Search Results: "John M. Simmons"


BOOK REVIEW

To Sing Frogs by John M. Simmons
Released: June 15, 2013

"An odd yet effective mix of cynicism and sentimentality."
A frank account of the challenges faced by an American family seeking to adopt five children from Russia. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BERYL by Jane Simmons
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"Overall, however, this is too grim to be a great read-aloud for her usual audience and too lacking in nuance to captivate older fantasy fans, so it's likely to have difficulty winning a wide readership. (Animal fantasy. 8-11)"
A brisk tale with black-and-white illustrations sprinkled throughout, this features talking animals, unlikely coincidences, a breathless narrative style and a message about the value of diversity. Read full book review >

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COME ALONG, DAISY! by Jane Simmons
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

"The dramatic images can be viewed from a distance, making this an appealing read-aloud for story hours. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This cautionary tale from Simmons explores no new terrain, though the duckling Daisy does. Read full book review >

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THE LAST HOT TIME by John M. Ford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

New fantasy from the author of The Dragon Waiting (1983) and the science-fictional Growing Up Weightless (1993), of the subgenre known as elfpunk: urban fantasy in which Elfland has somehow intruded itself into the modern world, with astonishing and often bizarre consequences. Read full book review >

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GROWING UP WEIGHTLESS by John M. Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Fair to middling work that promises more than it delivers."
By the author of the noteworthy fantasy The Dragon Waiting (1983), a coming-of-age yarn set on the Moon a hundred years from now. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 1992

"Not quite a world-beater—and a bit of a downer for an Olympic year—but worth the attention of anyone serious about the future of humanity in the sporting arena and beyond."
An ambitious and jolting, if occasionally turgid, investigation into the origins and wider implications of the contemporary union of science and sport. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A densely written defense of the Western tradition."
The case for European civilization as the driving force behind globalization. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLIND TRUST by John M. Nuckel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"A good choice for readers interested in an action-packed plot without literary pretensions."
A New York-based thriller that connects the worlds of counterterrorism and high finance. Read full book review >

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JOHN F. KENNEDY AND THE RACE TO THE MOON by John M. Logsdon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Essential to understanding JFK's sponsorship of an historic enterprise linking him to the future."
With new documents now available, a space historian and founder of George Washington University's Space Policy Institute revisits a scholarly topic he pioneered: John F. Kennedy's decision to go to the moon. Read full book review >