Search Results: "Howard J. Blumenthal"


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CAREERS IN TELEVISION by Howard J. Blumenthal
NONFICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Good, current career information for the serious teen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Nineteen professionals in the TV industry (sales manager, set designer, anchor person, technical/lighting director, writer, program-development executive, etc.) describe their careers and daily activities. Read full book review >

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CAREERS IN BASEBALL by Howard J. Blumenthal
NONFICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 1993

"Inspiring, but sensible, too. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In the second in his ``You Can Do It!'' series (after Careers in Television, 1991), Blumenthal looks at alternative careers in yet another glamorous occupation; here, he shows that there are many paths to the major leagues, even for those who aren't athletically gifted. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: May 24, 2011

"An informative, insightful account of a fascinating period of American history. (glossary, bibliography, source notes) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
When Congress passed the 18th Amendment, prohibiting the manufacture and sale of alcohol, supporters were convinced it would create a stronger, more moral nation. Instead, it ushered in an era of corruption and lawlessness, here brought to life with a fast-paced, gripping narrative and period photographs. Read full book review >

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MAX ARCHER KID DETECTIVE:  THE CASE OF THE WET BED by Howard J.  Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2011

"Even if there were not an alarming dearth of titles on this subject aimed at kids, this would stand out as a most thorough, highly readable resource. (Blended nonfiction. 6-10)"
Max is a detective who likes to "help kids with their problems"—this case takes on bedwetting. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"A thoughtful study of an abiding constitutional legacy. (Twenty halftones—not seen.)"
An intelligent and thorough assessment of the legacy of the Supreme Court's famous liberals. Read full book review >

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MAFIA GIRL by Deborah Blumenthal
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2014

"Despite all the wealth, Vogue photo shoots and designer clothing, mostly a down-to-earth slice of life; more Kody Keplinger than Gossip Girl. (Fiction. 13-16)"
Enjoyable, straightforward high school drama despite the Mafia princess framework. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"These quibbles aside, this offering is a solid exploration of an event whose importance is undisputed but which is rarely so lucidly explained for anyone, let alone young readers. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A cogent account of the Stock Market Crash that occurred between October 24 and October 29, 1929, and ushered in the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON by Karen Blumenthal
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A richly detailed study that is as perceptive as it is engaging. (photos, timeline, bibliography, chapter notes) (Biography. 12-18)"
Like Cynthia Levinson's Hillary Rodham Clinton: Do All the Good You Can (2016), Blumenthal's biography covers Clinton's childhood to her current campaign to become the Democratic candidate for president in 2016 but, written for an older audience, goes into greater depth and detail. Read full book review >

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GOLIATH by Max Blumenthal
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Dense, in-the-trenches reportage revealing details that go from grim to grimmer."
A rich, roiling examination of "the State of Israel during a period of deepening political and societal crisis." Read full book review >