Search Results: "James M. Deem"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"An intriguing read, complementing the author's highly commended Bodies from the Bog (1998) and Bodies from the Ash (2005), with a bonus environmental message. (environmental tips, glaciers to visit, websites, bibliography, illustration credits) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
With global warming, the glaciers that crown our highest mountains have retreated, revealing humans who died there long ago. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"This well-researched history is best suited for readers who already have solid background knowledge of the Holocaust and an interest in delving further into the subject. (photos, maps, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
Breendonk does not share the infamy of such Nazi concentration camps as Buchenwald or Dachau, but in this insightful and revealing history, Deem rescues this Belgian prison from near obscurity and tells the stories of some of the thousands who suffered and died there. Read full book review >

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THE VERY REAL GHOST BOOK OF CHRISTINA ROSE by James M. Deem
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Christina Rose. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Many years after their mother is killed in a plane crash, Christina and her twin brother, Dan, move with their father from the suburbs of New York City to a sleepy little town in California. Read full book review >

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HOW TO HUNT BURIED TREASURE by James M. Deem
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Further reading; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Dozens of drawings and decorations lighten this approach to an arduous, time-consuming, and not always fruitful pursuit. Read full book review >

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HOW TO READ YOUR MOTHER'S MIND by James M. Deem
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Short glossary (at the beginning, sensibly); bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Once again, Deem and Kelley (How to Hunt for Buried Treasure, 1992, etc.) team up for an entertaining and informative treatment of a fascinating subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"One signal weakness, however, is that the photographs that generously illustrate this volume are not identified or dated within the caption, leaving readers in the dark as to what is archival and what is modern. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This fascinating exploration of the buried city of Pompeii begins with a recreation of the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius and ends with a snapshot of Pompeii today. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Impressive and fascinating. (Nonfiction. 11-15) "
An absorbing introduction to anthropological facial reconstruction. Read full book review >

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3 NBS OF JULIAN DREW by James M. Deem
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"302, etc.) presents a hard-edged tale of abuse and recovery. (Fiction. 12+)"
``I am an abused child, (but I can't tell you that),'' writes Julian Drew, 15, when his English teacher tells him to write the truest sentence he knows. Read full book review >

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FORBIDDEN by Syrie James
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Lightweight, but the story has some thrills, and the aforementioned genre addicts will enjoy it. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Yet another paranormal romance, this time with an assortment of angels in a chick-lit setting, that will appeal to those addicted to the genre if few others. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"Tabor's largely speculative narrative lacks the dramatic force of such other recent high-altitude stories as Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air (1997) or Ed Viesturs' No Shortcuts to the Top (2006), and the dearth of answers may leave readers unsatisfied."
A former contributing editor to Outside magazine tries to ferret out the truth behind a 1967 expedition during which seven climbers died on Mt. McKinley. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAINBOW'S END by James M. Cain
Released: Feb. 1, 1975

"Anyway there's the name which still rings once."
Even if read through a film of nostalgia for those icy snow jobs of yesteryear — Double Indemnity; The Postman — it's hard to fred the pot of gold here except for the fact that there is $100,000 in ransom money taken from a hijacker, who is shot, and Dave becomes the cynosure of all eyes — not only those of the police but of stewardess Jill and his own problem young (step)-mother, two sex-kittenish hellcats (in a nice way). . . . Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1988

"This new volume in the Oxford History of the United States series should become a standard general history of the Civil War period—it's one that will stand up for years to come."
With this major work, McPherson (History/Princeton; Ordeal by Fire) cements his reputation as one of the finest Civil War historians. Read full book review >