Search Results: "Gus Russo"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2006

"It won't surprise any savvy reader to learn that politics, commerce and crime go hand in hand. Still, there are plenty of revelations in this absorbing, if overlong, book."
There are two kinds of power: the visible and the invisible. Those who wield the latter, writes Russo (Live by the Sword, 1998, etc.), are scarier, more pervasive and harder to bust. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 1998

"Gripping and convincing. (50 b&w photos, not seen) ($75,000 ad/promo; first printing of 100,000; author tour; TV satellite tour)"
Probably the last book on the Kennedy assassination you will need to read. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"A serious, intriguing look at the blood feud whose horrible consequences continue to reverberate."
Two investigative journalists recount the dangerous political duel between the brothers Kennedy and Castro. Read full book review >

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WHERE WERE YOU? by Gus Russo
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"An engrossing, politically charged accompaniment to a TV event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination."
The companion volume to a forthcoming NBC documentary on the Kennedy assassination. Read full book review >

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TEN GREEN MONSTERS by Gus Clarke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"After he gets his just deserts, young readers are sure to go back to the beginning to check out the preceding byplay once again; fortunately, the sturdy pages and binding should withstand plenty of rereadings. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An unusually appealing book with a number of surefire features, not least of which are the eponymous monsters ``standing on the wall'' who, one by one, ``accidentally fall'' in the classic tradition—as revealed by opening a broad flap on each spread. Read full book review >

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SCRATCH `N' SNIFF by Gus Clarke
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

"Clarke's dry wit is evident in every line of this wry tale; his humorous illustrations of the bumbling but lovable Sniff and the crafty but harmless Scratch enliven an already comical text. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A clever plot masterminded by a shrewd feline is the basis of this engaging olfactory mystery by Clarke (Ten Green Monsters, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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MAMA TALKS TOO MUCH by Marisabina Russo
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The book is a grand example of showing instead of telling, but the show, unfortunately, is dull. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Despite vibrant, detailed cityscapes, Russo (When Mama Gets Home, 1998, etc.) does such a good job portraying a young girl's boredom when her mother makes too many stops for conversation as they walk together to the supermarket that the story itself is tedious. Read full book review >

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I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL by Marisabina Russo
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A solid but unremarkable book. (Picture book. 5+)"
When summer is over, Ben is reluctant to return to school and frets over all the bad things that could happen on his first day in second grade. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE SLEEPS OVER by Marisabina Russo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"A charming, emotionally resonant exploration of the oh-so-important concept of 'best friend.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little bunny attends a sleepover birthday party at her best friend's house and discovers she may not be Olive's only "best friend." Read full book review >

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PETER IS JUST A BABY by Marisabina Russo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"For families who are just as happy to do without sturm und drang in their new-baby books, this is just the ticket. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A precocious big sister is unimpressed by her baby brother in this slice-of-life picture book on sibling dynamics. Read full book review >