Search Results: "Juan Cole"


BOOK REVIEW

ENGAGING THE MUSLIM WORLD by Juan Cole
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"A well-reasoned, useful vision for Western-Muslim relations."
Want to neutralize terrorism? One step, suggests Cole (History/Univ. of Michigan; Napoleon's Egypt, 2007, etc.), is to stop using the term "Islamofascism." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2014

"An elegant, carefully delineated synthesis of the complicated, intertwined facets of the Arab uprisings."
A nuanced analysis of the factors leading to revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. Read full book review >

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ROSY COLE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A good time from Greenwald (My Fabulous New Life, 1993, etc.) and a painless lesson in the true meaning of beauty. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Witty, engaging Rosy Cole has discovered real beauty in her new friend, Christi McCurry. Read full book review >

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ROSY COLE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Readers will connect with Rosy's troubles and share her contentment when she comes out on top once more. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's hard to believe, but Greenwald's Rosy Cole (Rosy Cole: She Walks in Beauty, 1994, etc.) is in eighth grade—``Top of the Heap''—at Miss Read's School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLE PORTER by William McBrien
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"McBrien obviously appreciates and loves his subject, but his book lacks two things needed to convey Porter's essence: wit and rue. (72 illustrations, not seen)"
A comprehensive biography that ultimately seems rather like a 400-page Cole Porter song list. Read full book review >

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DON JUAN by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Whether you call it 'postmodern' or 'meta-fiction,' there isn't much here."
A slim, odd volume in which the Austrian novelist (Crossing the Sierra de Gredos, 2007, etc.) spins a story about storytelling. Read full book review >

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JUAN QUEZADA by Shelley Dale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Libraries that have the first book on Quezada will want this one, too. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
The second children's picture book within a year about the famed potter, Juan Quezada of the village of Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico, this one is very different from The Pot that Juan Built, by Nancy Andrews-Goebel, illustrated by David Diaz (2002). Read full book review >

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JUAN BOBO by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1994

"Spanish versions are given in smaller type at the end. (Folklore/Easy reader. 5-9)"
In an attractive collection, subtitled Four Folktales from Puerto Rico, a Puerto Rican-born author and illustrator present their island's popular comic simpleton. Read full book review >

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JUAN VERDADES by Joe Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

As Hayes (El Cucuy!, not reviewed, etc.) explains in his author's note, he has revised a variant of Aarne-Thompson's tale type 889, "The Faithful Servant," drawing on versions collected in Spain and New Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOEL AND COLE by Stephen Citron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1993

"Coward's own Future Indefinite, 1986, and Charles Schwartz's Cole Porter, 1977). (Thirty halftones)"
Witty, urbane, and enormously gifted, Noel Coward and Cole Porter were both born in small towns and encouraged by strong mothers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2004

"A useful biography, though overwritten and overlength; of particular interest to students of contemporary European politics."
An impressively thorough but tepid life of Spain's reigning Bourbon monarch, who helped foster democracy after the dark decades of the Franco junta. Read full book review >

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NAT KING COLE by Daniel Mark Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Could use a bit more edge, but Cole emerges as a lovable man with forgivably human flaws—and, more to the point, a great artist in both the jazz and pop idioms. (b&w photos)"
An effusively admiring biography of the brilliant jazz pianist whose mellow crooning made him one of the first black performers to win mainstream success with white audiences. Read full book review >