Search Results: "Jacques Berlinerblau"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"An impassioned argument for 'a firm and dignified defense of the imperiled secularish virtues and moderation, toleration, and self-criticism.'"
Berlinerblau (Jewish Civilization/Georgetown Univ.; The Vow and the ‘Popular Religious Groups' of Ancient Israel, 2009, etc.) offers a solid history of secularism in America and a defense of its virtues at a time when conservative Christians attack it as a moral evil and advance the "flawed" idea that one cannot be both religious and secular. 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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WITHOUT RETURN by Jacques Sardas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2017

"A striking historical account by an Egyptian Jew forced to leave his homeland."
A debut memoir chronicles one man's experiences in Egypt, including his turbulent departure. Read full book review >

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THE ROGUE CREW by Brian Jacques
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Familiar, perhaps formulaic, but a nonetheless rousing read from the late Jacques. (Animal fantasy. 9-12)"
Animal warriors band together against innovative corsairs in this 22nd novel set in the richly detailed world of Redwall. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Except for Vallee's wobbly conclusions, a forceful and refreshingly iconoclastic study that, for all its good sense, will likely add up to only a cry in the alien-infested ufowilderness."
Bracing finale to Vallee's ``Alien Contact trilogy'' (Dimensions, 1988; Confrontations, 1990), as the ufologist brings some famous UFO cases down to earth—and into the mud. Read full book review >

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BUFFON by Jacques Roger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

A dry yet thorough life of the Enlightenment philosopher and naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon (170788). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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 >