Search Results: "Jimmy Soni"


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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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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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THE MEANING OF LIFE...AND OTHER STUFF by Jimmy Gownley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Well done; here's to the next installment. (Graphic fiction. 9-13)"
A standout graphic-novel series continues on its well-thought-out path. Read full book review >

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TRUE THINGS (ADULTS DON'T WANT KIDS TO KNOW) by Jimmy Gownley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"An utterly charming addition to this wonderfully fizzy series, this installment proves that Amelia truly does rule! (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
The irresistibly plucky Amelia Louise McBride is back for her sixth adventure, dealing with more of preteendom's tricky trials and tribulations as she celebrates her 11th birthday. Read full book review >

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THE ICE CREAM CON by Jimmy Docherty
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"Enjoyable fare from start to finish. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
Scottish teens and vicious gangsters mix together deliciously in this tasty treat from overseas. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 2, 1979

"But this collection of sermonettes and pious remarks has little else to recommend it—except that, after all, the born-again Baptist saying all this is the President."
Everything, but everything, Jimmy Carter has said about religion over the past two years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"Without this to complete the picture, the accounts of his repeated failings lack either context or interest. (24 b&w photos, not seen)"
A diffuse and hype-riddled profile of world soccer's ``bad boy.'' Burns, a correspondent for Britain's Financial Times, pieces together the career of Diego Maradona, which saw remarkable heights and depths—often in quick succession. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Carter, who looks better with each passing year, tacks on an appendix describing the Atlanta Project, his ambitious program to help the urban poor."
The Man from Plains continues his admirable post-White House literary career (An Outdoor Journal, 1988, etc.) with a blow-by-blow account of his first run for office, in 1962. Read full book review >

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A SALTY PIECE OF LAND by Jimmy Buffett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 30, 2004

"As usual, a pleasant and legal buzz all the way through."
A Wyoming cowboy on the lam drifts into the good life of the Gulf Stream in the latest stream-of-semi-conscious opus from the Pied Piper of Parrotheads (A Pirate Looks at Fifty, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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TAMMY WYNETTE by Jimmy McDonough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2010

"Wynette's tortured history is forcefully told, but her essence remains a mystery."
The gory details of the country vocalist's life. Read full book review >

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THE SHORT SWEET DREAM OF EDUARDO GUTIÉRREZ by Jimmy Breslin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"A straightforward account of an illegal that comments eloquently on the human cost of globalization."
Legendary newspaper columnist and novelist (I Don't Want to Go to Jail, p. 347, etc.) Breslin's revealing and tragic saga of an illegal Mexican worker who perished in a 1999 New York City construction accident. Read full book review >