Search Results: "John O. Koehler"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Sometimes a little breathless, but a detailed and comprehensive insight into one of the most chilling and the most thorough secret police forces in history. (b&w photos, not seen)"
There has never been a secret police more fanatically intent on finding out what was going on than the Stasi, East Germany's secret police force. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 29, 2009

"The heavy reliance on official documents imparts little human drama and undermines the intrigue the author often overplays."
Investigation into the Cold War attempts by Soviet and East European Communist powers to infiltrate the Vatican and disrupt its populist influence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUBMARINER by John O. Coote
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 1992

"This cavil apart, a genuinely appealing memoir that will leave many eager for an account of the author's days as a member of the fourth estate."
A gifted storyteller's altogether agreeable recollections of his years in the Royal Navy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Libertarians will likely applaud Norquist's debut as an author, but other readers will not."
A free-market manifesto on saving the nation's cities—mostly from the federal government. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPER JUMBO by Fred Koehler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Broadly entertaining. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small elephant's superhero ambitions leave unintended chaos wherever he goes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE IS BABY? by Kathryn O. Galbraith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Though baby animal books abound, this one's sweet framing device, simple but precise language and appealing illustrations will no doubt find it some fans. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This sweet, simple introduction to animal babies focuses on how they keep themselves safe by hiding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO CHEER UP DAD by Fred Koehler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2014

"Welcome Little Jumbo! We hope we'll see more of you. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In Koehler's picture-book debut, Little Jumbo repeatedly tries the patience of his dad but then does his best to make everything better. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAKING ROOM by Phoebe Koehler
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1993

"An attractive slant on an old story. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A dog's point of view on an expanding family: first it's a woman, then a cat and a baby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIND GAMES by C.J. Koehler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Painstakingly laid out, with a solution that may well catch you off guard; it's the middle range, with its interminable peeling away of guilty secrets, that lags."
``This is just a condominium that offers a few more services,'' Karen Merrick tells Sgt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTY AND THE BEASTLY CHILDREN by Michael O. Tunnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Cymerman's cartoony illustrations are in the parodic spirit of the text. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Despite its perky informality (``Most folks know the story...about Beauty taking old bristle-face in her arms...just in time to keep Mr. Beast from croaking''), a didactic and disappointing sequel. ``Auguste,'' the handsome ex-beast, is vain and thoughtless; worse, he spends too much time with cronies and too little at his kingly (and, presently, parental) duties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2015

"A thorough account that tracks the growing and processing of this fine tea against the wider changes in today's India."
From seed to auction, a detailed look at the growing, selling and drinking of India's "champagne of tea." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE SNOWPLOW by Lora Koehler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"There's always room for another well-told yarn espousing the themes of small-is-beautiful, hard work pays off, and, of course, 'I think I can.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
Despite skepticism from bigger vehicles, the small, new-kid-on-the-block snowplow works to stay fit, sure that he will be useful one day soon. Read full book review >