Search Results: "Hans Koppel"


BOOK REVIEW

NEVER COMING BACK by Hans Koppel
Released: Nov. 14, 2012

"An abducted-woman thriller with a twist, but Silence of theLambs it's not."
Swedish suburbia is the setting for this thriller about an abducted young woman who is imprisoned and abused—in a house across the street from hers—by the psychiatrist her husband turns to in his fear and despair. Read full book review >

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THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB by Lily Koppel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"Insightful social history with a light touch."
Koppel (The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life through the Pages of a Lost Journal, 2008, etc.) explores the cohesiveness of a group of wives who formed an unofficial support group and their individual development during the early years of the Cold War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Despite the pompous subtitle, a lighthearted look at life inside the one late-night show that takes the world seriously. (TV satellite tour)"
A charming anecdotal account of how a group of ABC execs parlayed an international incident into a news show that redefined late-night television and made little-known anchorman as popular as Johnny Carson. ``The show brought to you by the Ayatollah Khomeini,'' as it was jokingly referred to, Nightline evolved 16 years ago from the series America Held Hostage, ABC's response to their viewers' seemingly insatiable interest in the Iranian hostage crisis. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2003

"Despite the author's overt cheerleading for the coastal theory, a good overview of a fascinating slice of prehistory."
Canadian journalist Koppel chronicles recent efforts by archaeologists to prove that the first people came to America by boat, not on foot. Read full book review >

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THE ROYAL RAVEN by Hans Wilhelm
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"The main feature of these big, colorful watercolors are the raven's glittering gold feathers; similar in effect to the fins on Marcus Pfister's Rainbow Fish (1992), these plump the book with real live magic. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A perhaps familiar story, related with a dose of irony and illustrated with dazzling special effects. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO WASN'T THERE by Hans Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An enjoyable addition. (Young reader/Picture book. 5-9)"
To Introduce a favorite genre, a three-chapter ghost story- -appropriately set on the bleak and desolate New England coast in a long-ago December. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OFF CAMERA by Ted Koppel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2000

"Koppel calls his diary 'bread crumbs in the woods . . . marking the trail of how we got to wherever it is we are.' To anyone hungry for literate, thoughtful, and thought-provoking commentary on our times, however, it is a whole satisfying loaf, crust and all."
The perceptive, articulate anchor of Nightline records his observations, thoughts, annoyances, and memories in a daily journal of the closing year of the century. Read full book review >

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LIGHTS OUT by Ted Koppel
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Koppel's case for the cyberthreat is strong; government officials seem (perhaps justifiably) preoccupied by other matters, or clueless, or both."
Award-winning journalist and longtime Nightline anchor Koppel (Off Camera: Private Thoughts Made Public, 2000, etc.) sounds the alarm over the likelihood of a devastating cyberattack on the infrastructure of the United States.Read full book review >

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HELLO SUN! by Hans Wilhelm
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Young readers will most likely find this plot-driven tale entertaining enough, but it's not an essential purchase. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little hedgehog named Quentin lives in the forest, but has a dream to see the sun. Read full book review >

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MORE BUNNY TROUBLE by Hans Wilhelm
Released: March 1, 1989

Ralph—of Bunny Trouble, 1985—thinks his baby sister, Emily, is overrated: "She cried a lot and was always wet." Read full book review >

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A HOLE IN THE WALL by Hans Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"A deceptively subtle thought-provoker for preschoolers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Four round and rubbery cartoon African animals—a wild dog, a warthog, a lion, and an elephant—find what seems to be a hole in the wall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Soldier Man by Hans Ragnitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2014

"A tense, gritty journey into postwar Kosovo, one that turns the stomach and troubles the conscience."
In this novel based on true events, a young soldier fights a war with himself amid the chaos and carnage of Kosovo. Read full book review >