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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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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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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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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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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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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SAYLES ON SAYLES by John Sayles
NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 1998

"An invaluable companion piece to Sayles's films. (b&w photos, not seen)"
This in-depth look at the work of one of America's most successful maverick filmmakers is another fine contribution to Faber and Faber's ``Directors on Directors'' series. Read full book review >

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THE BOG by John Preston Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"A passionate ode to dogs and their people, with little plot and lots of heart."
A short, sweet novel from Smith (Murder on the Trap, 2011, etc.) about the mysterious relationship between man and beast.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 >

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LEFT OF BOOM by John Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"A highly amped, ————- book that ———- readers will find ————."
A heavily redacted tale of how recruiting sources within the Taliban from top-secret CIA encampments in Afghanistan is exhilarating but not conducive to maintaining healthy relationships back home. Read full book review >