Search Results: "Jonah Black"


BOOK REVIEW

FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"To be continued. (Fiction. YA)"
Laugh-out-loud funny, this engaging, high-concept novel about a 17-year-old boy's world, both real and imaginary, is a story that teases, building up reader suspense and expectation then refusing to deliver. Read full book review >

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JONAH WINTER
by Alex Heimbach

In November 1942, the U.S. Department of Energy bought a boys school in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and turned it into the site of a top-secret project. Scientists from all over the world gathered at the lab to build a weapon that would end the war. Almost two years later, they took their new weapon out into the desert ...


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BOOK REVIEW

¡BÉISBOL! by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2001

"Sure to appeal to young baseball fans and their parents. (Biography. 8-12)"
Before 1947, Latino baseball players, like their African-American counterparts, found that acceptance into the Major Leagues was based on the tint of their skin rather than the talent they possessed. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1999

"He closes the text with his ultimate all-star teams for the American and National Leagues. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
In this worthy packet of information about famous players from the Negro Leagues, Winter's narrative is marred only by a comic-book tone and exclamation points that detract from otherwise spectacular statistics and stories. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"A partisan but entertaining historical analysis."
Fascism isn't a right-wing phenomenon at all, argues National Review editor-at-large Goldberg in this lively polemic. Read full book review >

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CONTAGIOUS by Jonah Berger
NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"A provocative shift in focus from the technology of online transmission to the human element and a bold claim to explain 'how word of mouth and social influence work...[and] can [be used to] make any product or idea contagious.'"
A marketing professor at the Wharton School explains how fads are generated and why certain products, ideas and behaviors gain social currency. Read full book review >

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THE LAST BOOK EVER WRITTEN by Jonah Kruvant
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 28, 2015

"A bit familiar but exciting nonetheless."
In a future dictatorship, detective Victor Vale starts questioning authority when, to infiltrate a dissident cell, he goes undercover as a writer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"More personal information about Blank would have been welcome; even so, a delightfully offbeat travelogue."
Part travel-journal, part retelling of an Indian epic, part cultural and political analysis, this first book by a former editor of Tokyo's Asahi Evening News is both eclectic and ambitious. Read full book review >

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A BOOK ABOUT LOVE by Jonah Lehrer
NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2016

"While the book adequately covers a good deal of research and systematically examines the rewards and challenges of intimacy, it doesn't make love sound like a whole lot of fun."
Journalist Lehrer addresses the power of human attachment. Read full book review >

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PROUST WAS A NEUROSCIENTIST by Jonah Lehrer
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Solid science journalism with an essayist's flair."
Would George Eliot have been better looking if she'd put on a pair of lab goggles? Would Paul Cézanne have seen any better? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Challenges remain for the Rays in terms of market size and the need for a new stadium, but this book shows how having a plan and sticking to it allows a team with financial savvy to trump those with deeper pockets."
This incisive account of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' rise from the cellar to the pennant suggests that baseball is a business like any other—and unlike any other. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Raskin puts Hoffman into his American context and offers fascinating insight into both. (25 b&w photos, not seen)"
An insightful biography that paints provocateur extraordinaire Abbie Hoffman as the paradigm of the 1960s. Read full book review >