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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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 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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Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A must. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In lucid detail, Carter surveys the ills that thwart peace and suggests constructive ways to address them, opening with a moving account of his own role in the Camp David Accords, an agreement that was based on his thorough understanding of the antagonists' personalities and agendas. Read full book review >

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IT’S HOW YOU PLAY THE GAME by Jimmy Gleacher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2002

"Additional ado about absolutely nothing."
A debut novel in which Generation Y attempts to outdo its predecessor in terms of vapid ambition. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2005

"Plenty to nit-pick, but Carter's overarching decency, his care for the human condition and the health of planet Earth shines through."
The former president shares his personal thoughts, saturated with his religious beliefs, on the moral decline of the U.S. political sphere. Read full book review >

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A PIRATE LOOKS AT FIFTY by Jimmy Buffett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1998

"Both Parrotheads and those with a taste for the Caribbean find something for their palates here. (Author tour)"

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PARADISE RULES by Jimmy Gleacher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2011

"The demographic for this tiresomely humorous book is essentially those who identify with the narrator—horny adolescent boys."
An adolescent fantasy—perhaps wet dream—of a book. Read full book review >

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THE CAKE AND THE RAIN by Jimmy Webb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"An insider's view of the star-maker machinery and a treat for Webb's many fans."
All the sweet icing melts down, and some bitterness and tragedy lie exposed in the life of the hit-making songwriter. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 2, 1982

We came to Washington as outsiders and never appreciably changed this status." Read full book review >