Search Results: "Joel Naftali"


BOOK REVIEW

BILLY JOEL by Mark Bego
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"Plenty of factoids and musical insight about our Piano Man, but at the end of this catty biography, Billy Joel is still The Stranger."
The book that millions of fans have pined for…sort of. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2005

"A tidy synthesis, but not so insightful that it can succeed without the horse's mouth. (30 b&w photos)"
Though top-heavy on the business side, this look at pop idol Billy Joel pulls together many aspects of his life, even if they fail to cohere fully. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ARMY OF FROGS by Trevor Pryce
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"This little frog should find fans among readers of the Warriors and Redwall sagas. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
A young frog dreams of battle in this animal-adventure series opener. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2016

"Though a balanced, objective study of the case would be useful and illuminating, Grumet does provide a readable look at the nitty-gritty of New York's political machine."
Post-mortem of an unusual Supreme Court case regarding the separation of church and state. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1976

"A delight."
Margot Zemach's rough sketches are appropriately peasantlike in feeling, though they barely hint at the richness of this collection which has greater range and vitality than any of Singer's previous work for children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE H.W. BUSH by Timothy Naftali
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Naftali (Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism, 2005, etc.) offers a soft-pedaling, well-paced glimpse at the career highlights of a man whose presidency still remains murky and out-of-focus."
Latest title in the American Presidents Series spotlights the elder Bush's uneven one-term presidency, riding Reagan's coattails and navigating the "new world order." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"The story traces with rich detail the maneuvering, the calculations, the human errors, and the enormous stakes involved in the most serious crisis of the last 50 years."
One of the best pieces of research to have emerged as a result of the opening of the Russian archives, a subtle, nuanced, and vivid history of the Cuban missile crisis—the East-West showdown that brought the world close to nuclear war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Sobering—even scary—and necessary reading for historians of the modern era."
A Strangelovian paradox: The only way to preserve peace is to court war. Read full book review >

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DEXTER BEXLEY AND THE BIG BLUE BEASTIE ON THE ROAD by Joel Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Readers will be perfectly happy just to be on the ride. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie are at it again in this entertaining sequel to their eponymous debut (2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2016

"Fascinating to dip into casually and essential to students of the Kennedy administration, the Cold War, and late-20th-century world history."
Three months, 1,700 pages. But what months they were: a season in the midterm administration of John F. Kennedy marked by faltering polls, the aftermath of near nuclear war, and one crisis after another. Read full book review >

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FACE TO FACE WITH GRIZZLIES by Joel Sartore
ANIMALS
Released: May 8, 2007

"A glossy picture essay that young nature fans will enjoy browsing. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Tracking grizzlies from Alaska to the Rocky Mountains, a frequent National Geographic photographer, in a first book for children, gives young readers a first-hand account of daily life of these huge endangered mammals. Read full book review >