Search Results: "John Matthew Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A highly readable cultural study of one of the greatest teams in sports history."
Smith examines the remarkable college basketball dynasty of Coach John Wooden's UCLA Bruins, who won 10 NCAA titles between 1964 and 1975, with a focus on the profound cultural and societal changes during that period. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER PERSON'S POISON by Matthew Smith
NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2015

"While Smith's text sometimes reads like a doctoral dissertation, all that meticulousness adds weight and authority to the evidence of the serious shortcomings of a medical specialty."
A scholarly history of food allergy. Read full book review >

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HERE’S TO THE LADIES
by Julie Danielson

We may be nearing the end of March, but before it’s over, let’s honor one of the best things about it – that it’s Women’s History Month. If you work in any way in an educational setting with children’s literature, I hope you show your students books about strong women all throughout the year and not just during March. If ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Enough already."
Slapdash account that adds a few grains of new information to the Monroe file with transcripts of tapes the actress made for her psychiatrist. Read full book review >

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COMPELLING PEOPLE by John Neffinger
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"An attractive, nuanced addition to the self-help shelf."
The principals of a communications firm reveal the strategies they use to coach corporate and political clients. Read full book review >

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SMALL WONDERS by Matthew Clark Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Long before Yogi Berra said, 'You can observe a lot by watching,' Fabre proved it so. (historical note, timeline, author's note, annotated source list) (Picture book/biography. 9-11)"
The rewards of simply taking time to bend down for a closer look are celebrated in this tribute to the great French entomologist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Fascinating and informative content, poorly delivered."
"We don't have to become our enemies to defeat them," declares a U.S. Air Force officer who led a team of interrogators in Iraq. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN PROBLEMS by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Well-paced, bursting with humor, and charmingly misanthropic. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Being a penguin isn't all it's cracked up to be in John and Smith's debut collaboration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Not as exhaustive or as graciously written as Christopher Sykes's authorized biography, but still a page-turning tale of a military genius who despised the army brass and often broke the rules yet kept the faith as he led men on great and daring ventures. (16 pages photos)"
An engaging biography of General Orde Wingate, the soldier whom Winston Churchill called "a man of genius, who might well have become also a man of destiny," and whom Zionists called more simply "The Friend." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 1992

"A provocative and forceful call for change, certain to enrage male gynecologists while empowering their patients."
Why men have no business being gynecologists—or so the author says—and what women can do to get proper health care. Read full book review >