Search Results: "J. Revell Carr"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2004

"A sad tale, one that has not figured outside a few official reports until now—and quite well illuminated by Carr."
An elaboration of a footnote in WWII naval history: the sinking of a tramp steamer and its long denouement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A well-calibrated account of the foreign and domestic events that prepared Americans, psychologically and emotionally, for the revolutionary break in 1776."
A history of the 100 years of "abuse, exploitation, mismanagement, and disrespect" suffered by the American colonies at the hands of Britain. Read full book review >

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7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


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NOUMENON
by Thea James

Noumenon

Noumenon by Marina J. Lostetter

On Sale: July 2017, ISBN-13: 9780062497840

nou·me·non

ˈno͞oməˌnän

noun
(in Kantian philosophy) a thing as it is in itself, as distinct from a thing as it is knowable by the senses through phenomenal attributes.

Imagine it is the future. Not the distant future, mind you, but a close enough world in which large scale ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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JUAN RULFO
by Richard Z. Santos

Douglas Weatherford, translator of the first English-language version of Juan Rulfo’s second novel The Golden Cockerel, knows that Rulfo isn’t a household name. And Weatherford thinks that’s a tragedy.

“It’s important for English speaking readers, especially in the U.S., to discover Juan Rulfo. For some unfortunate reason he never reached the same acclaim as Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Somewhat wonky, but an impassioned, mostly persuasive manifesto from two advocates for small-town America."
Two sociologists' plan for damming the flow of talented young people from rural America. Read full book review >

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STORMWALKER by Mike Revell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"An active and compassionate middle-grade primer on overcoming grief. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After a 12-year-old British boy's mum dies of leukemia, he finds himself teleported into the novel that his writer father has created to address his own grief. Read full book review >

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WHY DO FAMILIES CHANGE? by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"A useful resource for a common issue. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
A simple Q-and-A introduction to a difficult topic. Read full book review >

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WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE? by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"While the overall message is laudable, the book attempts to cover too much territory with too few details to sustain interest, satisfy the natural curiosity that diversity arouses, or offer support to those who feel marginalized due to their differences. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
The huge topic of human diversity is here given cursory treatment that may raise more questions than it answers. Read full book review >

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A LOVED ONE DIES? by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A boon for families with young children. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A "just enough" introduction to the experience of death. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO WAHOO by Dennis Carr
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"A humorous, but at times intense, text held together by a strong, intelligent and eventually charming heroine. (Fiction. YA)"
The Carrs convincingly create Victoria Julianne Van Wyck, a haughty heiress that readers will at first love to hate. Read full book review >