Nobody wants to hear that story of George Washington chopping down the cherry tree and how he was good all the time,” says Pizzoli, author-illustrator of The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon. “Whatever ...


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GOOD LUCK BEAR by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Once again, Foley's unpretentious Bear and Mouse deliver profound wisdom in a sweetly understated manner. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Foley's waif-like bear cub is back with another life lesson for little ones (Don't Worry Bear, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE AUTISTIC BRAIN by Temple Grandin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2013

"An illuminating look at how neuroscience opens a window into the mind."
Grandin (Animal Science/Colorado State Univ.; Different…Not Less: Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment from Adults with Autism, Asperger's, and ADHD, 2012, etc.), whose life has been an inspiration to millions, warns parents, teachers and therapists of the danger of getting locked into diagnostic labels. Read full book review >

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"Poetry that displays a rich ironic iconoclasm, but could use a shake-up in form and delivery."
This anthology by Dowd attacks a multitude of social issues with meaty anti-establishment sarcasm. Read full book review >

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THE WISDOM OF STONES by Greg Matthews
Released: April 1, 1994

"While Matthews's characters tend towards stereotypes, his plots are highly entertaining and his portraits of the Northern Territory evoke the harshness of that hardscrabble land."
A seventh, satisfying novel from Matthews (Power in the Blood, 1993) takes him back to his native Australia, where he traces the destinies of an unlikely trio that survives the rigors of the bush and the upheavals of World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Nothing groundbreaking, but Tobin provides a light, fluffy, fun read."
The origins of major Western holidays, from a Catholic perspective. Read full book review >