Search Results: "James Moore"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"An architect, indeed, in the Speerian sense—and that's no hyperbole. So the reader, sobered and astonished, might well conclude."
A none-too-adulatory study of the man who has been called Bush's Brain, "American politics' most talented, prolific, and successful dissembler." Read full book review >

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DARWIN by Adrian Desmond
Released: July 1, 1992

"While valuable for the insights it offers on the age, it is not a substitute for Darwin's own autobiography and journals. (Fifty-six pages of photographs and drawings—not seen.)"
A sweeping biography in which Desmond (The Ape's Reflexion, 1979, etc.) and Moore (The Post-Darwinian Controversies—not reviewed) illustrate not only the familiar Darwinian thesis that life evolves—that it depends on an interplay of nature and culture and of inherited and acquired traits—but also the contemporary thesis that all science is in some way autobiographical. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 28, 2009

"Stimulating, in-depth picture of 19th-century scientific thinking and racial attitudes."
Co-authors of the massive Darwin (1992) offer a new take on the impetus for his theory of evolution: It was "moral passion," rather than the force of observed, recorded and analyzed facts, that fired his work. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Scotty's real monument is not this book, but his music. (65 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
The sad trajectory of Elvis Presley's life is a familiar story, but this memoir does shed a little new light on the early years. Read full book review >

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OH, LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"These soft, warm drawings are precious, in the best sense. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A simple, predictable story about a little rabbit who's too small to help his parents or join the play of his older siblings; fortunately, the tricycle Granpa has fixed for him is just the right size, as is Granpa's lap when they share a book later that evening. Read full book review >

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A BIG DAY FOR LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Only someone with a heart of stone wouldn't love the winsome Rabbit family and this charming, undidactic approach to fears of the unknown. (Fiction/Picture book. 3+)"
When the youngest of the Rabbit clan (Oh, Little Jack, 1992, etc.) is invited to his first party, the rest of the family helps him get ready. Read full book review >

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VODNÍK by Bryce Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A shy boy blossoms in this surprisingly witty debut. (author's note, further reading) (Fantasy. 11-16)"
An American teen encounters monsters both fantastical and human in the land of his birth. Read full book review >

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CAUGHT IN THE ACT by Peter Moore
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2005

"Physical danger lurks beneath the layers of psychological suspense in a satisfyingly logical, killer conclusion. (Fiction. YA)"
Newcomer Lydia knows how to get power and how to use it, as Ethan explains in this narrative detailing his gradual submission to her. Read full book review >

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BLIND SIGHTED by Peter Moore
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Unexpectedly engaging. (Fiction. YA)"
Smaller than most seventh graders, not cool, not interested and not achieving, Kirk is a junior who writes poetry during class and heads for the library to work at shelving books after school. Read full book review >

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ANGELS ON THE ROOF by Martha Moore
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A strong story, whose outwardly fragile protagonists possess reserves of steel to carry them through to the end. (Fiction. 12+)"
From Shelby's point of view, her mother Zoe is impossible: She's uprooted them so many times Shelby has lost count, and develops temporary obsessions, like decorating the living room with pages from a Georgia O'Keeffe calendar. Read full book review >

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NATIVE ARTISTS OF NORTH AMERICA by Reavis Moore
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1993

"An eclectic approach that may well stimulate other young fingers and feet. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
First in the ``Rainbow Warrior Artists'' series, which will depict artists around the world: glimpses into the lives and cultures of five members of tribes in the US and Mexico verify their modern, unabashed attitudes toward their various native arts. Read full book review >