Search Results: "Hedrick Smith"


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WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN DREAM? by Hedrick Smith
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Not flawless, but one of the best recent analyses of the contemporary woes of American economics and politics."
Remarkably comprehensive and coherent analysis of and prescriptions for America's contemporary economic malaise by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Smith (Rethinking America, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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RETHINKING AMERICA by Hedrick Smith
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Smith's timely arguments for redesigning our educational system to prepare students for life to come bears much discussion."
A Pulitzer Prizewinning veteran journalist repackages old news to argue for an overhauled America. Read full book review >

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THE NEW RUSSIANS by Hedrick Smith
Released: Dec. 5, 1990

Smith (The Power Game, 1988, etc.), whose best-seller The Russians (1976) described Brezhnevite stagnation, revisits perestroika-era Russia in this thoughtful, informative, and engrossing work. Read full book review >

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HARRIET BEECHER STOWE by Joan D. Hedrick
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A splendid, balanced representation of an author in her many roles, and of the way she changed her world."
In this definitive biography, Hedrick (History/Trinity; Solitary Comrade, 1982) applies a feminine perspective to the fascinating life and tumultuous times of Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-96), author of what's arguably the most influential novel in history and someone who only 50 years ago was described as "A Crusader in Crinoline'' (by Robert F. Wilson in the last full-length Stowe bio, published in 1941). Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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HAN KANG
by Megan Labrise

Han Kang’s fierce, fresh fiction has the book world abuzz: The Vegetarian, her first novel to be translated from Korean to English, won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. It is one of “The 10 Best Books of 2016,” according to the New York Times Book Review.It is ripe with searing imagery that won’t soon leave you. So ...


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LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE DADS
by Julie Danielson

In 2009, award-winning author and poet Hope Anita Smith wrote and illustrated Mother Poems, a set of original poems about the loss of one pre-teen girl’s mother and her metamorphosis into a “motherless shell.” It was a book the Kirkus review called “undeniably visceral,” this personal set of poems from Smith.

Now, with Father’s Day just around the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ABE LINCOLN'S DREAM by Lane Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An adroit blend of humor, compassion and quiet optimism reflects the statesman's character and make this a first choice for February or anytime. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Smith transcends clichés to present a fresh and intimate glimpse of the 16th president. Read full book review >

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IT'S A BOOK by Lane Smith
by Lane Smith, illustrated by Lane Smith
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Despite Smith's sly title-page introduction of 'jackass' as a legitimate animal label for donkey, this closing gibe refocuses and cheapens the humor into a gratuitous insult that yields no benefit beyond a feeling of superiority. (Picture book. 4-11)"
Saucy hilarity and clever visual characterization make this wide-audience treat delectable until the potentially off-putting final page. Read full book review >

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DESSER, THE BEST CAT EVER by Maggie Smith
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"This forthright, compassionate tale is a sweet, soothing balm for bereaved pet owners as well as any cat lover. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young girl reminisces about the life of her cat, Desser, chronicling how the frisky kitten was acquired—"a long, long time ago, when my daddy had big hair"—and how their friendship blossomed. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO AUGIE HOBBLE by Lane Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Great fun, with hardly a trope or theme left unspun. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The award-bedizened illustrator offers up his first novel. Read full book review >

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MY BLUE BUNNY, BUBBIT by Maggie Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"New older siblings won't be blue for long thanks to this sweet, if special, offering. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Part special-stuffed-animal tale, part new-baby story, part craft extravaganza, this picture book has a little something for everyone, so long as that "everyone" enjoys sewing narratives. Read full book review >