Search Results: "Hans R Arnold"


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How mothers with postnatal depression create narcissism and psychopaths by Hans R Arnold
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2014

"Targets dozens of important questions but will frustrate even patient readers."
In his first book, Arnold develops an esoteric explanation for why some people grow up to do terrible things: postnatal depression in their mothers, which Arnold identifies as the cause of narcissistic and psychopathic behavior in children on into adulthood. Read full book review >

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MOST BELOVED SISTER by Astrid Lingren
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2002

"An odd take on childhood needs from the recently deceased Lindgren, whose Pippi said it so much better. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This small story, written in 1949, illustrated in the '70s, and recently translated into English, is a sweet, though strange, one about imaginary friends and homely reality. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 1994

"Well-written and engaging, the book will appeal to those interested in politics and military history."
A compelling and well-argued study of presidential leadership in time of war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2009

"A reasonably argued work that delivers needed insight and historical precedent to the current war debate."
Military historian Arnold (Crisis in the Snows: Russia Confronts Napoleon: The Eylau Campaign 1806-1807, 2007, etc.) studies past insurgency responses to help clarify the U.S. efforts in Iraq. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1997

"A valuable book that shows vividly how the Vietnam War continues to have a wide impact on American society."
Isaacs (Without Honor: Defeat in Vietnam and Cambodia, 1983) covers a good deal of territory in this sober, strongly written, and persuasively argued book. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"An engrossing account of America's path to disaster, with Eisenhower's commitment to Indochina and Ho's growing disaffection with the US set in expert counterpoint."
Thorough, thoughtful history of America's road to Vietnam, by Arnold (Bantam History of the Vietnam War—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"A lively, well-told chronicle of a conflict that commanders in more recent conflicts could well have from studying."
The United States' war in the Philippines is largely forgotten; this account, drawing parallels with more recent conflicts, should help bring it back into focus. Read full book review >

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ROOTS AND BLUES by Arnold Adoff
FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2011

"An incandescent, important work. (Poetry. 8 & up)"
Adoff creates a moving meditation on the roots of American blues. 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 >

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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 >