Search Results: "Jeremy Black"


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THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE by Jeremy Black
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"General readers will leave better informed but little wiser."
A comprehensive chronicle of the collection and uses of information during the last six centuries. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"For specialists only."
Ponderous explication of the complex relationship between Britain and her 13 American colonies. Read full book review >

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OTHER PASTS, DIFFERENT PRESENTS, ALTERNATIVE FUTURES by Jeremy Black
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2015

"Black's academic style can drag readers down in certain dry and wordy sections. However, his scholarly outlook on history today, its ambiguity and uncertainty, the need of analyzing, interpreting, and reinterpreting events, makes it well worth fighting through slow patches to appreciate his extensive store of knowledge."
A dense study of counterfactualism and its use in the practice of history. Read full book review >

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JEREMY THRANE by Kate Christensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Credible? Just barely. Fun? Immensely. As a chronicler of hip urban travails, Christensen (In the Drink, 1999) is first-rate."
A spirited take on the oft-told tale of a life falling apart, then patching itself together again: witty, humane, romantic, and just gossipy enough to keep you flipping pages. Read full book review >

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THE HOLOCAUST by Jeremy Black
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2016

"A compact and cogent academic account of the Holocaust."
In less than 250 pages, a prolific scholar takes on the intractably difficult themes of the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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JEREMY NORBECK by Sydney Dunlap
Released: March 31, 2014

"A highly appealing novel for tweens about a resourceful animal lover and his family and friends, infused with gentle humor and informative tidbits about animals of all kinds."
In this engaging middle-grade novel, a fifth-grader tries to find a way to earn money for the upkeep of his assorted pets. Read full book review >

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JEREMY BIGGS by Joan Schmeichel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2017

"Splendid and enchanting, this book offers a sad, sweet, and entertaining time-travel story."
Sent away for the summer, a high schooler finds his life changed forever by what he discovers in the woods near his grandparents' house in this YA novel. Read full book review >

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JEREMY STONE by Lesley Choyce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 15, 2014

"Despite a disappointing ending, an intricate story that opens up the universe of troubled silence. (Verse/fiction. 14-18)"
Just like a geode, Jeremy Stone appears unremarkable on the outside, while his inner life shimmers with the complexity of glittering crystals. Read full book review >

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JEREMY FISHER by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2011

"High production values and a story-centered design give this a leg up over flashier, more game-like e-books. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Potter's tale of a hapless frog who sets out to catch a minnow for dinner and almost ends up being dinner himself gets several useful extras in this unabridged app. It also receives a design upgrade that increases the original's cramped trim size and eliminates its blank pages while pairing text and pictures more closely together. Read full book review >

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JEREMY KOOLOO by Tim Mahurin
ABC BOOKS
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"A book idiosyncratic enough, beguiling enough, to become a staple of the ABC canon. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Jeremy Kooloo, the cat, loves milk. Read full book review >

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Released: July 4, 2017

"Timelines of pivotal events help punctuate the narrative structure of this history-in-brief, an engaging, admirably thorough introduction for new readers of history with short attention spans."
A 272-page "back story to the chronicle of humanity." Read full book review >