Search Results: "Jane M. Orient"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 1994

"A conservative argument against increasing government regulation and bureaucratization of American medicine in the tradition of such free-market thinkers as Milton Friedman."
A formulaic, if impassioned, Rx by the executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, whose answer to runaway medical costs and uneven care is to put patients, not health care managers, back in the driver's seat. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 1993

"More legal brief than biography as the personal Myra Bradwell is subsumed in the political figure—but a welcome revival of a forgotten reputation."
A dry, bare-bones biography of Myra Bradwell (1831-94), whose plea to practice law was denied by the Supreme Court because she was a woman, and who went on to become the publisher and editor of the influential Chicago Legal News. Read full book review >

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BEWARE THE MANDARINS by Jane M. Hogg
Released: May 4, 2012

"Though rich in detail and packed with factual, historical details, Hogg's memoir is best suited for British audiences, history buffs or conspiracy theorists."
In her revelatory memoir as an employee of the British Civil Service, Hogg lifts the veil on the corruption that took place in British government in the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

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THE DARK, DARK NIGHT by M. Christina Butler
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Chapman's animals pop with bold color and apt detail; Butler's familiar fable is amiable but ultimately undistinguished. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A monster stalks the pond...or does it? Read full book review >

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PRIDE & PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"An exhaustive and exhausting marriage of Austen's Pride and a modern reader's analysis of it."
A mammoth edition, including the novel, illustrations, maps, a chronology, and bibliography, but mostly thousands of annotations that run the gamut from revealing to ridiculous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A timely and sensible challenge to the prevalent notion that computers necessarily enhance mental development and learning. (Author tour)"
A crisp critique of the impact of computers on children's minds by educator Healy (Your Child's Growing Mind, 1990. etc.), who contends that, in our fervor to embrace computers, we have overlooked their potential to harm youth, particularly young children. Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE RAIN by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"As essential to library collections as rain is to summer sunflowers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"This is the ocean, / blue and vast, / that holds the rainwater from the past." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Meaning(s) of Life by M
NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2014

"A highly relatable, accessible popular-science book."
A sharp, highly scientific book about the intersection of evolutionary biology and the meaning of life. Read full book review >

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TALKING LIKE THE RAIN by X. J. Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Index. (Poetry. 3-10)"
More like a ``second'' than a ``first book of poems,'' this large, generously illustrated volume will serve children from preschool through much of their elementary years. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ELFIE ONE by Pamela Jane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This special story will be read or sung over in the library, over in the classroom, and over in the family room, next to the Christmas tree. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The classic children's song "Over in the Meadow" moves to the North Pole in this Christmas-themed interpretation. Read full book review >