Search Results: "Jimmy Soni"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"The authors succeed brilliantly in bringing this fascinating statesman to life."
Insightful biography of Cato (95 B.C.-46 B.C.), enemy of Julius Caesar. Read full book review >

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A MIND AT PLAY by Jimmy Soni
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2017

"A welcome and inspiring account of a largely unsung hero—unsung because, the authors suggest, he accomplished something so fundamental that it's difficult to imagine a world without it."
The life of the man called "the father of information theory." Read full book review >

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JIMMY STEWART by Roy Pickard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 1993

"Slim pickings on a tasty bird. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Largely scissors-and-paste celebio of Stewart, spiced with two interviews that Pickard, a British film scholar, conducted with the actor over the years. Read full book review >

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JIMMY BUFFETT by Ryan White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"A feel-good biography for Parrotheads; others may want to pass."
The Mayor of Margaritaville gets mythic treatment in an adoring chronicle that looks back at his decadeslong career. Read full book review >

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JIMMY BLUEFEATHER by Kim Heacox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Old Keb understands it 'used to be hard to live and easy to die. Not anymore.'"
Part quest, part rebirth, Heacox's debut novel spins a story of Alaska's Tlingit people and the land, an old man dying, and a young man learning to live. Read full book review >

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JIMMY CARTER by Julian E. Zelizer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"In just 150 pages, Zelizer manages to effectively analyze how Carter's personality has led him to both failure and success."
Zelizer (History and Public Affairs/Princeton Univ.; Arsenal of Democracy: The Politics of National Security—From World War II to the War on Terrorism, 2009, etc.) insightfully examines the 39th president. Read full book review >

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WATCHING JIMMY by Nancy Hartry
FICTION
Released: April 14, 2009

"As Carolyn encounters one nearly overwhelming challenge after another, they will find her ultimately optimistic tale impossible to put down. (Historical fiction. 10 & up)"
Almost-12-year-old Carolyn holds a terrible secret. Read full book review >

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JIMMY CORRIGAN by Chris Ware
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"Everything here boggles: the artfully conceived foldout dust-jacket, the cryptically word-burdened endpapers, and, most of all, the story itself: a graphic narrative that deserves a place beside the best novels of the year."
The comics world has amply rewarded Ware for his amazingly innovative work—he's won numerous prizes for his Acme Novelty Library, a combination of complex narratives about mice, a trove of visually arcane inventions (diagrammed with Rube Goldberg-like precision), and plenty of eye-straining text: a graphic self-effacement that echoes the creepy despair of Ware's main creation, Jimmy Corrigan. Read full book review >

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WHACKING JIMMY by William Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Laugh-out-loud fun. (First printing of 35,000)"
Richly amusing variation on Prizzi's Honor and other mafia comedies, set in 1975 and focusing on the death of Jimmy Hoffa, by the pseudonymous Wolf, a journalist who insists that he knows absolutely nothing —about the actual events surrounding the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. Read full book review >

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Jimmy: Toughest. Dog. Ever. by Sally Hill Mills
Released: March 28, 2015

"A great classroom book full of lessons about language and life."
Every dog wants to be tough—big, strong, fearless—but in this illustrated debut picture book, Jimmy finds toughness on the inside. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This inspiring true story of survival, friendship and activism is never preachy, and the text, dotted with color photographs, carefully preserves a child's eye view throughout. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
When Ryan Hreljac's first-grade teacher explained that it would cost only $70 to build a well to supply clean water for an entire village in Africa, Ryan, with his parents' encouragement, decided to raise the money himself by doing household chores. Read full book review >

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JIMMY CARTER, AMERICAN MORALIST by Kenneth E. Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 1996

"A penetrating analysis of the unique moral outlook that animated an enigmatic president."
A revisionist study of a controversial and misunderstood president, stressing the origins, nature, and central importance of his beliefs. Read full book review >