Search Results: "Jacques Barzun"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2000

"An extraordinary achievement by one of the glittering minds of our time."
This lively and opinionated survey of western culture marks the capstone of the noted scholar's intellectual career. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF LUKE by Brian Jacques
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"The formulas are gratifyingly intact as Martin discovers, as all fatherless children hope to, that his parent had not abandoned him, but heroically sacrificed his life for the welfare of others. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The 12th book in the animated epic about the inhabitants and friends and enemies of Redwall Abbey, this is a grand, seafaring odyssey about Martin the mouse warrior and his treacherous return to the place of his youth. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Valuable, even provocative reading for environmental activists and students of international development."
The struggle for control over water is "one of the great looming subjects of the twenty-first century." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2009

"Cultural differences do matter, and Jacques ably demonstrates that China's process of modernization derives from its own 'native sources of dynamism.'"
British scholar and Guardian columnist Jacques (co-editor: New Times, 1989, etc.) delivers a clear-eyed look at how China's recent modernization will leapfrog Western "superiority." Read full book review >

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LITTLE GHOST PARTY by Jacques Duquennoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Although most kids may enjoy the challenge at first, the excitement is short-lived. (Novelty. 4-6)"
Duquennoy, known best for his charming story The Ghost's Dinner (1994), creates a book that readers must tilt, spin and jiggle in order to truly experience. Read full book review >

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TAGGERUNG by Brian Jacques
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It's great fun, and not just for Redwall fans. (Fiction. 10+)"
Otters star in the 14th Redwall adventure (The Legend of Luke, 2000, etc.), holding the line against evil in their make-believe world. Read full book review >

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SAVORY STEWS by Jacques Burdick
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Sumptuous antidotes to winter, but you'll crave them year- round. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
Burdick adds to his homey oeuvre (French Cooking en Famille, not reviewed) with this collection of warm, filling meals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2002

"Puts human faces on the often impersonal and obscure college-admissions process."
New York Times education reporter Steinberg demonstrates that character is not always fate for the students who apply to elite Wesleyan University. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"An intriguing example of glasnost in action and an important ufological document opening up rich new veins of exploration for researchers and buffs alike. (Eight-page photo insert—not seen.)"
Newsworthy brief by ufologist Vallee (Confrontations, 1990, etc.) on how the Iron Curtain hid from Western eyes not only a people in chains but also perhaps a star-fleet's worth of UFOs and their bug-eyed occupants. Read full book review >

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CUISINE ECONOMIQUE by Jacques Pepin
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

TV-chef PÇpin's cookbooks have ranged from the imposing two- volume The Art of Cooking to The Short-Cut Cook (1990), which stooped to unimpressive quickie concoctions using frozen convenience components. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MARK by Jacques Leslie
Released: March 16, 1995

"Good snapshots rather than a coherent moving picture. (12 pages photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A journalist's recollection of reporting in Vietnam—and its force in shaping his consciousness. ``I must have been the greenest reporter who ever set foot in Vietnam,'' declares former Los Angeles Times reporter Leslie, who arrived there in 1972, less than four years out of Yale. Read full book review >

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THE CHICKEN DANCE by Jacques Couvillon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

Eleven-year-old Don Schmidt lives on a chicken farm on Horse Island, La. Read full book review >