Search Results: "Jack Weatherford"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"An entertaining, on-the-money introduction to precisely what makes the world go 'round. (Author tour)"
An engagingly digressive audit of the mediums of exchange humankind has used and abused down through the years, from anthropologist Weatherford (Savages and Civilization, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 1994

"The common thread binding these chapters may be tenuous, but Weatherford is a hugely entertaining, well-traveled writer—one who makes a strong case for a hands-off, learn-from-them approach toward these last ancient ways of life."
A gallimaufry of cultural arcana from indefatigable anthropologist Weatherford (Native Roots, 1991; Indian Givers, 1988). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"Uplifting, entertaining history."
Genghis Khan as the first feminist patriarch. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An intriguing, eye-opening spiritual biography."
Even history's most famous conqueror had a soft side. Read full book review >

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GENGHIS KHAN AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD by Jack Weatherford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2004

"A horde-pleaser, well-written and full of surprises."
"The Mongols swept across the globe as conquerors," writes the appreciative pop anthropologist-historian Weatherford (The History of Money, 1997, etc.), "but also as civilization's unrivaled cultural carriers." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Quietly subversive but wonderfully accurate—a comprehensive, memorable tribute to the pervasive Native American influence on those who destroyed a way of life even as they assimilated it."
Another insightful and provocative contribution by anthropologist Weatherford (Indian Givers, 1989, etc.) to increasing national recognition of the extent of white America's debt to Native Americans. Read full book review >

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JACK by F. Paul Wilson
Released: May 27, 2008

"Cracking good fun for teens. (Fiction. YA)"
The bestselling author of the Repairman Jack thriller series moves into the young-adult market with a prequel about the teenage Jack, who is just discovering his talents. Read full book review >

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JACK by Liesl Shurtliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Fans of retold fairy tales will be well-satisfied. (author's note) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Boom! Boom! Boom! Giants are real! Jack sees them slide down from Above to raid his farm. Worse, they take his Papa. Read full book review >

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JACK by Geoffrey Perret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2001

"For a cradle-to-grave biography free of piety and pathography, start here. For fresh disclosures on this most intensely examined president, turn elsewhere."
An intriguing take on JFK? Yes. "A Life Like No Other"? Hype. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"Detailed, mildly salacious, not especially moving or surprising."
Everything-but-the-kitchen-sink style portrait of the noted actor and unstoppable womanizer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Clear prose, numerous photographs, thorough source notes, and a solid bibliography make this a fine biography for young readers and a worthwhile addition to biography collections. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
"Jack Kennedy's life was a gift, but one that was wrapped with many strings." Read full book review >

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JACK by Tomie dePaola
by Tomie dePaola, illustrated by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Adults who have been through the ordeal of a fixer-upper may appreciate the ending more than kids, but everyone will enjoy the fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A new tale from dePaola is always a reason to cheer, and this riff on "Jack" tale variants will bring smiles. Read full book review >