Search Results: "Jeffrey Robinson"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"An object lesson in what a couple of determined law-enforcement agents can accomplish, even when outnumbered by the bad guys."
A real-life Law & Order case, starring Romedio Viola, a detective from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Bonnie Klapper, a prosecutor from the U.S. Attorney's Office. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 25, 2000

"Robinson's prose is often breathless, urgent—even hyperbolic—but if only a modest moiety of his claims are accurate, the threats to the world's financial security are indeed ominous."
A prolific novelist and nonfiction author (The Hotel, 1997, etc.) explains the threat of international organized crime. Read full book review >

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YAMANI: The Inside Story by Jeffrey Robinson
Released: May 29, 1989

Published in Great Britain last year, this extended piece of investigative journalism is not so much a biography of the ex-Saudi Oil Minister as it is an impressionistic review of the man at work. Read full book review >

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BARDOT by Jeffrey Robinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 1995

"Despite his best efforts to the contrary, Robinson leaves one feeling that perhaps there really is no more to Bardot than meets the eye. (photos, not seen)"
Affectionate, workmanlike, but disappointing biography of the woman aptly described by Roger Vadim as ``Eve before God lost his temper in the Garden of Eden.'' As much a sociological event as a movie star, Brigitte Bardot transformed modern notions of sex as a subject for movies and as a paradigm for existence. Read full book review >

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WHAT ANIMALS REALLY LIKE by Fiona Robinson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Guffaws and surprising twists (plus Timbertooth's exaggerated tantrums) will have youngsters clamoring for a repeat performance. Brava! (Picture book. 4-8)"
World-famous conductor Herbert Timberteeth (an aptly named beaver) is about to debut his new song, "What Animals Like Most." Read full book review >

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STARSEED by Spider Robinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, Stardance fans will want to investigate."
Sequel to Stardance, the Robinsons' combination of dance, aliens, and politics in orbit above 21st-century Earth. Read full book review >

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STARMIND by Spider Robinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1995

Third in the trilogy (Starseed, 1991, etc.) about the Stardancers, human-alien symbiotes who are able to live unprotected in space, and who can share a mingled consciousness as and when they wish. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Good, goofy fun. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
While heading by train to Whiska City to chase her dream of becoming a detective, Jenny the donkey meets a menagerie of new friends who will make perfect partners in her new venture. Read full book review >

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CLICK! by Jeffrey Ebbeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"An enjoyable bedtime story that demands to be heard. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An industrious lamp in the shape of a bird fixes all things that go bump in the night. Read full book review >

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THE PHANTOM BULLY by Jeffrey Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"Everybody's middle school years should be as ultimately satisfying as Roan's, whether they are Jedis-in-training or not. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
Perhaps playing off the principle that a great ending will mitigate almost anything, this story has at least a dozen endings, and all of them are pretty spectacular. Read full book review >

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WHO BROKE THE VASE? by Jeffrey Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An interesting debut, one that may instigate discussion, emotion, and, yes, even laughs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A broken vase, an eyewitness, and a cast of improbable suspects lead to one surprise ending in this celebration of the whopper. Read full book review >