Search Results: "Karl E. Meyer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"A satisfying, uncluttered account that makes a welcome addition to the shelf of books on the Middle East."
Succinct overview of 12 people who have exerted significant influence on the fortunes of the Middle East since England invaded Egypt in 1882. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"Assiduous research underlies a text that will appeal principally to art historians and devotees of Asian art."
Two journalists explore the allure of Asian art for museum directors, collectors, archaeologists and others. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A ripping, timely, and perceptive yarn. (16 pages b&w photos)"
Swashbuckling tales from the history of European competition for control of Central Asia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2012

"A skillful rendering of an inspiring message."
A good-news book, based on serious research, about how traditionally hostile groups can overcome differences to live in harmony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRANDCHILDREN OF THE INCAS by Ritva Lehtinen
Released: Jan. 10, 1990

With a more focused text to accompany the Finnish photographer's splendid color photos, this is the most coherent in "The World's Children" series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAMA OF EVERYDAY LIFE by Karl E. Scheibe
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"A promising drama in need of a stronger script. (5 line illus., 1 table)"
Scheibe (Psychology/Wesleyan Univ.) rehearses the well-worn thesis that "psychology must view life as drama." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDGAR DEGAS by Susan E. Meyer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The pictures must tell their own story. (Index; illustrations) (Nonfiction. YA)"
If it weren't for the pictures, readers would leave this book thinking that Edgar Degas was the single most boring man who ever lived. Read full book review >

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LIGHT MY DIAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Glow by Megan E. Bryant

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

BFF Charm: Meh and Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 1

Talky Talk: First Person/Epistolary Face-Off

Bonus Factor: Radium Girls

Relationship Status: Didn’t Quite Light My Fire Dial

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

This cover has not one, not two, but three big faces—if you count the watch face ...


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MAP ME A WAY TO YOUR HEART
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith
BFF Charm: Maybe x 2
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: The School of Sarah Dessen
Bonus Factors: Globetrotting, Postcards
Relationship Status: Vacation Hook-up

Cover Story: The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith

This is Jennifer E. Smith's third ...


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BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE COLLEGE
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Straight Up
Bonus Factor: College Transition
Relationship Status: Keep In Touch

 

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment

This cover, with its black and white photograph, playful typography ...


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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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TELL ME SWEET LITTLE LIES
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Cover Story: Bland
BFF Charm: Caution
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Mesmerizing
Bonus Factors: Being Rich, Mystery
Relationship Status: Smitten

Cover Story: Bland

In keeping with the etiquette of the Sinclair family, this cover is neither offensive nor particularly compelling. This cover is polite conversation at a cocktail party ...


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