Search Results: "Jack Rakove"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2010

"An ambitious, intelligent exploration into the intellectual underpinnings of the Revolution."
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Rakove (History, American Studies and Political Science/Stanford Univ.; Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution, 1996, etc.) reflects on how a group of lawyers and planters came to wage the American Revolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 1996

"A unique contribution to the historical and legal debate surrounding the Constitution."
Rakove (History/Stanford Univ.; The Beginnings of National Politics, 1979, etc.) demonstrates the historical and theoretical complexity of the seemingly simple notion of a ``jurisprudence of original intention''—the theory that judges can interpret the Constitution solely by reference to the opinions of its framers. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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MEET DIZZY DINOSAUR! by Jack Tickle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Tailor-made for ticklers and ticklees alike. (Picture book. 1-3)"
From authorial pseudonym on, an invitation to interact with a jolly red dinosaur. Read full book review >

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WRITING RADAR by Jack Gantos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A standout among writing guides, valuable for its sage and friendly encouragement and for the sheer fun of hanging out with Jack. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Advice on writing from one of the best writers around. Read full book review >

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FOUR THOUSAND YEARS OF JEWISH HISTORY by Jack Lefcourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2010

The story of one of the world's oldest religions is folded into an overview of world history. Read full book review >

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THE KEY THAT SWALLOWED JOEY PIGZA by Jack Gantos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Dark, funny and pawzzz-i-tively brilliant. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Joey takes on his toughest set of challenges yet in this heart-rending, triumphant series finale. Read full book review >