Search Results: "Jim Rogers"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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. 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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PROOF by Adam Rogers
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2014

"Rogers gives booze a thorough going over, complete with good cheer, highbrow humor and smarts."
From the action of the yeast to the blear of the hangover, via the witchery of fermentation, distillation and aging, Wired articles editor Rogers takes readers on a splendid tour of the booze-making process. 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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THE DESERT PROPHECY by H.D. Rogers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2008

"Preachy at points, but packs the punch of a thriller."
Hunker down for a spellbinding novel that might be described as Christian science fiction. Read full book review >

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THE LAST RESORT by Douglas Rogers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Eye-opening memoir weaving violent Zimbabwean politics with the camaraderie and fearlessness of a family in crisis."
A Brooklyn travel writer returns to his South African homeland to rescue the family farm from imminent danger. Read full book review >