Search Results: "John L. Burris"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Burris's energy and experience aid in the overall effectiveness of this take on a defining topic of this decade of King, Gammage, Louima, and Diallo. (Author tour)"
Noted Oakland, Calif., civil rights attorney (and onetime prosecutor) Burris draws on his experience in the arena of police brutality suits to produce a passionately rendered, detailed work that, for all its timeliness and expertise, still seems in some crucial ways to be preaching to the choir. Read full book review >

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THE ANTS GO MARCHING by Priscilla Burris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"A picnic with marching, singing, and counting equals fun for toddlers. (Board book. 1-3)"
March along with these cheerful ants, but wait—are they stealing the picnic or rescuing it from the rain? Read full book review >

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FIVE GREEN AND SPECKLED FROGS by Priscilla Burris
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"This is worth a look if you're in need of cheery counting books, but it's not a must. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Every children's librarian and kindergarten teacher worth their salt knows ten versions of this finger rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

What's In It For Me? by John L.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2015

"An affecting account of rough times and recovery."
John L. describes his journey toward sobriety and faith in this debut recovery memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DADDY ALL DAY LONG by Francesca Rusackas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

In this equally gooey sequel to I Love You All Day Long (2002), little Owen turns to his other parent for a numerical game of "I love you this much . . . Read full book review >

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MAGGI AND MILO MAKE NEW FRIENDS by Juli Brenning
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"Perhaps next time Maggi and Milo will learn about the golden rule. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In their second outing, Maggi and her huge dog, Milo, visit a park where they make three new friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"A very solid and useful discussion of the theory and practice of computer modeling in the physical and social sciences."
Computer simulation has arrived big time, in everything from movie effects to election forecasts; here's an expert's overview. Read full book review >

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THE POWER CHRONICLES by John L. Parrish
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 26, 2014

"A traditional but engaging new addition to a packed genre."
Debut author Parrish brings a likable sensibility to a familiar sci-fi tale of superpowered humans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A professor's lecture notes run amok."
Forty years after the heydey of the Civil Rights movement, blacks find themselves in a quandary, unable to deduce who is racist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"The same could be said of the author."
Brittle exposÇ of Congress by a former aide to three Democratic congressmen. Read full book review >