Search Results: "Harald Welzer"


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SOLDATEN by Sönke Neitzel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2012

"Unique—and essential to any understanding of German mentalités in the Hitler era."
A trove of transcripts of bugged recordings providing specific, startling evidence that German soldiers in World War II were not just following orders. Read full book review >

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HARALD THE RUTHLESS by Andrea Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Add the appended brief but excellent notes keyed to specific pages, the maps, a clean typeface and design, and the result is a short, exciting, eminently readable history. (Picture book. 9-11)"
In a long picture book, Hopkins expertly retells ``The Saga of the Last Viking Warrior,'' Icelander Snorri Sturluson's c. 1230 account of Harald Sigurdsson. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"Occasionally stiff, but always readable; a good introduction to modern physics for any reader willing to invest a little thought in the subject. (45 halftones, 41 line drawings, 1 table)"
The fundamentals of Einstein's theory of special relativity, presented in the form of a series of imaginary dialogues among scientists of three different eras. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"A good yarn, to be continued. (Fiction. 10+)"
Weyr, perhaps 13, is an orphan who has moved from one family to another until the death of his latest, unlamented foster parent. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 21, 2012

"A long-winded but multifaceted tale about an expansive, wild new vision of the universe."
Hansen's funny, intellectual thriller tracks an Everyman out to save the world—and all its possible, infinite counterparts—from a nuclear holocaust. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS IN THE STABLE by Astrid Lindgren
Released: Sept. 17, 1962

"A fine introduction to the meaning of Christmas for the child who, like the one here pictured, nestles in mother's lap to discover it."
With quiet reverence for the magic of the night, a mother tells the story of a man and woman who sought lodgings in a stable and were blessed during the cold wintry night with a newborn child. Read full book review >

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THE GLASSBLOWER'S CHILDREN by Maria Gripe
Released: May 7, 1973

"Despite the seams and weak spots, however, Gripe polishes each separate scene to fine perfection and makes each development more chilling than the last."
Unlike Gripe's contemporary Hugo and Josephine books, The Glassblower's Children is a fairy tale, with remote storybook settings, mythic themes and archetypal rather than realistic characters. Read full book review >

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THE TOMTEN by Astrid Lindgren
Released: Nov. 13, 1961

"Adapted from an old Swedish poem."
Who is it that wanders the countryside on a snowy peaceful night in winter? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Varangian by Bruce Macbain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"While some portions lack literary zeal, this book still delivers a highly entertaining Viking adventure."
This third installment of a historical fiction series focuses on a bold Viking's daunting mission in the 11th century C.E. Read full book review >

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HORNET FLIGHT by Ken Follett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 2, 2002

"Old fashioned derring-do done right."
Spunky Danes spy and fly beneath the radar of their Nazi occupiers. Read full book review >