Search Results: "Jim Rogers"


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STREET SMARTS by Jim Rogers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A satisfying combination of serious gusto and sharp thinking."
International investor and worldwide roamer Rogers (A Gift to My Children: A Father's Lessons for Life and Investing, 2009, etc.) recounts his vibrant life and provides significant insight into the financial system. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A passionate, but not ideological, argument that offers a practical approach to solving real problems."
The former chairman, president, and CEO of Duke Energy, the largest electric power company in the United States, argues that access to clean, sustainable electricity should be a basic human right. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

A strange work of travel writing that might well have been entitled International Investment and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Read full book review >

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JIM SHEPARD
by Vincent Scarpa

“I’m trying to put less food on my kids’ tables,” Jim Shepard jokes. This, in reference to the years he spent researching the Minoan eruption of Thera—a catastrophic volcanic event in mid-second millennium B.C.E.—with the intent to write something fairly substantial about it and ending up instead with “Cretan Love Song,” a story that, at ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE HERO OF LITTLE STREET by Gregory Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"All's well that ends well, as this frolic does, with a sublime comeuppance for all the bullies, then and now. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rogers' Boy (from The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard, 2004, and A Midsummer Knight, 2007) returns for another wordless metafictive adventure, this one centering on Dutch painting. Read full book review >

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MIDSUMMER KNIGHT by Gregory Rogers
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Told as before in crowded but large and easy-to-follow sequential panels, the tale will delight even readers who don't catch all of the Elizabethan references. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Another wordless, briskly paced escapade with a Shakespearean flavor (and cast) from the author of The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard (2004). Read full book review >

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KINDERGARTEN ABC by Jacqueline Rogers
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"This not a primer on the ABCs, but an extension of the letter-learning process, a vocabulary builder that will test readers with the likes of easel, knees, llama, quarrel, and tambourines. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Rogers returns to the class from Tiptoe into Kindergarten (1999) to introduce a flurry of letters and words in the always-winning treasure-hunt format that will have eyes poring over the pages. Read full book review >

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THE SAFARI SET  by Madeleine Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Despite the occasionally ambiguous text, a good, strikingly illustrated conversation starter about animals, their habitats, and our part in protecting these environments. (Board book. 2-5)"
Come for a safari and explore five common animals of Africa's savanna: lion, giraffe, elephant, hippopotamus, and zebra. Read full book review >

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BYRON'S LANE by Wallace Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Despite some flaws, a worthy novel about the lost hopes and embraced hypocrisies of a self-absorbed, overhyped generation."
A debut novel about two old school pals who reunite to reminisce and confront demons past and present. Read full book review >

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REVERSION by Amy Rogers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 2014

"A smart, tightly written, scary science thriller."
Rogers' (Petroplague, 2013) characters must escape the dangers of deadly disease, dangerous wildlife and vicious criminals in this tense medical thriller. Read full book review >

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ISLAND by Jane Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2000

"This tale of a madness as terrifying as it is logical, simple and classical in its tragic lines, is also a complex rendering of the art of storytelling, where history and invention seem to purposefully converge, each to transform the other."
An embittered young woman journeys to a small island in the Scottish Hebrides to confront her past, by murdering the mother who abandoned her as a newborn, in Rogers's brooding, furiously powerful tale (Mr. Wroe's Virgins, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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PROMISED LANDS by Jane Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 1997

"Ambitious and solidly researched, but the different centuries and their challenges remain largely in separate orbits, with only a huge effort at contrivance pulling them parallel, and then only briefly."
Following a popular trend, Rogers's latest (after Her Living Image, 1986, etc.) fuses the past and the present, reaching from the 18th-century founding of a British colony in Australia to a failing 20th-century English marriage, and conjoining the roles of two idealists, each disillusioned in his own time and place. Read full book review >