Search Results: "Jeb Taylor"


BOOK REVIEW

SAVING CIVILIZATION by Jeb Taylor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 29, 2013

"A fiery, well-argued plea for social change."
A dissection of civilization from the advent of farming to the present day. Read full book review >

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Shrivers by Jeb Kinnison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2015

"A novel about a galactic threat that offers an addictive barrage of lofty ideas infused with soul."
A third adventure in a sci-fi series follows idealistic rebels who can manipulate reality using quantum portals. Read full book review >

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IMMIGRATION WARS by Jeb Bush
NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"Cynical, tardy and unnecessary."
The 2012 election is still fresh in memory, but with this effort to make a multicultural, immigrant-flush America safe for Republicans, it's clear that another Bush is declaring for the presidency. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2009

"Didactic prose and complex theorizing make for a tough slog, but it's worth it for the author's positive perspective on an extremely broad and challenging issue."
Urbanist Brugmann (Business and Environment/Cambridge Univ.) proposes a transformation in the way we view our cities. Read full book review >

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NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR NAME, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
BFF Charm: Yay x2
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Dreams of Libraries and Godspawn
Bonus Factors: Librarians, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Missing My Other Half

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split

Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty ...


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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NEON DANCERS by Matt Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Overly busy but mostly engaging—and much enhanced by its likable journalist-sleuth."
Palmer Kingston—ace reporter for the Tribune in the small city of Marlinsport, Florida (Neon Flamingo)—now lives in a Spanish mansion he shares with girl reporter A.C. Egan of the rival Times, and collections of neon signs and vintage cars. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND THE MONSTER by Eleanor Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Taylor's tale is just about average, but her adorable monster is a winner. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Louis finds a big, shaggy surprise in the family's new house. Read full book review >

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TSUNAMI WARNING by Taylor Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2007

"Older readers will relish the text and come away with a greater appreciation for the scientists who struggle to understand natural disasters in order to keep people safe. (glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
"Shaking ground, an exposed sea floor, and a loud roar are natural warnings." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Like her All the Stars in the Sky: Native Stories of the Heavens (2006), this digestible gathering will draw young readers—but fewer storytellers, as there are no source notes. (afterword) (Folktales. 9-11)"
In a slim and watery collection of northerly First Nations tales, land-dwellers fall in love with sea-dwellers, contentious humans are nearly all wiped out in a flood sent by exasperated spirits and the kindly Great Spirit temporarily gives over the souls of the dead to his opposite number, Evil Minded, but keeps them safe from harm by transforming them into ground mist. Read full book review >