Search Results: "Igor Kononenko"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 6, 2010

"To be leafed through leisurely and used as a gateway to further reading and contemplation."
A comprehensive glossary of spiritual minds, this effort from a husband-and-wife team highlights the similarities between ancient, controversial and contemporary spiritualists. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR AND GUEN by Jon Koons
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2008

"This small bright light aside, the whole never comes together in any satisfying way. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A boy named Arthur meets a spunky princess named Guenevere in the woods, when both are supposed to be at a tournament. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

"A good deal of this stream has been exhaustively panned, but there are some nuggets here."
If one has any doubt about the vacuousness of most diplomatic summits, this book by Gorbachev's interpreter at the 1987 summit with Ronald Reagan in Washington, D.C., should remove it. Read full book review >

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ONE-TWO by Igor Eliseev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2016

"An original, painful tale of youthful isolation."
Conjoined twins in the Soviet Union face loneliness and alienation in Eliseev's debut novel. Read full book review >

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MAHALIA MOUSE GOES TO COLLEGE by John Lithgow
ANIMALS
Released: March 27, 2007

"Lithgow to Harvard University's Class of 2005 is accompanied by a CD recording of his performance. (Picture book. 5-10)"
It's a gloomy day in Cambridge town when tiny Mahalia Mouse, trapped in a student's backpack whilst out on a food-finding mission for her pitiful little family, is transported to a strange, other world: academia, where she becomes a mouse on a mission! Read full book review >

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THE KING WITH HORSE’S EARS by Batt Burns
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"Folktale collections are low circulators for the intended readership, which makes this collection's shortcomings all the sadder. (introduction, glossary, sources) (Folktales. 9-11)"
Although he was born to the tradition, Burns's strong storytelling skills nevertheless too-frequently just simmer under the surface of this collection of Irish folktales, which lack the full power of his wit and timing. Read full book review >

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DYSPEPTIC DEFINITIONS by Igor D. Radovic
Released: July 12, 2013

"So here is a brave attempt at a tough job and a good bathroom book in the bargain."
This book of redefined definitions is haunted by the ghost of Ambrose Bierce, who wrote The Devil'sDictionary (1911). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOSTILE WATERS by Peter Huchthausen
NON-FICTION
Released: July 26, 1997

"An HBO movie with the same title will air this summer. (First serial to Reader's Digest)"
A riveting account (with an introduction by Tom Clancy) of a hell-and-high-water incident toward the Cold War's end, in which a missile-bearing Soviet submarine sank within a few hundred miles of North Carolina. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2003

"A little clunky, a little slow: a blip in the spy genre."
Evil, upright, or misunderstood? It's possible to see Red spy Kitty Harris—a.k.a. Elizabeth Dreyfus, Alice Read, Gypsy, Norma, Ada, et al.—as all three in this biography by retired KGB officer Damaskin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Wise reading for policymakers, executives, entrepreneurs—anyone who seeks to survive and thrive in the crucible that is competition."
To better understand the art of strategy, consider studying the ancient Chinese game of go, write Grishin and Emelyanov in a new translation of their Russian work. Read full book review >