Search Results: "Joby Warrick"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2011

"An alarming narrative, especially so because of its understated, never-shrill tone."
The story of how the Central Intelligence Agency continued its record of failure in the so-called war on terrorism, with fatal consequences. Read full book review >

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BLACK FLAGS by Joby Warrick
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Warrick stops short of offering policy solutions, but he provides a valuable, readable introduction to a pressing international security threat."
Crisply written, chilling account of the personalities behind the emergence of the Islamic State, or ISIS. Read full book review >

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NO PLACE LIKE SPACE by Lisa Harkrader
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"An amiable continuation of the series. (Science fiction. 5-8)"
With the school carnival approaching, why isn't Spork excited about it? Read full book review >

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SPORK OUT OF ORBIT by Nan Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A good choice for those new to chapters; concluding logic puzzles and quizzes in the backmatter are a bonus. (Science fiction. 5-9)"
What can a Galaxy Scout learn about being an Earthling? Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"For those seeking yet another biography, this will serve. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, glossary, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
The author of the century-old, still-beloved Little Women led an extraordinarily interesting life herself, as Warrick makes plain in this dutiful biography. Read full book review >

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HAMMER AND NAILS by Josh Bledsoe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Kudos to this dad for not only making chores fun and making the most of time with his daughter, but for meeting her on her level. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Darcy's best friend cancels their play date due to illness, her dad saves the day in style. Read full book review >

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WHO NEEDS THAT NOSE? by Karen Clemens Warrick
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"A pleaser for fans of Beatrice Schenk de Regniers's It Does Not Say Meow (1972) or Hana Machotka's Breathtaking Noses (1992). (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
The creators of If I Had a Tail (2001) move to the other end of six creatures, pairing close-ups and clues in a guessing game for young readers: "Who needs a nose that swings and sways, a long gray nose that works like a hand to pick up bunches of hay?" Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 30, 1983

"A shapeless and rather parochial collection (notable absentees include Aldiss, Simak, and Lem)—but there's no shortage of high-quality, if often familiar, material."
An over-eclectic assemblage of 29 yarns, one from 1894, the rest 1932-76, running to a hefty 550-plus pages—and arranged more or less chronologically in the usual fairly meaningless categories. Read full book review >