Search Results: "Hans Küng"


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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH by Hans Küng
NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 2001

"A well-told, sweeping, and often incisive portrait that needs to be taken cum grano salis."
A quick study of the world's largest and oldest Christian church, from a Swiss priest whose unorthodox views on the subject have kept him simmering in hot water for the last quarter-century. Read full book review >

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CHRISTIANITY by Hans Küng
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Impressive work that could become essential reading for students and interested laypersons alike."
A mammoth and important rendering of the Christian faith, by one of the most prominent living Roman Catholic theologians. Read full book review >

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CHRISTIANITY AND CHINESE RELIGIONS by Hans Küng
Released: March 15, 1989

Ping-ping theology. Read full book review >

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THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS by Hans Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"There are many editions of this popular story, but Wilhelm's visual narration has unusual panache, making it a good choice for collections that can use one more. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Bremen native follows the Grimms in his straightforward, accessible retelling, providing lively watercolor illustrations that depict the characters in an appealing cartoon style and varying multiple vignettes with cinematic double spreads. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WHALE IN DEEP TROUBLE by Hans Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"A basic introduction to the environmental hazards that endanger whales. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young whale finds himself in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2008

"Not for everyone, but its target audience, however narrow, will love it."
Another testosterone-laced account of another elite combat specialty. Read full book review >

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LEFT IN THE CARE OF by Dinah Küng
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Only the mystery itself, with its rushed explanations and its unsatisfying villain, is less than convincing."
It's Christmas Week 1996 in Hong Kong, but Claire Raymond's biggest worries have nothing to do with the impending reversion to Chinese rule. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Kummer has smartly etched his name in what is fast becoming a worthy tradition—stylish writing that twines field research with campfire tale. (8 pages color plates, 34 halftones, 16 line drawings, 1 map)"
The days and nights of the hamadryas baboon are recounted in this by turns rigorous and meandering but always entertaining study from Kummer (Ethology/Univ. of Zurich). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A rhetorical and lifeless biography, then, that reduces Cowley to the sum of his literary opinions. (Thirty-two illustrations—not seen.)"
With access to Cowley himself (1898-1989) and to his huge archives, Bak (American Literature/Catholic University of Nijmegen, Netherlands) has produced a detailed yet cluttered history of his subject's literary endeavors from 1915 to 1930—of his ``apprenticeship'' as poet, literary journalist, editor, and critic. Read full book review >

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SIBERIAN TRANSFER by Hans Herlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 1992

"An intriguing, well-researched story that never really warms up and runs fast enough."
Herlin returns to the revolutionary Russia of his earlier Grishin (1987) for a thriller about a trainload of Czarist gold bullion and an English effort to thwart the Bolsheviks. Read full book review >

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NUGGET ON TOP OF THE WORLD by Hans de Beer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"While there is a nugget of appeal in the illustrations of the endearing puppy, this effort falls short in its intended thematic journey. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this Swiss import, a young dachshund puppy named Nugget explores the world outside his home, comparing his own small stature with larger animals and structures. Read full book review >